By RNZ Pacific Samoan Independent MP, Tuala Tevaga Iosefo Ponifasio, has confirmed he will join the Faatuatua i le Atua Samoa ua Tasi (FAST) party following more than a week of post-election deliberations. The Samoa Observer reports the decision comes hours after the paper revealed that as part of his negotiations with both parties, Tuala had asked […]
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Engineering difficulties with the original Bunny Street site has made the Fale Malae Trust choose Frank Kitts Park in Wellington as the new proposed site. All it needs is Wellington City Council approval.
Punake (master artist) Milika Pusiaki has been working with schools to help preserve the Tongan culture through singing and dancing. She shares some of her knowledge and gives a sample of the Tongan Tau'olunga.Milika Pusiaki is from the Fe’unu Koula, Academy of Tongan Arts, Dance and Culture.
John Pulu chats to the ASB Polyfest Director Seiuli Terri Leo-Mauu about the excitement of putting on Polyfest after two years of cancellations.
Samoa's general election has been nail-biting with the two main parties FAST and HRPP tied at 25 seats. Toeolesulusulu Damon Salesa from Auckland University gives us insight into what happens next for Samoa.
Mental health and addiction amongst the Pacific community is the focus for an extra $6.6 million of Government funding to increase access to mental health support services. Minister for Pacific Peoples and Associate Minister of Health (Pacific), Hon. Aupito William Sio, announced the extra services at an event held last week at the Fonua Ola […]
In a significant step forward for Pacific Island rugby, Moana Pasifika and the Fijian Drua have been granted conditional licences to join a planned new professional competition next year, New Zealand Rugby (NZR) announced today. The NZR Board’s decision to approve licences is a major step toward the two Pasifika teams joining NZR’s existing five Sky Super Rugby Aotearoa […]
By RNZ The final and official count for the Samoa general election 2021 started this morning. By 11pm last night, all special votes had finally been sorted to the electoral constituencies – all done in the presence of official scrutineers. Provisional results over the weekend had the two main political parties, the HRPP, and the […]
The New Zealand city of Lower Hutt has become the first outside Auckland with a Pasifika resident District Court judge. By Dominic Godfrey for RNZ Pacific The selection of Michael Alaifatu Mika, a Samoan New Zealander, is being hailed as the vanguard of diversity and representation, the embodiment of Te Ao Mārama – a reflection of […]