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Pacific people react to the NZ Government’s Dawn Raids apology

The New Zealand Government has formally apologised to Pacific communities for the Dawn Raids of the 1970s. Pacific people from across Aotearoa gathered in and outside the Auckland Town Hall to hear the apology. We spoke to some to hear their thoughts.

Tu Rangatira Awards kick off celebration of Cook Islands language and culture

Part of Te Maeva Nui, the Tu Rangatira Awards celebrated Cook Islander achievements.

Samoan survivor sheds light on abuse in psychiatric care

By Sela Jane Hopgood, RNZ Pacific  A Samoan survivor has come forward to the Abuse in Care Royal Commission of Inquiry to share her experience of the abuse she suffered in psychiatric care and to highlight areas of concern. In August 1992, Rachael Umaga from Wellington left a violent relationship and sought a protection order against […]

Polynesian classical music fills the Beehive in Wellington

Virtuoso Strings team up with Jonathan Lemalu to perform at Parliament for the first time.

High school honour inspires former All Black to make lifestyle changes

Kelston Boys' High honour old boy and rugby legend Va’aiga Tuigamala.

In the Crowd: Samoa, Tonga and Fiji rugby fans

It was a sellout rugby crowd at FMG Stadium Waikato in Hamilton over the weekend. Samoa qualified for the 2023 Rugby World Cup after beating Tonga 37-15 in their second match, while the All Blacks delivered a 60-13 victory against Fiji.Our reporter Hanalei Foliaki got in amongst the fans.

Abuse in Care: Pacific witnesses to give evidence on first day of Pacific Investigation hearing

The Abuse in Care Royal Commission’s Pacific investigation public hearing, Tulou – Our Pacific Voices: Tatala e Pulonga, starts today in Auckland. Commissioners will hear from two witnesses. Witness evidence summaries are outlined below. 9.30am (approx.) Opening ceremony 11.45am (approx.) Opening statements 12.15pm (approx.) Associate Professor Hon. Luamanuvao Dame Winnie Laban DNZM QSO Associate Professor […]