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TP+ Lettering by Loi: Calligraphy Artist

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.

TP+ Sammy Salsa: Fashion Stylist

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.

Soul Sessions Season One Bloopers

A look behind the scenes of Soul Sessions Season One.Watch Season One here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfM4as0Z8aA&list=PLMGLlemI3UN_aDVdN-q0O5gsBkKmw6sDv

TP+ Talanoa with Melbourne rap group HP BOYZ

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.

ATARAH perform ‘I Smile’ – Kirk Franklin cover

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COMING UP: Tagata Pasifika new look lockdown show

This weekend we bring you our first lockdown show. #stayhome #uniteagainstcovid19

TP+ Canterbury Polyfest 2020

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.

Pacific news: Herbs documentary premieres tonight

Herbs: Songs of Freedom premieres tonight as part of the New Zealand International Film Festival.Stay tuned for our story on the Pacific reggae legends next week.

Behind the scenes of Polynesian horror series Teine Sā

Teine Sā: The Ancient Ones is a horror series based on supernatural legends from across the Pacific Islands. The series, which premiered on Prime TV and The Coconet TV this week, is the first to feature a Melanesian story written, directed and crewed by Melanesian women.