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Diversi Podcast is an audio resource exploring diversity in a gaming context. We look at gaming culture, games content and game creation in a positive and informative manner, with panel discussions, guest interviews and links to recommended resources. Season one of the Diversi Podcast has been made possible thanks to support by King. Subscribe via iTunes or RSS.
 
531pi has served our Pacific communities since 1993 with a blend of news, views, information and talk back - all combined with a music mix you'll hear nowhere else. During the day, our programmes cater to first and second generation Pacific migrants. After 6 pm, our nine community language programmes serve a different Pacific island each night.
 
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Lynn Lolokini Pavihi was born in Niue and raised in the village of Avatele. She was educated in Niue before moving to New Zealand to further her education. Lynn is a mother of two and is passionate about Vagahau Niue serving as a Vagahau Niue tutor for the Pasifika Education Centre and as an author who has written books in Vagahau Niue. She is also…
 
In 1999 Andrew Cory saw a postage-sized advertisement in the NZ Beekeeping magazine saying the Niue Honey Company was up for sale. When he landed on the island he was driven to a jungle, where dozens of decades-old hives were buried within masses of vines - but after seeing the Italian bee stock within, he decided to take a punt. Over the years, An…
 
Tangi Utikere's father was born in Aitutaki with links to Nikaupara Village. First elected to the Palmerston North City Council in 2010, and appointed Deputy Mayor in 2016, Tangi Utikere is believed to be the city’s first elected councillor of Pasifika descent. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with a Triple Major in History, Political Science and…
 
Seraphina Lakatani is on the few on her way to the 2021 London Pacific Fashion Show. Originally from Niue but based in Auckland, New Zealand. Seraphina shares her view on celebrating Niue language week but also sharing it through her passion for fashion. "Niue language for me is so important to keep it alive through my fashion" Seraphina recently l…
 
Akaiti Purea, one of the team leaders shares her views on the historical win at the 2020 Cook Islands games for the Island of Mauke. "It was very good to see the Islands come together , weaving together , working together" The southern Island topped the open division standings with 118 points, two points clear of both Aitutaki and Mangaia. "Even th…
 
Tumua Tuifao and Danika Cooper started Danika Cooper Jewellery in 2017 after struggling to find affordable Pasifika jewellery that fit. They started their jewellery journey by attending Peter Minturn Goldsmith School as a hobby, this soon turned into creating family and friends custom creations. Now the young couple have an online store and host po…
 
Birtha Lisimoni Tongahai comes from the village of Avatele and is passionate about the maintenance of Vagahau Niue. A graduate of the University of the South Pacific (USP) and University of Southern Queensland. She is currently serving her second term as the Director of Education and as the Secretary General for the Niue National Commission for UNE…
 
Sinahemana Hekau graduated from the University of the South Pacific with a law degree. She went on to complete a Masters of Laws LLM from Victoria University. Sina worked for the Niue Government as an attorney for some years before moving on to set up her own law firm ‘Hekau Attorney at Law’ in Niue. Sinahemana Hekau was the first Niuean woman to c…
 
Presented by Stuff and Westpac NZ, the Women of Influence programme helps share the remarkable stories of women who are making a difference to the lives of New Zealanders. Each year, the Women of Influence awards programme shines a light on the amazing work Kiwi women are doing from grassroots level to the global stage, and helps propel our future …
 
As we continue our celebrations of Niue Language Week this morning, we’re joined now by True Saamu. True is Tuvaluan, but lived in Niue for 5 years. After moving to N.Z. in 2003 he studied Industrial Design at Massey University. He then went onto enrol at Southseas Film and Television School, majoring in Screenwriting and Direction. After 5 years o…
 
After months of speculation, New Zealand’s Duco Events have joined forces with Joseph Parker’s promoters Matchroom and Junior Fa’s promoter DiBella Entertainment to finally make possible Joseph Parker versus Junior Fa fight, a globally televised heavyweight boxing event, live from Spark Arena, Auckland, on December 11 (NZ time). The biggest fight i…
 
AUT Journalism academic Richard Pamatatau has been a journalist for more than twenty years, including stints as Radio New Zealand’s Pacific Issues Correspondent and as deputy editor to NZ Info Tech Weekly and a contributor to The New Zealand Herald. Richard teaches public affairs reporting, news and broadcast writing at AUT University. His areas of…
 
Welcome back for our Wednesday with WE our weekly business talanoa with the founders of WE accounting & business services Wyndi & Eli Tagi. WE accounting & business services’ kaupapa is centred around Maori and Pacific cultural values because they have this unshakeable belief that WE can change the statistics for small businesses, especially for Mā…
 
Music offers many advantages for learning languages and Niuean musician Jackson Hekesi has used his musical gifts to maintain Vagahau Niue. He was born in New Zealand before his family moved to Niue when he was 4 years old, a move he is grateful for. Jackson is married to O'love and together they have four daughters who have also inherited the musi…
 
Maria Fuata is newly appointed to the National Pacific Radio Trust, Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage announced yesterday. Of Fijian and Rotuman heritage Maria Fuata has strong skills and experience in financial analysis, audit and business management. Her previous finance roles include a five-year stint as an auditor for Pricewaterho…
 
As we continue our celebrations of Niue Language Week this morning, we’re joined now by Randy Liuvaie. Randy is a Niue community leader in Palmerston North. Randy is also a content creator, championing Vagahau Niue, through videos of his daughter Koni-leigh, teaching Vagahau Niue. Randy & Koni-leigh Liuvaie join us now for more. See omnystudio.com/…
 
oy Sipeli is a proud daughter of Niue and is a foundation member of the New Zealand Vagahau Niue Trust. She has been part of a collective initiative by the Pasifika Hub Trust to share the stories of pioneering Niue women of Wellington with an event at Te Papa museum - Matala Foou. Friday See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
While the health of the Cook Island people is a top priority, the effects of the stringent border measures from COVID-19 has been felt throughout the Cook Islands particularly the socio-economic impact. Economic activity has declined significantly and international visitor expenditure has dropped from $28 million in April 2019 to zero in April 2020…
 
Dahlia Malaeulu is a New Zealand born Samoan who is a passionate educator at heart. She is the author of the ‘Mila’s My Gagana’ series, and now Teine Samoa- fiction and ebook about four junior high school student's journey of cultural identity and discovery as teine Sāmoa living in New Zealand. As a published Pasifika author of children’s Pasifika …
 
As we celebrate Vagahau Niue language week we talk to Niuean people in our community. Faama Viliamu was born and raised in the capital of Niue - Alofi. He is our very own expert in our Pacific Media network who is the Producer for the PMN Niue on Tuesdays. So we are going to chat with him about how he came into this space and what the community is …
 
NZ born Niuean creative Leki Jackson Bourke has been on a journey of self discovery embracing his culture and helping others to reclaim their Niuean identity and language. Niueans regard their language (Vagahau Niue) as the essence of their identity. When Niue was ruled by New Zealand, their children were obligated to speak English and were punishe…
 
the largest Labour caucus ever arrived in the capital for their first day induction course for new members of parliament. Among them was new MP for Mana, Barbara Edmonds. Barbara Edmonds is a specialist tax lawyer with a wealth of experience being heavily involved in Government’s tax, social policy, small business and economic responses to COVID-19…
 
Ioane Aleke Fa’avae hails from the village of Mutalau in Niue. He has vast experience in the Niue culture and language as a broadcaster, educator, choreographer, translator, interpreter and researcher. Io wrote a handbook for learning conversational Vagahau Niue for the Pacific Education Centre and he has also led, composed and choreographed dances…
 
Palmerston North’s political scene saw a Pacific twist with the electorate and party votes giving the city two Cook Islands Members of Parliament. Green Party candidate for Palmerston North Teanau Tuiono is of Cook Island and Maori (Nga Puhi & Ngai Takotio). Tuiono is the highest ranked Green Party candidate outside of Parliament and the first Gree…
 
Otaki has a new electorate MP in Labour candidate Terisa Ngobi, a seat that was held by National for the past 12 years. Labour’s Terisa Ngobi won the seat with a margin of 1,267 votes. Terisa was born and bred in the Otaki electorate and knows the people and issues facing the region. She is also the first Pasifika Woman to ever stand in the Ōtaki e…
 
Good morning and welcome to the start of Niue Language Week - Faahi tapu Vagahau Niue - Faliki e tau momoui he tau atuhau ke he Vagahau Niue - Lay the foundations, give rise to Vagahau Niue for generations. We kick start our Vagahau Niue language Week this morning by talking to one of our Niue community leaders here in Wellington. Mailigi Hetutu is…
 
The Tempt Clothing Pasifika Fashion Show is taking place on Saturday 31st of October at Ngatapuwae Community Center, 253 Buckland Rd, Mangere in Auckland between 6pm-9pm. The show will aim to To provide a platform for young aspiring designers, performers, entrepreneurs. We’re joined now by Event Coordinator Tekaukau Ngati & one of the featured desi…
 
A new survey has found that more than half of all Pasifika and Māori South Auckland voters who were asked oppose the End of Life Choice Act referendum and believe that the legalization of recreational cannabis will have a negative impact on the community. South Auckland voters were surveyed in the My Truth Movement: General Election 2020 survey, de…
 
Alongside the General election tomorrow, the country will also have it’s say on two referendums - 2 referendums - On the Cannabis Legalisation & Control Referendum & End of Life Choice Referendum. Late last year The ‘Doctors Say No’ Open Letter opposing euthanasia was presented to M.P.’s at Parliament. The Open Letter stated that ‘Doctors want no p…
 
Today is World Menopause Day and Wellington-based writer Sarah Connor is marking the occasion with the release of her new project, Menopause over Martinis - a potluck dinner with a difference, where friends, family and colleagues of all ages come together to share what they do or don't know about perimenopause and menopause/te ruahinetanga.…
 
No one knows exactly how the world will look in 10 years from now, but Harvard University Professor and author Joseph Nye argues that pandemics like Covid-19 are not always transformative events that change the world. The author of the recently-released book Do Morals Matter? Presidents and Foreign Policy from FDR to Trump has outlined five possibl…
 
There are more tigers in captivity in the United States than there are in the wild in Asia, thanks to Americans' growing appetites for posing for photos with big cats and their cubs. National Geographic photographer Steve Winter has previously photographed wild cats in places like Myanmar and Peru, but for his latest project he spent two years trac…
 
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