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.
Part of Te Maeva Nui, the Tu Rangatira Awards celebrated Cook Islander achievements.
By Andrew McRae, RNZ A man who was denied his true ethnicity for 30 years says he struggled mentally after finally finding out the truth. David Crichton has told the inquiry into abuse in care that after being brought up as Māori, at the age of 30, he found out he was Samoan. He spent most […]
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 […]
Virtuoso Strings team up with Jonathan Lemalu to perform at Parliament for the first time.
Kelston Boys' High honour old boy and rugby legend Va’aiga Tuigamala.
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.
The theft of his name led a Pacific Island boy down a path of state care, where he was abused.
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 […]