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‘Connect Pasifika’ helping those with mental disabilities

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‘For My Father’s Kingdom’ to tour USA

Capturing audiences’ hearts last year in Aotearoa New Zealand, the award-winning Pacific documentary feature film ‘For My Father’s Kingdom’ will move hearts and minds once again, this time in the USA. The USA tour has been a long-time coming for Tongan filmmaker Vea Mafile’o, and Pacific Cooperation Foundation will be lending its support by enabling […]

‘Home’, the gripping new single from Māori-Samoan rapper Juwan

 Through the eyes of a bruised and bloodied young man, 21-year-old rapper Juwan delivers an unfliching take on life in his latest single Home, featuring R&B power vocalist Sam V. From Juwan’s incredible tribute to a family matriarch, to his eloquent and hard-hitting invocation Preach, the Māori-Samoan artist has long been a talented, soulful […]

‘Ikale Tahi Build to RWC 2015

Last weekend’s Pacific Barbarians game is part of the fundraising and team build up to next year’s Rugby World Cup. Their development and build up is hampered somewhat by the lack of tough games, even tests against Tier 1 nations. They hope to have more games between now and RWC 2015

‘Mau and the Visitor’ play, runs for a second season

‘Mau and the Visitor’ play, runs for a second season Playwright Pulotu Canada McCarthy has assembled an 11-strong cast for the second season of his play “Mau and the Visitor.” The show depicts one of Samoa’s darkest days in history, the killing of Tupua Tamasese Lealofi III.

“Elevated” supporting the Pasifika Communmity

“Elevated” was a Family Park Jam hosted by King Kapisi and supported by Pasifika NGO Le Va with the aim of putting the unity back into community and an underlying theme around suicide prevention.

“Real Housewives” casts first Polynesian housewife

American network Bravo has cast the first Polynesian housewife in its hugely popular “Real Housewives” franchise. The upcoming “Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” series will star Jen Shah, of Tongan and Hawaiian heritage. In the trailer, we learn that she grew up Mormon in Salt Lake City, but has now converted to Islam. Shah […]