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Cook Islands language teachers launch plan to boost te reo Māori Kūki ‘Āirani

Cook Islands Language Week 2020 was launched in Ōtara, Auckland over the weekend. The theme is Kia pūāvai tō tātou Reo Māori Kūki 'Āirani i Aotearoa, which means “That the Cook Islands Māori language may blossom throughout New Zealand”. MPs, community leaders and language teachers came together to celebrate Cook Islands culture and launch the Cook Islands Language Commission NZ.

531pi holds radiothon to raise money for Pacific children with leprosy

Auckland-based Pacific radio station 531pi is hosting their first ever radiothon in partnership with the Leprosy Mission New Zealand today from 6am until 3pm. It’s called the Pacific Cure One Day, the Leprosy Mission’s Annual Appeal to raise funds for families affected by leprosy. This year’s appeal will see every dollar raised multiplied 5 times […]

TP+: Rotuman Centre opens in Auckland

The NZ Rotuman Community Centre opened in Papatoetoe, South Auckland last week. The Rotuman community in Auckland set up this space to help bring the community closer together through weekly activities, cultural events and language classes.

ATEED responds to community feedback on Pasifika Festival 2021 refresh

ATEED’s new plan will see a change in the layout of the villages, with some island groups placed into a shared space. Pasifika Festival Project Manager Leisa Siteine talks about their new ideas for Pasifika Festival 2021.

Nominations open for the SunPix Pacific Peoples Awards 2020

The 6th annual SunPix Pacific Peoples Awards will take place on 6 November in Auckland to once again celebrate Pacific people in New Zealand. Nominations are accepted for Pacific people in New Zealand who are judged to make a significant contribution to the Pacific communities in Aotearoa. There are six awards categories – Community Leadership, […]

Celebrating Rotuman Language Week 2020 online

Communities from Rotuma and across the world have been celebrating Rotuman Language Week differently this year due to Covid-19. John Pulu spoke to the Deputy Chair of the Auckland Rotuman Fellowship Group Inc (ARFGI), Jioji Vai, to hear how they're keeping the language alive online. #Talanoa

Rotuman language classes in Covid-19

Rotuman Language Week kicks off on Sunday, and its the first of the Pacific language weeks for the year. However, with the community unable to meet, language weeks for Rotuma and other communities will have a different flavour this year. Marama T-Pole went to meet one Auckland Rotuman family who are proud of their Rotuman heritage and trying to keep the language strong.

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.

TP+ Auckland Libraries launches its first Pacific heritage exhibition

The Auckland Libraries Talanoa Facebook page is giving Pacific communities a chance to see, engage and add their knowledge to the Auckland Libraries Pasifika taonga posted online. The taonga have been collated into the libraries' first Pacific heritage exhibition, Waitui Ātea, which launches today.