Samoans in Auckland are mourning the death of one its community stalwarts. Sala Sally Newsham passed away. Sally had a career in Pacific broadcasting and was the force behind the Miss Samoa New Zealand pageant from 1994 to 2010, she was 64-years-old
Pacific Media Network Health and Wellbeing Award Winner Dave Letele aka the mighty Brown Buttabean’s acceptance speech.
Sport and dance are two pastimes that are strong in the Pacific communities. A generation ago there were the Aitken Triplets jumping their way to the top of the Aerobics world. Now there’s a new kid on the block, Samoan Madison Milne, who is quickly rising up the world ranks.
Master Artists from across the Community gathered last week for the inaugural Pacific Heritage Arts Fono – Marama Papau with this story.
Samoa Tsunami Samoan Head of state interview Tagata Pasifika TVNZ Oct 2009
Karima Fai’ai attended some of this year’s Samoa Language Week celebrations. The theme was Tautua Nei Mo Sou Manuia a Taeao – Serve Now For A Better Tomorrow.
Tongan game against the All Blacks 2011 RWC Tagata Pasifika TVNZ 15 Sept 2011 – Ikale Tahi – Tonga has an army of enthusiastic fans and they turned out in force to cheer on the Ikale Tahi at the opening game of the world cup against the All Blacks.
It was a week of celebrations for the Tongan community with the Matala Festival. The festival showcased contemporary dance, poetry, visual arts and a Tongan play. Vea Mafileo brings us Suli Moa, a Tongan with a passion for stories.