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Lusi Faiva wins Spirit of Attitude award at the 2020 Attitude Awards

Lusi Faiva, a disabled Samoan dancer and actor, has won the Spirit of Attitude award at the 2020 Attitude Awards. The awards were held last night to celebrate the achievements of those in the disability community. The Spirit of Attitude award acknowledges people who have had a unique journey and have risen to the challenges […]

TP+ First ever ‘Ava ceremony held at NZ Parliament for new Pacific MPs

The Labour Pāsifika Caucus welcomed the five new Pacific MPs in Parliament with an 'ava ceremony - a first for New Zealand’s Parliament.

Refreshed Tanoa bowl architecture revealed at Auckland Museum

A cultural blessing, including a Karakia and Kava ceremony, was held over the weekend for Auckland Museum’s refreshed South Atrium, Te Ao Mārama. The museum worked with iwi and Pacific communities in Auckland to create the new South Atrium, which reveals the most significant changes to the Museum in more than a decade. “The full […]

Pacific Business Trust Awards 2020

With the challenging year that has been due to Covid19, it was an extra special night of celebration for Pacific entrepreneurs and businesses at the Pacific Business Trust Awards evening in Manukau. Here's Moana Makapelu Lee with this story.

Pasifika women leaders recognised at the 2020 Women of Influence Awards

New Zealand’s first female MP of Pacific Island descent, Luamanuvao Dame Winnie Laban, became the first Pacific Island woman to receive the Lifetime Achievement award for her decades of service to the Pasifika community. Tupe Solomon-Tanoa’i received the Diversity Award, Aorere College Head Girl Aigagalefili Fepulea'i Tapua'i was awarded Young Leader, and Parris Goebel received the Arts & Culture award.

Annie Crummer sings at the SunPix Awards 2020

New Zealand/Cook Islands living legend Annie Crummer performs at the SunPix Pacific Peoples Awards.#SunPixAwards2020

Resonate perform live at the SunPix Awards 2020

Watch Resonate's live performance at the SunPix Pacific Peoples Awards 2020.#SunPixAwards2020

Tatau Dance Performance | SunPix Awards 2020

Tatau Dance Group perform at the SunPix Pacific Peoples Awards 2020.#SunPixAwards2020

Emerging Leader Aigagalefili Fepulea’i Tapua’i’s powerful speech | SunPix Awards 2020

“For our Pacific youth, if there was anything I had to say to you today, it’s that there is no one voice for us. There can’t be. Being Pacific Islander is such a deep, broad, nuanced, complex identity and experience to draw strength from. Our ancestors fought for us to be here – thousands and thousands of years of deep love etched into every aspect of our culture.”Watch Le Va Pacific Emerging Leadership Award Winner Aigagalefili Fepulea’i Tapua’i's powerful speech at the SunPix Pacific Peoples Awards 2020.#SunPixAwards2020