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).
News & Talanoa2136 Videos
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.
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.
Fiame Naomi Mata'afa reflects on the turbulent months leading up to her installment as Prime Minister of Samoa.
"As far as I'm concerned, I'm a patriot of the Hawaiian nation. The Hawaiian nation burns in our hearts."
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
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.
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.
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.