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‘Champions of the Pacific’, the new sports show coming to RNZ Pacific

Hosted by RNZ Pacific Sports Journalist Talei Anderson and News Editor Koro Vaka’uta, Champions of the Pacific is an apt name for the new sports show gracing Aotearoa’s airwaves this week. Featuring in-depth interviews with athletes and prominent members from the Pasifika sports community, Champions of the Pacific will broadcast once a week. For Vaka’uta, […]

‘Could you pay for the petrol?’ – John Tamihere asks Pacific Islanders for their vote

John Tamihere is asking Pacific Island voters to help gas up the Māori Party in its race back to Parliament as it looks to resurrect itself after its defeat in 2017. The co-leader says the candidacy vote in the Māori seats will be the focus of the campaign, but Pacific Islanders on the general roll can still give their party vote to the Māori Party.

‘Ikale Tahi Build to RWC 2015

Last weekend’s Pacific Barbarians game is part of the fundraising and team build up to next year’s Rugby World Cup. Their development and build up is hampered somewhat by the lack of tough games, even tests against Tier 1 nations. They hope to have more games between now and RWC 2015

‘This is bigger than history’: Pacific scholars review the New Zealand history draft curriculum

New Zealand is one of the few developed countries where teaching our own history in schools is not compulsory. But all that's set to change next year when a new New Zealand history curriculum will be introduced to all schools and kura.But will it cover material to empower our Pasifika youth, and will teachers get up to speed in time? Simone Kaho spoke to three Pacific scholars from Auckland University for this story.

‘Talune’ commemorates 1918 influenza epidemic in Samoa

A new play commemorating the 1918 global influenza pandemic on Samoa premieres in London next week. ‘Talune’ is directed by Siliga Sani Muliaumaseali’i of London-based GAFA Arts Collective.

‘There was no fix for me’: A conversion therapy survivor speaks out

‘For people who have been abused by it, it’s a tender conversation.' As the government moves to ban conversion therapy, survivor Doron Semu shares his story.

“Bula” trademarked in the U.S

Outrage from the Fiji Community after an American businessman trademarks the work "Bula".