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Preparing for Polyfest: Performance Day

Sleepless nights, long practices, hard sacrifices and a whole lot of sweat and tears were finally paid off when Polyfest made a successful return in April 2021.In the final of our Preparing for Polyfest series, Ann-Tauilo Motuga went behind the scenes with Manurewa High School's Samoan Group before their big performance.

Soul Session: Marley Sola and Sara-Jane sing Bless The Lord (Andraé Crouch)

Marley Sola and Sara-Jane perform a gospel duet of Bless The Lord by Andraé Crouch on Soul Sessions.Watch the full episode here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6Y1mX7p8DsNew Soul Sessions episodes out weekly | Sundays 7pm on TP+ tpplus.co.nz Made with Support from NZ On Air.#SoulSessionsNZ

Soul Sessions Episode 5: Marley Sola

Samoan/Palagi artist Marley Sola first came to the spotlight on TV show X-Factor with his boy band Moorhouse. Since then he's gone on to have a successful solo career where he writes, records, produces and mixes all his own music.On this week's episode of Soul Sessions, Marley shares stories about his upbringing in Christchurch and his music and faith, and performs a powerful gospel duet with host Sara-Jane.

POLYFEST 2021 LIVE: Tongan master artist shares her knowledge

Punake (master artist) Milika Pusiaki has been working with schools to help preserve the Tongan culture through singing and dancing. She shares some of her knowledge and gives a sample of the Tongan Tau'olunga.Milika Pusiaki is from the Fe’unu Koula, Academy of Tongan Arts, Dance and Culture.

POLYFEST 2021 LIVE: First Saturday back after two years

John Pulu chats to the ASB Polyfest Director Seiuli Terri Leo-Mauu about the excitement of putting on Polyfest after two years of cancellations.

Polyfest 2021: Watch the Diversity Stage LIVE

 After two years of cancellations, students from across Auckland, New Zealand have returned to the ASB Polyfest 2021 stage. Watch the Unitec Diversity Stage live on Day 2 of the festival. Watch the Cook Islands stage here.

Polyfest 2021: Watch the Cook Islands Stage LIVE

 After two years of cancellations, students from across Auckland, New Zealand returned to the ASB Polyfest stage. The theme this year could not be more fitting: “Healing the body, mind, spirit and soul with the strength of Culture.” Me mātūtū ta’au Peu e te Akono’anga Kuki Airani, ka ora katoa tō’ou Kopapa, te Manako […]


The Auckland Gospel Choir has been a stalwart in the New Zealand music scene for over 20 years. Choir Director Seumanu Simon Matāfai and members of the group join host Sara-Jane to hanuju (share stories) and sing together in this week's episode of Soul Sessions.Soul Sessions new episodes out every Sunday at 7pm on tpplus.co.nz: https://tpplus.co.nz/category/soul-sessions-season-one/

The rising star of Silika Isaia – Soul Sessions

By Alice Lolohea The Quickfire Faith Questions are what all the guests will face for their Soul Sessions appearance, a list of Gospel inspired questions that usually give a bit more insight to the people sitting in the hot seat. “If you could be any biblical character who would it be and why?” Soul Sessions […]