Podcast: Wanda Ieremia-Allan Uncovers History of Samoan literature with Niusipepa (newspaper) O le Sulu Samoa

Watch the podcast on YouTube   Or listen on Spotify Main article Samoan academic Wanda Ieremia-Allan is a PhD candidate in the Pacific and Indigenous Studies programmes at the University…

Pasifika Least Accepting of Offensive Language According to NZ Broadcasting Survey

Pasifika are generally least accepting of offensive language, according to the latest Broadcasting Standards Authority research. More than 1500 people aged 18+ took part in the Language That May Offend…

Jawsh 685, Tree, Nick Afoa, Shepherds Reign Big Winners at Pacific Music Awards 2021

Pasifika musicians, singers, songwriters, and producers were recognised at the 17th annual Pacific Music Awards held online on Saturday evening. Among the big winners was 19 year old Joshua Christian…

First of its Kind Pacific Languages Survey Launched Today

The Ministry for Pacific Peoples is calling on Pasifika to complete a survey about Pacific Languages in Aotearoa New Zealand. Minister for Pacific Peoples Aupito William Sio says, “a ground-breaking survey…

Te Vaiaho o te Gagana Tokelau – Tokelau Language Week Wraps Up Pacific Language Celebrations

Te Vaiaho o te Gana Tokelau – Tokelau language week, wraps up the ninth and final Pacific language celebrations for 2021. This year’s theme is: Tapui tau gagana ma tau aganuku,…

Vagahau Niue – Niuean Language Week Thrive and Keep Language and Culture Alive

Kia tupuolaola e moui he Tagata Niue – “May the Tagata Niue thrive” is this year’s theme for Faahi tapu he Vagahau Niue – Niuean Language Week. Premier of Niue Dalton Tagelagi took part…

Traditional Fiji Dance Meke Brings Pasifika Together Online

Around 80 people from across New Zealand and the Pacific joined the World’s first ever online Meke on Monday night. Pacific Dance New Zealand artists in residence 2021, Fijian choreographer…

Macawa ni Vosa Vakaviti – Fijian Language Week Providing Stability for Well-being

The Fiji community across the country has begun the week long celebrations this afternoon, Macawa ni Vosa Vakaviti – Fijian Language Week. More than 19,000 people identify as Fijian live in…

Fala Haulangi on Tuvalu Independence, Worker’s Rights, and Pasifika Resilience During Pandemic

Beaming with pride for her home country Tuvalu, union organiser/advocate and broadcaster Fala Haulangi pays tribute to her forefathers who paved the way to the nation’s independence. “So proud of…

Book Celebrating Fijian Language and Culture set for Launch in October

A book celebrating language and culture is set to be launched in Wellington during Fijian Language Week, October 3 – 9. Voqa ni Veisemati: Vola Italanoa ni Viti e Aotearoa is…