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‘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.

“Bula” trademarked in the U.S

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

#TBT Centenary of the 1918 influenza pandemic

This November marks the centenary of NZ ship SS Talune's arrival in Apia carrying influenza - resulting in the death of at least 20% of Samoa's population. In this clip, from the Tagata Pasifika 2012 Samoan Independence Special, Mele Ioelu speaks about the tragedy she witnessed as a young girl.#FromTheArchives #SamoaMoSamoa

20 year anniversary: Motufoua dorm fire

“Let the tears fall down My heart is filled with sorrow For we have lost Many loved ones” – Lyrics from Te Vaka – Loimata E Maligi Monday 9 March 2020: Today marks 20 years since the tragic dormitory fire at Motufoua Secondary School in Tuvalu that took the lives of 18 schoolgirls and their matron. […]

2009 Samoa Tsunami: Ten Years On

We visit Samoa as they mark the 10th anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami that devastated its southern coastline and neighboring islands.Directed by Anauli Karima Fai'ai Made with the support of NZ On Air

2018 Fiji Elections

It's election day in Fiji - John Pulu finds out what the Fijian people want from their next government. #FijiElections2018 #TagataPasifika

2019 YEAR IN REVIEW: Part 1 of 3

As we gear up for the year 2020, we look back at the year that was in New Zealand and across the Pacific.Director: Anauli Karima Fai'ai #TagataPasifika #YearInReview

2019 YEAR IN REVIEW: Part 2 of 3

As we gear up for the year 2020, we look back at the year that was in New Zealand and across the Pacific.Director: Anauli Karima Fai'ai #TagataPasifika #YearInReview

2019 YEAR IN REVIEW: Part 3 of 3

As we gear up for the year 2020, we look back at the year that was in New Zealand and across the Pacific.Director: Anauli Karima Fai'ai #TagataPasifika #YearInReview