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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.

LIVE: Aupito William Sio at Māngere Market | Election 2020

It's no secret the Labour Party has a lot of support among the Pacific community. There are 13 Pasifika candidates on the Labour list with six of those in winnable electorates. Seinafolava Sanele Chadwick spoke to Aupito William Sio live from Māngere Market this morning.

Pacific news: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in Tokelau

Jacinda Ardern is the first Kiwi Prime Minister to visit the New Zealand territory of Tokelau in 14 years.

Pacific news: Herbs documentary premieres tonight

Herbs: Songs of Freedom premieres tonight as part of the New Zealand International Film Festival.Stay tuned for our story on the Pacific reggae legends next week.

LIVE: Labour’s Mana candidate Barbara Edmonds | Election 2020

The seat of Mana, which includes Porirua, has been a stronghold for the Labour Party, and this year it's about to have its third Pasifika MP after Luamanuvao Winnie Laban and Kris Faafoi, who's now a list-only candidate.Johnson Raela spoke to Labour candidate for Mana Barbara Edmonds live from the Porirua suburb of Waitangirua.