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Tagata Pasifika Special: SunPix Awards 2019

Watch the full Tagata Pasifika Special of the SunPix Pacific Peoples Awards 2019!

Tagata Pasifika Special: Tuvaluan artists take over Invercargill

Fafine Niutao I Aotearoa is an arts collective of Tuvaluan women who are master artists of traditional Tuvaluan art forms (kolose, fafetu, weaving). Part of their mission to keep their art forms alive, they recently toured their exhibition to Invercargill, where the locals instantly fell in love with them.

TP+ Uli Latukefu and John Tui pumped for upcoming release of The Legend of Baron To’a

Starring John Tui and Uli Latukefu, The Legend of Baron To'a is an action-packed comedy about a Tongan man trying to reconnect with his father's legacy - while fighting the bad guys who have stolen his late father's priceless wrestling championship belt. The Tongan stars had a message for the community ahead of the movie's New Zealand release next week.

Best of Pasifika social media – Week 2

We’re halfway through the Alert Level 4 lockdown and many of our Pasifika celebrities have been entertaining their followers with challenges and funny uploads. Here’s a wrap of all the best Pasifika content from the online world. TRANSITION CHALLENGE Social Media influencers Torrell Tafa and Johnny Tuivasa-Sheck have gone head to head in a battle […]

Tongan castaway story to be made into a Hollywood film

Hollywood studio New Regency has won the rights to make a film about the six Tongan teenagers stranded for 15 months on an uninhabited island in the mid-1960s. 55 years on and one of the six survivors, Tevita Siola'a, spoke to John Pulu about their adventure that will be on the big screen.

Villette teases new EP with latest track ‘Curious’

Curious, the latest single from singer/songwriter/producer Villette, is a joyous riot from start to finish. An excellent show of versatility, Curious diverges from the artist’s signature Monroe-esque vocals and neo-R&B vibes, instead offering a feel-good track that’s upbeat, modernly funky and fun. The track could also hint at what’s in store for her up-and-coming EP release. […]

Tuvalu dance performance | Pacific Music Awards 2020

Tuvalu dance group Maneanea Dance perform at the Pacific Music Awards 2020. #PMA2020

Mama’s Music Box: New Zealand’s first Pasifika Christmas film

With major US studios pulling their films from cinemas, filmmaker siblings Stallone and Abba-Rose Vaiaoga-Ioasa created the #Feature30Challenge, pushing themselves to make a feature length film in 30 days.Released in cinemas this week, Mama's Music Box is an entertaining and heartfelt watch for the whole family.

FAF SWAG celebrates growth of Auckland’s Vogue scene with Legacy Ball

From Te Puke o Tara Community Hall, to the Auckland Town Hall; the Legacy Ball is the crowning glory of an eight-year journey for Queer Pacific arts collective FAF SWAG. Introducing vogue ballroom to Aotearoa’s rainbow community in 2013, FAF SWAG have built Auckland’s Vogue scene as a means to empower our rainbow youth and showcase their creative talents.