From ancient script to celebratory decor - calligraphy has been revived through graphic design to become a popular form of decoration at Pacific events. Registered Nurse and Calligraphy Artist, Loi Fuimaono, operates Lettering by Loi, one of the few Pacific businesses rising through social media to meet the demand.
From Pacific Beat Street host to one of NZ's top stylists - NZ Fashion Week ambassador Sammy Salsa has established himself as the go-to stylist for many Kiwi celebrities and high-end clothing houses. He's been busy styling some of the major runways for this year's fashion festivities, but the journey to the top hasn't been easy for this Samoan creative who hopes to see more diversity in NZ's fashion industry.
After their meteoric rise to stardom in the Trans-Tasman hip hop game, Hampton Park's finest have graced New Zealand's shores with their first ever international tour.Singles like Bad and Bouj, Engineers and BluePrint have seen these boys play sold-out venues across the country. Nayte Mataia-Davidson chats with HP Boyz in studio.
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High school students from the South Island gathered over the weekend to celebrate Pasifika culture through song and dance. Reporter Anauli Karima Fai'ai was at the Caterbury Polyfest festival in Christchurch.
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Tahitian performing arts group Va'a Hono and Ahutoru Nui perform at the Auckland Museum in special event 'Gathered Islands: A Celebration of the Pacific'
Mama Miimetua Tarapu or Aunty Mii has been running tivaevae classes in Auckland for over 10 years. Tivaevae is the art of Pacific quilting practiced by women across Oceania. An art form Tarapu learnt from grandmother, with the help of Mama Memory Kimiora Peu she is sharing it with others keen to learn.
Launched in February this year, Poly X became New Zealand's first Polynesian themed tourist attraction. It boasted a range of Pacific performances, cultural tours and authentic Polynesian cuisine. But when Covid put a damper on their plans, the Poly X team decided to shift focus and put all their efforts into creating Auckland's first Polynesian Night Market.