In 2017 Māori journalist Renee Kahukura Iosefa and her Samoan husband, Walker Iosefa, made the decision to move to Samoa to provide an opportunity for their three children to learn their Samoan language and cultural heritage. Now, three years on, they've made the decision to return to Aotearoa. The Iosefa family share their journey of discovery by celebrating the importance of living the language.
Pacific Region366 Videos
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."
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.
Samoa's FAST Party is the new Government. It comes after yesterday's Appeal Court ruling which legitimised the impromptu swearing-in ceremony held in a marquee in May. Marama T-Pole spoke with Lagi Keresoma, Senior Reporter for Talamua Media, this morning from Apia to give an update on the situation there.
We go to the streets of Apia to ask locals about what they want from this year's elections.
Samoa went to the polls yesterday and preliminary results show a hung election. The new FAST party has come in with 25 seats as has the HRPP at 25, with 1 Independent. Political commentator Mata'afa Keni Lesa joins us from Apia to give his take on what this means for Samoa.
Hoping to bring authentic Pasifika cuisine to the small screen and away from white rice and noodles, Kiwi Chef Robert Oliver has created Pacific Island Food Revolution, a brand new reality cooking show filmed in the Pacific. The show launches on TVNZ1, Saturday December 21st, straight after Tagata Pasifika.