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Ultimate Waterman 2016

The Ultimate Waterman is a New Zealand based global surfing event to find the world’s best all-round waterman across multiple surfing disciplines.

The world’s finest watermen will come together in New Zealand in 2016 to compete in eight different surfing disciplines over nine days. 


The eight disciplines will include:
• Shortboard surfing
• Longboard surfing
• Stand Up Paddle (SUP) surfing
• Stand Up Paddle (SUP) endurance (16km race)
• Big Wave Paddle in surfing
• Waka-Ama endurance (16km race)
• Prone Paddleboard race (technical short course through waves)
• Underwater strength run and swim race (25m underwater run and 25m swim)

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Director: Olly Coddington


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NRL PACIFIC LEADERSHIP CAMP

The NRL run a Pacific Leadership camp and bring in 2 or 3 players from each club who've been identified by their clubs as guys with leadership potential.  

The aim is to challenge and upskill them to enable them to help our Pacific communities a bit more.

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Directors:  Shimpal Lelisi & Danny Aumua

Camera Operators:  Danny Aumua & Penina Momoiseā

Sound Operator:  Marty Cox 

Producer:  Lisa Taouma

Production Coordinator:  Elizabeth Koroivulaono

 

Thank you 

Nigel Vagana, NRL Australia, NRL Welfare & Education, Pasifika Film Fest & University of New South Wales 


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CANTEEN FIGHT NIGHT

Fight night for a great cause! 

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Director:  Crystal Earley 

Camera Operators:  Lizie Koroivulaono & Darryl Laumua 

Sound Operator:  David Green 


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South Pacific Volleyball Challenge

The South Pacific Volleyball challenge went down at the Otara Rec - see who was holding it down at the games.


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The ESPN Body Issue - Malakai Fekitoa

Check out the full spread here...at own risk ;) 


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KING IN THE RING - 8 man Eliminator Series - Heavyweight!

Tonight the 'King in the Ring' 8 man eliminator series goes down at the ASB Stadium in Kohimarama and it's an all Polynesian main card!

With fighters of Maori, Cook Island, Samoan & Tongan descent these heavyweights are ready to prove who is the New Zealand King of the 100kg weight division.

Israel 'Style Bender' Adesanya took out the first King in the Ring 100kg Trans-Tasman event in 2015 and now the eliminator series returns to its own shores to find the top fighter of this weight division in New Zealand.

The event was founded and is run by New Zealand born Samoan, Jason Suttie (Founder of ETK - Elite Thai Kickboxing gym, 6x World Champion & K-1 New Zealand champion) and his wife Arna.  

Eight contenders go head to head in a survival series of three-round elimination bouts, battling it out for the coveted King in the Ring crown and the $10,000 grand prize.…more


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TOKI Rugby Skills workshop

We stopped in to check out the Rugby Skills workshop run by TOKI services in Wellington.

All Black Ardie Savea & Maori All Black Nehe Milner-Skudder were out there giving the kids the opportunity to meet, train & learn with them both.

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Director:  Tuki Laumea

Camera Operators:  Hayden Aull & Olly Coddington 

Sound Operator:  Craig Mullis 


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The All Blacks U20s - 3 Key PI Players

Meet 3 key players in the All Blacks Under 20s side who all have Pacific Island heritage.

The All Blacks U20s reclaimed the Junior World Championship title after a record win over England in the finals on Sunday (NZ Monday morning).  Final score was NZ U20s 64 - Eng U20s 17  

Asafo Aumua was massive in their win in the final against England with a hat-trick of tries, Ereatara Enari was outstanding at halfback and Dalton Papli'i scored the first try in the final.

Meet the boys here: 

ASAFO AUMUA 

EREATARA ENARI 

DALTON PAPALI'I

Remember these names!  We think you'll be hearing more of them in the future!


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RUGBY: Will they let us be great?

Rugby is the one sport that Samoans are most passionate about and they're equally as passionate about their national team - Manu Samoa.

Win or lose Samoans love seeing them play and they love when they take on the top tier rugby nations no matter what the score.…more


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RUGBY: Imagine a different Manu World

What do Pat Lam, Kevin Senio, Filo Tiatia and Francis Saili all have in common?

You got it.

They were all very good rugby players who could have played for Manu Samoa, but instead opted to play for New Zealand and played less than 3 matches for the All Blacks.Francis Saili in action for the All Blacks 

Then there are Ofisa Tonu'u - 5 matches, and Dylan Mika - 7 matches.

It wasn't long ago that Lima Sopoaga and Jordan Taufua were about to declare their availability for Manu Samoa.

Both then received notice of All Black "interest" and the "story" was over before it had begun.

Sopoaga has since gone on to play the grand total of 6 matches for the ABs, while Taufua still lives in hope.Lima Sopoaga playing for the All Blacks against South Africa.more