The league club continuing the Pasifika legacy in Grey Lynn | STILL HERE S2 | Episode 3

“The Richmond Rovers and Grey Lynn park go hand in hand. It wouldn’t feel the same anywhere else.” 

The Richmond Rovers Rugby League Club is a Polynesian mecca, bringing back generations of Pacific players and their families to Grey Lynn park every week. 

For 110 years the club has been based in the park. That central city legacy continues despite 95% of the members now living out of inner-city Auckland. The club survives by its values of loyalty, family and service. 

STILL HERE is a love letter to our inner-city Auckland Pasifika community. Since the 1950s, the Pasifika community has cultivated a unique Central Auckland identity that many of the community’s youth proudly embrace; both as an act of resistance from ongoing gentrification and as an unapologetic reminder that they and their families are Still Here.

Made with the support of NZ On Air.

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Still Here Season 2

STILL HERE Season 2 season follows Aotearoa’s first multi-generational kava club, a predominantly Polynesian rugby league club that's been around for more than 100 years, a small community fighting to keep the Niuean language alive, and the challenge to keep the first Samoan fale built for Samoan people in the hands of Samoans. This series exists as a cultural taonga for generations that have been before us and those that are yet to come.