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Pacific veterans recognised in new memorial

A memorial to recognise the contribution of Pacific Islands people who have served in the New Zealand armed forces since the first world war was unveiled at the Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington last month.

ANZAC 2021: Pacific events in New Zealand

It’s ANZAC Day this Sunday 25 April for New Zealand, Australia and part of the Pacific. Here’s a round-up of Pacific events happening in Auckland and Wellington. AUCKLAND Matala-Anzac 2021 – Fonuapuli-Missing Grave “Lest we forget” An ANZAC day commemoration event held by the Tongan community in Auckland in honour of Tongan soldiers past and […]

Preparing for Polyfest: Performance Day

Sleepless nights, long practices, hard sacrifices and a whole lot of sweat and tears were finally paid off when Polyfest made a successful return in April 2021.In the final of our Preparing for Polyfest series, Ann-Tauilo Motuga went behind the scenes with Manurewa High School's Samoan Group before their big performance.

POLYFEST 2021 LIVE: Tongan master artist shares her knowledge

Punake (master artist) Milika Pusiaki has been working with schools to help preserve the Tongan culture through singing and dancing. She shares some of her knowledge and gives a sample of the Tongan Tau'olunga.Milika Pusiaki is from the Fe’unu Koula, Academy of Tongan Arts, Dance and Culture.

REAL TALK: Auckland’s new talk series for homegrown musical talent

Located at the 312 Hub in Onehunga, Real Talk is the monthly talk series where artists share their experiences, dreams, hustle and struggles.The hub welcomed Onehunga local and SWIDT rapper INF to kick off the series.

Polyfest 2021: Watch the Diversity Stage LIVE

 After two years of cancellations, students from across Auckland, New Zealand have returned to the ASB Polyfest 2021 stage. Watch the Unitec Diversity Stage live on Day 2 of the festival. Watch the Cook Islands stage here.

Polyfest 2021: Watch the Cook Islands Stage LIVE

 After two years of cancellations, students from across Auckland, New Zealand returned to the ASB Polyfest stage. The theme this year could not be more fitting: “Healing the body, mind, spirit and soul with the strength of Culture.” Me mātūtū ta’au Peu e te Akono’anga Kuki Airani, ka ora katoa tō’ou Kopapa, te Manako […]

LIVE: Kora Pearls stall at Pasifika Festival 2021

We cross live to Johnson Raela at this year's Pasifika Festival in Auckland, where he chats to James Kora of Kora Pearls from Manihiki in the Cook Islands.

LIVE: Pasifika Festival back in new location after two years

It's Pasifika Festival in Auckland, and the main festival venue this year has been moved to Mt Smart Stadium, where reporter Johnson Raela joined us live.