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TP+ Canterbury Polyfest 2020

High school students from the South Island gathered over the weekend to celebrate Pasifika culture through song and dance. Reporter Anauli Karima Fai'ai was at the Caterbury Polyfest festival in Christchurch.

ATEED responds to community feedback on Pasifika Festival 2021 refresh

ATEED’s new plan will see a change in the layout of the villages, with some island groups placed into a shared space. Pasifika Festival Project Manager Leisa Siteine talks about their new ideas for Pasifika Festival 2021.

TP+ Forum highlights the future for Cook Islanders in New Zealand

Cook Island leaders from around New Zealand gathered in Auckland last week for the 2020 Cook Islands Aotearoa National Forum. The forum saw representatives from the health, education and arts sectors share their ideas on a shared strategy for the future of the Cook Islands community in New Zealand.

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.

Pacific Emerging Leader Brianna Fruean’s Speech | SunPix Awards 2019

Le Va Pacific Emerging Leadership Award Winner 2019 Brianna Fruean's speech. Brianna is a Samoan activist and environmental advocate. “I dedicate this to all the young people that don’t see yourselves as leaders, but see yourselves as servers. Because for me, service is the true way to leadership. Fa’afetai tele lava, this is for all of you.” #SunPixAwards2019

Meet the founder of USO Bike Ride, Chris Te’o

Meet Ministry For Pacific Peoples Community Leadership Award Winner Chris Te'o. Chris is the founder of USO Bike Ride, an organisation that uses cycling to raise cancer awareness in the Māori and Pacific communities, and set up the Bikes in Schools Programme for children in Porirua. #SunPixAwards2019

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.

TP+: PolyX launches at SkyCity Theatre

The Polynesian Experience, or Poly X, is Auckland's newest tourist offering. A celebration of the Pacific, Poly X showcases Pacific culture through dance, cuisine and culture.

Cook Islands language teachers launch plan to boost te reo Māori Kūki ‘Āirani

Cook Islands Language Week 2020 was launched in Ōtara, Auckland over the weekend. The theme is Kia pūāvai tō tātou Reo Māori Kūki 'Āirani i Aotearoa, which means “That the Cook Islands Māori language may blossom throughout New Zealand”. MPs, community leaders and language teachers came together to celebrate Cook Islands culture and launch the Cook Islands Language Commission NZ.