Tagata Pasifika - Welcome
The Pacific Series was held in Christchurch recently, bringing together Pacific communities to grow rugby league in the region. Traditionally a minor sport in Canterbury, the competition has ignited a growing interest with over 40 teams taking part – more than double since it began in 2016. Anauli Karima Fai’ai went along.
Golf isn't a sport you see many Pacific People playing, but the Wellington Samoa Golf Academy wants to change that. The Academy is making it easier for young Pacific People to play golf by introducing the sport to them at a young age. And the Academy is already showing success with some students representing NZ at an international level.
'Kabaddi' is an Indian sport likened to bullrush, and it's become increasingly popular in New Zealand. Namaste New Zealand met the Kabaddi NZ Women's Team, made up predominately of Māori and Pasifika wāhine. Namaste New Zealand was made with help from NZ On Air.
Auckland Rugby has a shot at winning its first provincial title since 2007 in the Mitre 10 Cup Final this afternoon.
This year Auckland once again flooded with a proud sea of red as Mate Ma’a Tonga took on the world champion Australian Kangaroos. Here’s a wrap of the historic game day, starting with the Mate Ma’a Tonga Old Boys who gathered earlier in the day. #MMT
Grammy award-winning operatic bass, Jonathan Lemalu teamed up with the Virtuoso Strings Orchestra this week for a one time concert at Wellington's Opera House. Watch to see the amazing result.
Meet Brotherhood Musiq, a group of talented young brothers making their mark on the music industry.
New Zealand's favourite soap opera has now been made into a musical! Meet Samoan performer Tavai Faasavalu, who's starring in Shortland Street - The Musical.
He’s one of our best-known acting exports, and he’s back with piracy on his mind... John Pulu caught up with Jay Laga’aia, who’s channeling his inner pirate in the hit West End comedy Peter Pan Goes Wrong.
Meet South Auckland dancer Ken Vaega, the first Polynesian Krump World Champion.
Joining John and Marama for this week’s talanoa is Papali’i Pale Sauni to give his top tips for a less stressful Christmas. #Talanoa #Christmas
Meet Roi Tangimataiti, the 7-year-old dancer from South Auckland who’s living his dream.
The Auckland City is in the middle if its busiest Christmas campaign to date, as the demand for food parcels grows by 30%.
Pacific people need to be aware of the severity of food allergies this festive season - that’s the message from the parents of a South Auckland schoolgirl who died last month from a severe allergic reaction to nuts.
Manukau Institute of Technology, New Zealand’s largest tertiary educator of Pasifika students, has launched its plan to lift Pasifika success over the next five years.
Help is available for Pacific and Māori keen to get into the booming trades industry, thanks to 650 scholarships available through Māori and Pasifika Trades Training next year.
"I acknowledge my mum, who came here in 1946 on the Matua as a 12-year-old. Much of what I do is testimony to her life and what she has sown into me." New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Pacific Education Award winner Dr Rae Si'ilata's acceptance speech. #SunPixAwards
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Pacific Education Award winner Viliami Teumohenga's acceptance speech.
The Ministry of Education - Dual Language Resources Team, Winner of the Pacific Service Excellence Award (sponsored by the Ministry for Pacific Peoples).
Electoral Commission Pacific Community Leadership Award winner Feagaigafou (Nainz) Tupa’i's inspiring speech, followed by a special tribute performance from Tone6.
Electoral Commission Pacific Community Leadership Award winner Akerei Maresala-Thomson's inspiring speech (Founder of social services app MyRivr). #SunPixAwards
"Darling, through darkness comes light, and I thank you… You are the inspiration of all of this." Pacific Business Trust Pacific Enterprise Award winner Saia Latu's acceptance speech. #SunPixAwards
Pacific Business Trust Pacific Enterprise Award winner Eli Tagi's acceptance speech. #SunPixAwards
Pasifika Futures Pacific Health and Wellbeing Award winner Aiga Pouoa's acceptance speech. #SunPixAwards