The Kingdom of Tonga paid its last respects to Prime Minister 'Akilisi Pohiva who was laid to rest in Nuku'alofa this week. Pohiva, who had been suffering from ill health, died in Auckland just over a week ago, bringing the curtain down on an important chapter in Tonga's recent history. John Pulu with this story from Tonga.
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The Rugby World Cup finally got under way in Japan last night. Three Pacific teams plus the All Blacks are vying for rugby supremacy. Joining Marama T-Pole to give his insights on how our teams might go is former Manu Samoa Captain Mulitalo Filipo Levi.
From cultural crafters to community advocates and songstresses, the GirlBoss Awards were held in Auckland last night to honour nine extraordinary young female trailblazers from across Aotearoa. Created by 20-year-old GirlBoss NZ founder Alexia Hilbertidou, of Samoan and Greek descent, the awards are designed to uplift and celebrate young Kiwi women who enrich their communities […]
Courtney Sina Meredith's latest book 'The Adventures of Tupaia' is the first book about Tahitian navigator and high priest Tupaia written and illustrated for children. The book was launched together with Auckland Museum's exhibition Voyage to Aotearoa: Tupaia and the Endeavour, which documents Tupaia's journey with Captain Cook around the Pacific.
Source: Creative New Zealand Interdisciplinary artist Yuki Kihara is New Zealand’s artist for the 59th International Art Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia – Venice Biennale – in 2021, The Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa announced today. Of Samoan and Japanese heritage, Kihara is renowned for delving into the complexities of postcolonial histories in […]
The Tongan community mourns the passing of a leader who fought for democracy and freedom in the Kingdom of Tonga.
Community Fono have been held around the country to share the feedback from last year's Pacific Education Survey. Joining us to talk about what this means is Associate Education Minister Jenny Salesa.
Hon Jenny Salesa, New Zealand's first Tongan-born MP and Cabinet Minister, pays tribute to Late Tongan PM ʻAkilisi Pōhiva.
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Source: Tudor The late Papali’itele Peter Fatialofa will be posthumously inducted into the World Rugby Hall of Fame in 2019, World Rugby announced today. Fatialofa is one of six legends of the game to be inducted, alongside former All Blacks captain Richie McCaw and former All Blacks coach Graham Henry, as well as Shiggy Konno […]
By Moana Makapelu Lee This month the island of Niue will begin drone trials to test how new technologies can serve for monitoring control and surveillance of their exclusive economic zone (EEZ). In 2016 the island’s Government declared 40% of its EEZ a marine protected area covering 127,000km. Niue’s Director General for the Ministry of […]