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Araura Enua: Road to Te Maeva Nui NZ 2021 | Episode 5

After a three month long journey, the Aitutaki Enua group has finally reached the week of the Te Maeva Nui NZ competition. But are they ready to take the stage?Araura Enua is a new TP+ web series that goes behind the scenes of the highly secretive lead-up to Te Maeva Nui NZ 2021.SPECIAL THANKS Aitutaki Enua Te Maeva Nui NZ group Uria George-Temanu Paris Kiria Chyhien Ioane Benjamin Raapa-Abela Clara Ioane Jordan MakeaPRESENTER Johnson Raela DIRECTOR Alice Lolohea CAMERA OPERATOR Ann-Tauilo Motuga / Alice Lolohea POST AUDIO Leo Foliaki EDITOR Alice Lolohea PRODUCTION COORDINATOR Antonia Utanga DIGITAL PRODUCER Matai'a Sarah Richards

Watch the trailer for the new Polynesian Panthers drama series

 The trailer for an upcoming TV series on The Polynesian Panthers has been released. ‘The Panthers’ is a six-part drama series that follows a group of young radicals from New Zealand who form The Polynesian Panthers, inspired by The Black Panthers in the USA. The series is set to air soon on TVNZ 1 […]

Araura Enua: Road to Te Maeva Nui NZ 2021 | Episode 4

It’s the strength of family that has seen Cook Islands dance group Aitutaki Enua through the highs and lows of their preparation for Te Maeva Nui NZ 2021.This week broadcaster Johnson Raela takes a deeper look at some of the anau behind the group and the cultural connections that enrich them.#ArauraEnua is a new web series that goes behind the scenes of the highly secretive lead-up to Te Maeva Nui NZ 2021 – the biggest Cook Islands cultural festival in New Zealand.New episodes every Thursday 7pm on tpplus.co.nzSPECIAL THANKS Aitutaki Enua Te Maeva Nui NZ group Taioropua Tarapi Patrice Temanu Uria George-Temanu Clara Ioane Chyhien IoanePRESENTER Johnson Raela DIRECTOR Alice Lolohea CAMERA OPERATOR Ann-Tauilo Motuga / Alice Lolohea POST AUDIO Leo Foliaki EDITOR Alice Lolohea PRODUCTION COORDINATOR Antonia Utanga DIGITAL PRODUCER Matai’a Sarah Richards

Parris Goebel nabs Emmy nomination for Savage X Fenty Show Vol 2

Parris Goebel has been nominated for an Emmy award for ‘Outstanding Choreography For Variety Or Reality Programming’. The Samoan choreographer is nominated for her choreography on Savage X Fenty Show Vol. 2 (Routine: Garden Scene), which launched on Amazon Prime video in October 2020. It’s the second year in a row that she has nabbed […]

Pacific Music Awards 2021: Voting opens for SunPix People’s Choice

Voting has now opened for the SunPix People’s Choice – Best Pacific Artist Award at the Pacific Music Awards 2021. All 2021 finalists are eligible for the award, and the winner is solely determined by public vote. The public can check out the finalist profiles and vote here until 11.59pm on Monday 19 August. Click […]

Young Rock nominated 5x for the Hollywood Critics Association Awards

The cast of Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s Young Rock are elated following news that the NBC comedy is nominated for five Hollywood Critics Association TV awards. Young Rock is up for Best Broadcast Network Series, Comedy; New Zealand-based Samoan actor Stacey Leilua, who plays The Rock’s mother Ata, is up for Best Actress in a […]

The Lion King’s Samoan star Nick Afoa: “I feel really proud”

It’s been over a year and a half since The Lion King musical has graced any world stage. Now showing in Aotearoa, it's the first country to showcase the world’s No. 1 musical production since Covid-19 shut down the globe.Soana ‘Aholelei caught up with local Samoan Nick Afoa who's back in the lead role.

Tagata Pasifika: The Hawaiians (1991 documentary)

The Hawaiians is an illuminating look into the '90s cultural and political renaissance in Hawaii.

Araura Enua: Road to Te Maeva Nui NZ 2021 | Episode 3

Trans women make a huge contribution to Te Maeva Nui NZ and Kuki Airani culture but are often confined to hidden roles. In this week's episode of #ArauraEnua, the Kuki Airani queens take the spotlight.Broadcaster Johnson Raela steps outside the dance practice hall to attend Tutuvaine Dancer of the Year & Atuanga Rakei - an event created by Maggie Anitelea to celebrate costume designers and give trans women a chance to showcase their talent on stage.Araura Enua is a new web series that goes behind the scenes of the highly secretive lead-up to Te Maeva Nui NZ 2021 – the biggest Cook Islands cultural festival in New Zealand.New episodes every Thursday 7pm right here on tpplus.co.nz.SPECIAL THANKS Maggie Anitelea Honey TeinakorePRESENTER Johnson Raela DIRECTOR Alice Lolohea CAMERA OPERATOR Alice Lolohea / Nayte Mataia-Davidson POST AUDIO Leo Foliaki EDITOR Alice Lolohea PRODUCTION COORDINATOR Antonia Utanga DIGITAL PRODUCER Matai’a Sarah Richards#ArauraEnua