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Tonga farewells its pro-democracy hero

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.

Rugby World Cup Talanoa – Pacific Teams

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.

GirlBoss Awards celebrate young female trailblazers from across Aotearoa

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 […]

New children’s book tells the incredible story of Tahitian priest navigator Tupaia

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.

Yuki Kihara annouced as New Zealand’s artist for 2021 Venice Biennale

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 […]

Tongan pro-democracy leader Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pōhiva passes away in Auckland

The Tongan community mourns the passing of a leader who fought for democracy and freedom in the Kingdom of Tonga.

Pacific Education Talanoa with Hon Jenny Salesa

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 pays tribute to Late Tongan PM

Hon Jenny Salesa, New Zealand's first Tongan-born MP and Cabinet Minister, pays tribute to Late Tongan PM ʻAkilisi Pōhiva.

Celebrating Te Wiki o te Reo Māori

Happy Te Wiki o te Reo Māori from the Tagata Pasifika team.

Niue to conduct drone trials for water surveillance

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 […]