Pasifika

Opinion: Our inner-city Auckland was a slice of Polynesia

"Samoan writer Albert Wendt once said “our people wake the city”."

Still Here: Celebrating the Pasifika families of Central Auckland

Meet the people behind the project, and take a look at some the photos from the launch night.

Sāmoa Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mata'afa to visit NZ

This visit marks 60 years since the Treaty of Friendship between Aotearoa and Samoa was signed. 

How to compliment someone's outfit in Sāmoan, reconnecting with roots

"The survival of the language and culture is in our day-to-day living."

‘Tonga still needs our help’: NZ artists band together in online concert fundraiser, Project Ofa

Local artists will be performing in the online fundraiser on Friday March 18 from 6.30pm to 9.30pm.

Turns out Tonga’s internet outage can be fixed by Elon Musk’s Starlink satellites

An update on the island's ongoing efforts to restore stable communications.

Pacific community receives funds to help with Covid-19 booster and child vaccination uptake

The boost is to support the Prepare Pacific Community Vaccination Fund in wake of Omicron.

Health care structures entrenching poor outcomes for Pasifika must change, new report finds

The Bula Sautu report, released this week, looked at the persistent inequities in Pasifika health.

“Dreams come with a price tag”: South Auckland students on picking a career path

Which young people in Aotearoa have the freedom to pursue careers in the arts?

Toxic masculinity makes it difficult for Pacific men to be vulnerable

“Tough like an armour truck, the only medicine I know, harden up!”

Back at Polyfest after two years

"Coming here now, we see everybody out here, celebrating, in different costumes and designs"

In photos: living with a mother with dementia

Tāmaki Makaurau-based photographer Todd Henry captured these photos of his mother-in-law, Nisi, who lives with dementia. The images show love, care and all the little details…

Filipe Manu is bringing Tongan music to the London opera

Filipe Manu never imagined he’d be an opera singer, let alone performing for the Royal Opera House in London at just 27 years old, but that’s…

Pasifika teens sacrificing education for survival is not new

Choosing between school and work to support your family is common for Pasifika children.

Tuvalu as Tuvaluans want you to see it

From above, Fongafale—Tuvalu’s largest island—snakes across the Pacific, a surprise sight in a great expanse of blue. It measures 12km long and at its narrowest point…