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Talanoa: Tips for a stress-free Christmas

Joining John and Marama for this week’s talanoa is Papali’i Pale Sauni to give his top tips for a less stressful Christmas. #Talanoa #Christmas

Seafood Coconut Curry on Namaste New Zealand

Chef Vijay Ganesh shares his family's favourite Seafood Coconut Curry.Namaste New Zealand was made with help from NZ On Air

Connecting with family around the world through fitness

With many fitness instructors and dance teachers creating online exercise classes during the Alert Level 4 lockdown, this Māngere family have instead turned to themselves and extended family to help maintain their physical health. Siblings Janelle and Theresa Augsburg, together with their cousins Jozef and Taueva Lolohea, have created a family group chat, going live […]

Samoan surf lifeguard urges Pacific peoples to be cautious this summer

Pasifika have the highest fatal beach drowning rate over the last 10 years in Aotearoa. Samoan surf lifeguard John Tuia is urging Pacific communities to be extra cautious around the water this summer.

TP+ Linkfest 2018

Hundreds gathered in Papakura over the weekend for the inaugural LinkFest event to raise awareness of suicide.

The Samoan woman leading one of New Zealand’s biggest DHBs

Fepulea'i Margie Apa is the CEO of Counties Manukau DHB - the first Samoan to become a CEO of a district health board in New Zealand. As Karima Fai'ai found out, she's determined to use her new role to improve access to health for Pacific people.

Le Va launches new Pasifika Suicide Prevention Community Fund

New Zealand not-for-profit Pasifika organisation Le Va has been selected by the Ministry of Health Suicide Prevention Commissioning Office to administer part of a $3.1 million community fund which supports communities to create innovative solutions to prevent suicide. Le Va Chief Executive and clinical psychologist Denise Kingi-Uluave said, “A critical aspect of preventing suicide requires a […]

TP+ SouthSeas Healthcare celebrates 20th anniversary

South Seas Healthcare recently celebrated its 20th year helping to improve the health of Pasifika people in South Auckland. John Pulu caught up with the inspiring SouthSeas clinical director and founding member, Tagaloa Dr Andrew Chan Mow.

Coping with stress the Pasifika way

A group of researchers visiting Auckland this week are looking into traditional Polynesian health practices as a way of coping with modern life.