Pasifika

‘You gotta go twice as hard’: City Boys on being brown in Grey Lynn | Still Here

Watch the first episode of our new docu-series, Still Here.

The Queen of Herne Bay: Why my Tongan family are still here | Still Here

“I like that our house looks exactly the same. It’s like a silent protest.”

Make Ponsonby Brown Again: a Sāmoan family resisting gentrification | Still Here

“We don’t care if you offered us a billion dollars. That means nothing to us."

Tatau: The women keeping Sāmoan tattoo alive in Grey Lynn | Still Here

Watch the fourth episode of our new docuseries, Still Here.

An original Polynesian Panther meets a young Pacific advocate I Dawn Raids' Apology

“Growing up did you feel safe in New Zealand? Not really, not really.”

My Samoan mum taught me how to make something out of nothing | Conversations With My Immigrant…

Alby's mum Lina moved from Samoa to Wellington when she was 20 years old. All she wanted was to help give her son an education -…

How Josiah Tulamali’i went from abandoning to uplifting Pasifika people | The Outliers

“I’d wish I wasn’t Samoan. I looked at the stats and the stories that people told about us and I couldn’t see anything worth trying to…

How the Polynesian Panthers’ legacy is alive today

Nearly 50 years since the Polynesian Panthers formed, their legacy lives on through young activists.

Kava groups are continuing online during lockdown

Kava groups have long depended on face-to-face connection. Now they're uncovering new possibilities.

Michel Mulipola is the 'Bloody Samoan' comic book artist

Michel Mulipola is the 'Bloody Samoan'. It's a derogatory term he heard a lot growing up, but he's now reappropriated it as a moniker in his…

How NZ caused a deadly pacific pandemic

84 years after influenza killed 22% of Samoa's population, New Zealand apologised for not doing more to protect Samoan citizens. So what actually happened in 1918?

Mary - a twin with a difference

Mary Haddock-Staniland is an identical twin who looks nothing like her brother... She's a gender rights advocate fighting for change and education in Aotearoa

Our true stories from South Auckland, curated for the stage

It's not just a story - it's a movement' - Meet the South Auckland high schoolers smashing stigmas by stepping onto the stage with the help…

New Zealand colonised the Pacific

Re: looks into the often contradicting relationship New Zealand has with Pacific Island nations.

Pasifika in Southland

At the very bottom of Te Wai Pounamu lies one of the smallest Pasifika communities in Aotearoa. We asked the Pacific Island Advisory and Cultural Trust…

RAROBOYS

The Raroboys are filling a gap in Aotearoa's art-scene. The art collective curate the visual style of Pasifika youth, from film to paintings and everything in…

Samoa's To Sua Ocean Trench

This week we're delving into the many realms of Pasifika, so what better way to start than diving into the stunning blue waters of To Sua,…

We are not victims, we are warriors.

Brianna is a warrior against climate change, travelling the globe to raise awareness and save not just her mighty Pacific home, but the world!

Lago Girls

The Lago Girls are a group of women empowering each other and their community to live healthy, happy lives - and preserving their Pasifika culture along…