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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.

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.

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.

Talanoa: Pasifika human rights issues

The Human Rights Commission has been holding public consultations with Pacific communities in recent weeks to hear what the human rights priorities and issues are for their families. Some of those issues include violence against women and children, access to bank loans and elder abuse.Indira Stewart sat down with the commissioner responsible for Pasifika and the rainbow community, Saunoamaali'i Karanina Sumeo.

Aotearoa’s new Pasifika judge Faumui Penelope Ginnen

Congratulations Judge Faumui Penelope (Lope) Ginnen, New Zealand's third female Pasifika judge!

Pacific Games update: medal tally + women’s weightlifting controversy

Seinafolava Sanele Chadwick and Indira Stewart discuss the Pacific Games medal tally and the controvery around transgender athlete Laurel Hubbard competing in the Women's Weightlifting.

First kava bar opens in Auckland

It's the first time we're seeing Kava being sold commercially in New Zealand.

TP+ Rosebank Aoga Amata celebrates 10th anniversary

Last week we went along to Rosebank Early Childhood Centre's 10th anniversary, celebrating a decade of providing Samoan bilingual education to children in Auckland. Malo le finau, malo le tau!