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‘Calmness in a cup’: Kavaia Tea giving a Tongan touch to tea time

By Alice Lolohea The one enduring memory I have from my years living in Tonga is the amount of time I spent in the kitchen making tea for my Grandmother and her friends. I don’t know how Pasifika people became serial tea drinkers, but I believe the never ending process of tea-making is a shared […]

‘Hula Fit’ blending exercise and Hula in Auckland

Cook Islands dance is well known for it’s energetic rhythms, swaying hips and shakey legs! One Cook Islander is turning her passion for her culture into a healthy obsession.

“No one is immune” – Sela Alo speaks from quarantine after positive test

Sela Alo spoke with Tagata Pasifika after his diagnosis with Covid-19. He shared a strong message to Pacific communities of the importance to stay home and stay local.

2018 SunPix Awards: Aiga Pouoa Profile

Pasifika Futures - Pacific Health and Wellbeing Award winner Aiga Pouoa.

2018 SunPix Awards: Dr Andrew Chan Mow Profile

Pasifika Futures - Pacific Health and Wellbeing Award winner Dr Andrew Chan Mow.

2018 SunPix Awards: Garth-Yaki Alofa

Le Va - Pacific Emerging Leadership Award winner Garth-Yaki Alofa, Founder of Recoveroom. #SunPixAwards

2018 SunPix Awards: Logan Poloai Profile

Procare Top Year 5 Pacific Medical Student Award winner Logan Poloai. #SunPixAwards

A quarter of Pasifika in NZ will have Type 2 diabetes in 20 years, new report predicts

A quarter of all Pacific Islanders in New Zealand will be diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in 20 years if nothing is done about it now to change things - that’s the prediction from a new report by PwC and Diabetes New Zealand. Fono CEO Tevita Funaki talks about his own experience with diabetes and what can be done.#TALANOA

BBM Ward

The Buttabean weightloss machine cranks on with the first graduation of participants in the BBM Ward programme.