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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.

Hon Fiame Naomi Mata’afa: Interview with Samoa’s first female prime minister

Fiame Naomi Mata'afa reflects on the turbulent months leading up to her installment as Prime Minister of Samoa.

Remembering fearless Hawaiian activist Haunani-Kay Trask

"As far as I'm concerned, I'm a patriot of the Hawaiian nation. The Hawaiian nation burns in our hearts."

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.

SAMOA ELECTIONS: Why the results are so close, and what happens next

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.

TALANOA: Latest update on Samoa’s new Government

Samoa's FAST Party is the new Government. It comes after yesterday's Appeal Court ruling which legitimised the impromptu swearing-in ceremony held in a marquee in May. Marama T-Pole spoke with Lagi Keresoma, Senior Reporter for Talamua Media, this morning from Apia to give an update on the situation there.

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.