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Marama and John talk MMT, Israel Folau and… NZ’s first kava bar?

Marama and John talk MMT, Israel Folau and a new kava bar #NewsWrap

Pacific businesses keen to make a social impact

The Pacific Social Enterprise Summit brought the community together to discuss ways they can impact people’s lives through business.

New Zealand reset Pacific links

A New Zealand delegation has just traveled to the Pacific on the Melanesia mission lead by Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters. The delegation included cross-party MPs, business and Pasifika community leaders who traveled to the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to further strengthen New Zealand's engagement in Melanesia. As John Pulu reports, the mission focused on building deeper relationships through the Pacific Reset amid the growing foreign influences in the Pacific region.

Talanoa: Oranga Tamariki

Peseta Betty Sio speaks on the injustices that Maori & Pasifika families face within the child welfare system in light of Oranga Tamariki's recent controversy

Toddlers can get Measles Vaccine at 12-months

Pacific parents in the Auckland region will now be able to vaccinate their toddlers against the measles outbreak at 12 months and not wait until they’re 15-months-old. Known as the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine, its is normally given at 15 months but the schedule shift by Auckland Regional Public Health Service comes in […]

TALANOA: Pacific homelessness

A lot of this week’s headlines have been about the homeless, the increase in rent and the conditions of state housing, bringing to light the struggle of our most vulnerable. Joining us to talk through the issues is Salvation Army Lawyer and Analyst Ronji Tanielu.

Tagata Pasifika news wrap

Marama T-Pole and Alistar Kata talk Tagata Pasifika's new look show and Pacific news of the week.

Eddie Williams to compete in World’s Strongest Man 2019

Samoan Eddie Williams who is Australia's Strongest Man is on his way to compete at the 2019 World's Strongest Man contest in Bradenton, Florida. He stopped off in Auckland and caught up with our reporter Soana Aholelei.

Pasifika and Māori youth at higher risk for rheumatic fever

Our Māori and Pacific children have high rates of rheumatic fever in New Zealand; a life threatening auto immune disease which can cause severe heart damage. Rheumatic fever starts with a sore throat known as 'strep throat', which can be caught through air born droplets or by sharing food or drinks. If your child or family member has a sore throat or is showing any of the early symptoms of strep throat or rheumatic fever, take them to the doctor immediately and insist for a throat swab.

Jacinda Ardern visits Māngere Community Health Centre

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern visits Māngere Community Health Centre a day after Government announced it's Budget 2019. She addressed concerns for the lack of child poverty reduction and housing funds.

Housing gets no new funding in 2019 Wellbeing Budget

The 2019 budget announcements released earlier today had a strong focus on mental health and child well being, with little being said about housing and homelessness. Earlier this month the Government announced an almost $200 million boost to tackle chronic homelessness, providing a “wraparound” service, through its Housing First initiative. Housing First is the government’s […]