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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Pasifika Futures Pacific Health and Wellbeing Award Winner Fuimaono Karl Pulotu-Endemann's heartfelt speech. "Ian, to you and to our family and to our friends and colleagues, this award is for all of us." Fuimaono is a veteran health consultant, a role model for young Pacific people, and the strongest advocate for fa'afafine in New Zealand and the world. #SunPixAwards2019
The New Zealand Government has formally apologised to Pacific communities for the Dawn Raids of the 1970s. Pacific people from across Aotearoa gathered in and outside the Auckland Town Hall to hear the apology. We spoke to some to hear their thoughts.
ProCare Top Year 5 Pacific Medical Student at the University of Auckland, Tuipoloa Opetaia Aati's inspiring speech. "I want to embolden you to not be limited by anyone's opinions of you, of what you can or cannot do. You can do anything you set your mind to. Dream big, and you have what it takes to achieve great things." #SunPixAwards2019
Meet Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Pacific Enterprise Award Winner Robbie Kainuku, owner of Blue Rose Cafe. Robbie's cafe has made a name for itself in the highly competitive cafe scene in Auckland by concentrating on Pacific food and adapting favourite dishes from home, like palusami pies and the famous koko samoa chocolate cakes. Robbie has gone from creating a cafe from zero to this year expanding into the shop next door due to its popularity. #SunPixAwards2019