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’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
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
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.
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
Since June, over 30 Pacific students from schools in South Auckland have been getting up close and personal with some of the world's best and leading technology. This month they graduated from the 6-month Pasi Programme with a visit to The University of Auckland’s robotic centre.
We visit Samoa as they mark the 10th anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami that devastated its southern coastline and neighboring islands.Directed by Anauli Karima Fai'ai Made with the support of NZ On Air