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TP+ Ulumate Fijian hair cutting

Daren Kamali, researcher of The Ulumate Project, shares his knowledge on the ancient Fijian practice of ulumate and ulu cavu - the hair cutting ceremony and wig making practiced in Fiji over 200 years ago.

Sports

Manukau South Volleyball Club

Manukau South Volleyball Club is an all Polynesian women’s squad producing some of the country’s best volleyball players. Alistar Kata met the driving force behind the team and champions of the game in the Pacific community, coaches Vai and Nancy Palelei.

Fale Dojo: New Zealand Strong Style

Fale Dojo, 'the home of New Zealand strong style', is the South Auckland wrestling gym founded by Tongan NJPW superstar The Underboss - Toks Fale aka Bad Luck Fale. As Karima Fai'ai found out, its unique approach to training is already impressing new recruits.

Samoan-Fijian weightlifter Kanah Andrews-Nahu

Samoan-Fijian Kanah Andrews-Nahu is setting the bar in NZ junior weightlifting, having achieved over 100 NZ records since 2014. Now she has her sights set on a podium spot at the Youth Olympic Games next month. Karima Fai'ai met the rising star in Auckland.

Entertainment

Fale Dojo: New Zealand Strong Style

Fale Dojo, 'the home of New Zealand strong style', is the South Auckland wrestling gym founded by Tongan NJPW superstar The Underboss - Toks Fale aka Bad Luck Fale. As Karima Fai'ai found out, its unique approach to training is already impressing new recruits.
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Samoan Graeme Isaako is Aladdin

Disney’s smash hit Broadway musical Aladdin is heading to our shores this summer, and Auckland-born Samoan Graeme Isaako has landed the lead role. Johnson Raela met the dancer, singer and actor as he shared his excitement about bringing the show home.

TP+ Aladdin in New Zealand

Disney's Broadway musical Aladdin is coming to New Zealand, and playing the starring role is Samoan-Māori Graeme Isaako. Meet the cast and catch a sneak peak on Tagata Pasifika this Saturday, 9.30am on TVNZ 1.

News & Talanoa

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Talanoa: Mental Health Awareness

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week. Joining Marama T-Pole for our talanoa is Denise Kingi-ulu'ave, Clinical Manager and Senior Research Lead at Le Va, and Leilani Clarke, Manager of Suicide Prevention at Le Va.

Talanoa: Teachers’ pay and work conditions

Despite the Government’s efforts to sort out pay and conditions for teachers, both primary and secondary teachers are disgruntled about what’s been offered. Joining Marama T-Pole for this week’s talanoa is Karl Vasau, a member of the NZEI Principals Council and NZ Pasifika Principals Association, and Natalie Faitala, exec member on the PPTA and English teacher at Wesley College.

Education

Is NCEA working for our students?

New Zealand’s secondary school qualification NCEA is currently under review, and there’s still time to have your say. As Reina Va’ai reports, there’s plenty for Pasifika teachers and learners to think about. Have your say: https://conversation.education.govt.nz/conversations/ncea-have-your-say/

Talanoa: Teachers’ pay and work conditions

Despite the Government’s efforts to sort out pay and conditions for teachers, both primary and secondary teachers are disgruntled about what’s been offered. Joining Marama T-Pole for this week’s talanoa is Karl Vasau, a member of the NZEI Principals Council and NZ Pasifika Principals Association, and Natalie Faitala, exec member on the PPTA and English teacher at Wesley College.

Teachers unhappy with pay offer

Primary school teachers will decide whether to take part in a series of strikes next week, after the teachers and principals union voted to reject the Government’s latest pay offer.

Events

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