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Samoan boxer Baby NansenMeet Samoan boxer Baby Nansen
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Meet Samoan boxer Baby Nansen

Female fighters don't get a lot of exposure compared to their male counterparts here in New Zealand, but one thing's for sure - there's no shortage of talent. One of those fighters is Samoan baby Nansen, a kickboxer turned boxer who's using her expertise to help her community.

TP+: David Liti breaks national records

Current commonwealth champ David Liti smashed all three of his National Weightlifting records at the 2019 North Island Championships yesterday in Auckland. The new records put him in good stead ahead of the Oceania and Commonwealth Championships in July, and bring him one step closer to his 2020 Tokyo Olympics dream. RECORDS: Snatch: 180kgs Clean […]
Veteran volleyballer Pogai Falemai making a comebackVeteran volleyballer Pogai Falemai makes a comeback
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Veteran volleyballer Pogai Falemai makes a comeback

The Pacific Games are coming up in July, and last month volleyball teams from around the Pacific came to Auckland to prove their mettle in front of national selectors at the South Pacific Challenge. One of those taking part was veteran Kiwi volleyballer Pogai Falemai, who’s making a comeback after four years out of the sport.
Young Tongan golfer Josef KupuYoung Tongan golfer Josef Kupu
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Young Tongan golfer Josef Kupu

Golf’s not traditionally been big in the Pacific community here, but a young Tongan who’s bucking the trend is 8-year-old Josef Kupu. John Pulu caught up with him on the golf course.

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Techweek NZ 2019

A focus on technology for disabilities was welcomed by the Disability Issues Minister Carmel Sepuloni at this week’s Techweek NZ.

TP+: David Liti breaks national records

Current commonwealth champ David Liti smashed all three of his National Weightlifting records at the 2019 North Island Championships yesterday in Auckland. The new records put him in good stead ahead of the Oceania and Commonwealth Championships in July, and bring him one step closer to his 2020 Tokyo Olympics dream. RECORDS: Snatch: 180kgs Clean […]

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Samoan Scientist Amy MillerSamoan Scientist Amy Miller
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Samoan Scientist Amy Miller

Known as the 'Samoan Scientist', Amy Miller has just returned to New Zealand after two years working as a plant and post-harvest scientist in Samoa. Now she's inspiring the next generation to enter a career in science.

The South Auckland academy helping Pacific youth into work

The Oceania Career Academy is a training school focused on equipping our youth with a trade qualification. Based in Māngere, the school is a subsidiary of The Fono health clinic, and delivers NZQA-level vocational training. As John Pulu found out, it prepares young people for more than just the work force.
tradesTP+ Ep 10: Trades vs ProfessionsTP+ Ep 10: Trades vs Professions
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TP+ Ep 10: Trades vs Professions

Tradies vs professionals – which would you rather be? Business director Jerome Mika, youth worker and former scaffolder Matalena O’Mara and engineering CEO Saia Latu have their say in this week's panel.

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