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WATCH: RNZ Pacific Media Network Pasifika Issues debate

RNZ's Indira Stewart and PMN's Petrina Hall host the Pasifika Issues debate. Debate candidates are Aupito William Sio (Labour), Agnes Loheni (National), Luella Linaker (Independent) and Lourdes Vano (Green Party).

TP+ Talanoa with Melbourne rap group HP BOYZ

After their meteoric rise to stardom in the Trans-Tasman hip hop game, Hampton Park's finest have graced New Zealand's shores with their first ever international tour.Singles like Bad and Bouj, Engineers and BluePrint have seen these boys play sold-out venues across the country. Nayte Mataia-Davidson chats with HP Boyz in studio.

Proposed law changes in Samoa has legal community worried

The Government of Samoa has been heavily criticised by legal experts in Samoa, New Zealand and Australia over proposed law changes to three bills currently before a Parliament select committee. There are concerns that the changes will impact the legal rights of all Samoans to their customary lands and chiefly titles. Renee Kahukura Iosefa has this story.

LIVE: New Conservative’s Elliot Ikilei | Election 2020

While the main parties are polling strongly at the moment, there are some smaller parties with a collection of Pasifika candidates.One of those parties is the New Conservatives. Seinafolava Sanele Chadwick spoke with Deputy Leader Elliot Ikilei live from Māngere

Pacific Islanders show support at Ihumātao and Mauna Kea

It's been a busy week for land rights campaigners both in Aotearoa and overseas. Pacific Islanders have got behind our Māori community at Ihumātao and Native Hawaiian community at Mauna Kea.

Covid-19 Alert Level 3 key messages in Fijian

ula Vinaka - Watch key messages on COVID-19 - Alert Level 3 in Fijian.Minister for Pacific Peoples Aupito William Sio, MP for Mangere shares with us some of the key messages that came from Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's annoucement today along with what "Alert Level 3" means for us over the next 40 hours.Dr Api Talemaitoga provides the Fijian translation of the Minister's key messages.

TP+ Forum highlights the future for Cook Islanders in New Zealand

Cook Island leaders from around New Zealand gathered in Auckland last week for the 2020 Cook Islands Aotearoa National Forum.The forum saw representatives from the health, education and arts sectors share their ideas on a shared strategy for the future of the Cook Islands community in New Zealand.

COVID-19 Pacific Response Package: Talanoa with Jenny Salesa

NZ Associate Health Minister Jenny Salesa spoke to John Pulu about how the Government's new $17 million COVID-19 Pacific Response Package will help our community and those in health disability services facing increased demand.

Talanoa: Preliminary marijuana referendum results “profoundly disappointing”

Preliminary results from New Zealand’s two referendums have been announced, and so far it's 'yes' to euthanasia and 'no' to cannabis. Marama T-Pole spoke to AUT journalism academic Richard Pamatatau, who says the cannabis result is part of "a moral panic around the use of marijuana".