It's been a decade since the Earthquake that devastated Christchurch killing 185 people and causing severe damage to parts of the city; many Pacific people lost their jobs, homes and churches. Reporter Anauli Karima Fai'ai travelled to the Garden City to see how they're coping 10 years on.
The world’s largest Polynesian festival will finally get to celebrate its 45th anniversary this year. ASB Polyfest, the Auckland Secondary Schools Māori and Pacific Islands Cultural Festival, will take place from 14-17 April at the Manukau Sports Bowl, Auckland. Polyfest was cancelled last year due to the COVID-19 outbreak and in 2019 was cut short […]
The Pacific Cooperation Foundation (PCF) announced the winners for its Inaugural Pacific Cooperation Foundation Youth Leadership Awards at Parliament this week. The awards ceremony was hosted by the Hon Aupito William Sio, Minister for Pacific Peoples and Associate Minister of Foreign Affairs. PCF lead/management consultant Afamasaga Jackie Curry said, “The aim of the PCF Youth […]
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 […]
The Labour Pāsifika Caucus welcomed the five new Pacific MPs in Parliament with an 'ava ceremony - a first for New Zealand’s Parliament.
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 […]
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.
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.
New Zealand/Cook Islands living legend Annie Crummer performs at the SunPix Pacific Peoples Awards.#SunPixAwards2020