A plea to the heads of Samoan families or matai to take the lead against family violence has come from the lead actor in the well-received movie One Thousand Ropes.
“I wanted to talk about fa’atosaga (midwifery) and I wanted to write a story about an anti-hero and I wanted to make a picture about ghosts. A combination of those things produced this story.” Tusi Tamasese, Director.
As Disney’s Moana and Australia’s Tanna fly the Pacific flag at the upcoming 2017 Oscars in two week-ends time, the Pasifika Film Fest (PFF) will make its New Zealand debut this week.
Disney A-listers awestruck by ‘Pasifika Voices’ and their Samoan, Tokelauan, Kiwi and Melanesian connection
I have been working in a lot of movies and whether recording in Los Angeles or anywhere else in the world, I can sincerely say that the experience in working with Pasifika Voices has been the absolute tops. Oscar winner: Tom MacDougall.
The island nation has decided to create its own ukelele festival in response to the recent global resurgence and wonderful experience many have enjoyed from the sounds of the ukulele. Ukulele players and fans...
In the trailer, Baby Moana walks through a parting, sentient ocean full of vibrant marine life ― every detail look authentic and vibrant. And with Te Vaka’s music in the background the mythical essence of the South Seas in antiquity is captured poetically and spiritually.
It is those early days at A’ai o To’elau in Alamagoto village that uniquely places Opetaia Foa’i and Te Vaka to infuse Moana’s musical score with authentic Polynesian essence and stories that open windows to ancient Polynesia.
Bill Sevesi whose music conjures up an almost mythical, timeless Pacific will be acknowledged in his 93rd year into NZ’s Music Hall of Fame in September.
Pene, one member of New Zealand’s all Samoan trinity group Sol3 Mio won second place in the world of Opera’s most prestigious competition, Operalia in London yesterday. In the process continues to write chapters in the story of Sol3 Mio, with his brother Amita’i and cousin Moses McKay.
Polynesian culture, history and folklore is set for a massive global spike next year as Walt Disney Animation Studios releases its first Polynesian princess animated feature – Moana. There is already excitement amongst American...
Tomorrow, Mark Hunt, the ‘Super Samoan’ stands on the cusp of history. The possibility that by night’s end, he will become the first Samoan/New Zealander to hold the title of Heavyweight Champion for the...
TVNZ Kevin Kenrick has agreed to meet with the communities, producers from the affected shows, and representatives from the Labour and National parties.