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Utah Polynesian community wins appeal to wear cultural attire at graduation
By Aaron Ryan, Te Rito journalism cadet.
Recognising the Pasifika connection to Matariki through fashion
Ohomairangi 2021 is a Matariki celebration showcasing indigenous fashion through traditional and contemporary arts and culture. Māori designer Kharl Wirepa said the high-end show is the most prestigious event and a collaboration of Pasifika art.
Stanford experts find early south American DNA in Polynesian groups
Stanford experts find DNA connections between southern American group and Eastern Polynesia.
Ngā Tamatoa/Polynesian Panther speaks on Black Lives Matter
Former Ngā Tamatoa and Polynesian Panther Miriama Rauhihi Ness declared her support for the Blacks Lives Matter protests while on the march yesterday. She believes that the Government is adopting 'American style' policing.
Polynesian metal group remix Siva Tau for Samoa measles victims
South Auckland polynesian metal band Shepherds Reign have released a new single dedicated to measles victims in Samoa, taking the Siva Tau, the famous haka performed by Manu Samoa before every game, and remixing it heavy metal style.
Uncovering New Zealand's shameful history
A short film inspired by the poem 'Blackbird' highlighting cheap labour and "slavery" among Māori and Pasifika is set to be released this week. Director Onehou Strickland from Te Teko says, “a lot of people don’t think that we had our own slave trade.”
Moana movie wins Top Soundtrack at American Music Awards
The soundtrack for Disney's film Moana has won the Top Soundtrack at the American Music Awards. Producers of the winning soundtrack included Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mark Mancina and New Zealand raised Opetaia Foa'i.
Polynesian music starting to come through- NZVMA Winners
The Koi Boys debut album “Meant To Be” has been crowned the highest selling New Zealand album of 2017. Now the winners say the financial future for indigenous music in a mainstream market looks promising.
Kanaka Māoli left concussed by Police at Haleakalā protest
Six people were arrested and one was seriously injured overnight as a hundred native Hawaiians stood in protest to stop the construction of a solar telescope at Haleakalā.