Events

SURPRISE WEDDING - ADEAZE'S NAINZ & BECS

It's a bit of a grand feat to pull off a surprise wedding especially when you're an islander with island families but that's exactly what Adeaze's Nainz & his wife to be, Becs, managed to do before lockdown!

Check out how they were able to pull it off with the help of Tone6 here!

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Director - Shimpal Lelisi 

Editor - Tuki Laumea 

Camera Operators - Fa'anati Mamea, Adrian Mcbirney & Sapati Apa 

Sound Operator - Marcus Lawson 


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Pasifika People for Black Lives Matter

Pacific people around the world have come out in strong support against police violence and discrimination of Black Americans after the murder of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police. 

Here are some moments from the #BlackLivesMatter march in Auckland where Pasifika people share about why they are passionate about putting their voices behind this anti racism cause. 

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Credits:

Camera Operators - Fa'anati Mamea & Sapati Apa 

Sound Operator - Fa'anati Mamea 

Editor - Sefa Taouma 


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Keepin it Fresh at the Milk and Honey Festival

Samoan artists Disciple Pati and her sister Nari Keep It Fresh at the Milk and Honey Festival in Auckland.

They were part of a female led festival for International Women's Day ... check out the summer vibes here! 

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CREDITS:

Director - Shimpal Lelisi 

Editor - Sapati Apa 

Camera Operators - Fa'anati Mamea & Adrian Mcbirney 

Sound Operator - Marcus Lawson 

Talent - Sapati & Henauri Apa-Fepulea'i 


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Artist call-out for new Moana activation; TAUTAI FALE-SHIP Home Residencies.

Set to feature 20 Moana artists over five months via Tautai’s upgraded digital platforms, Tautai has put the call out to creatives of the Moana based in Aotearoa to apply

Each TAUTAI FALE–SHIP Home Residency will take a week long deep-dive into the sacred space of an artist – their fale. Selected artists will share insights around maintaining creative wellbeing, the inspiration behind their work and knowledge they have gathered along their journey. 

“Now is the time, more than ever, to celebrate and support artists in our own back yard.”
Courtney Sina Meredith – Director, Tautai. 

This opportunity is open to arts practitioners from visual arts, music, sculpture, dance, design, poetry, prose, performing arts, film and fashion through to emerging art forms. Each successful applicant will receive $1000 NZD koha. 

Applications are due by Friday 5th June 2020 at midday - you can apply here: APPLICATION FORM


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Keepin it Fresh at Waitangi ki Manukau

It's a flashback to summer on Waitangi Day in Manukau! With General Fiyah, Shepherds Reign, Aaradhna, Sid Diamond and more!

Celebrate Aotearoa with us!

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Director - Shimpal Lelisi

Camera Operator - Fa'anati Mamea 

Sound Operator - Marcus Lawson 


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Keepin it Fresh at Tamaki Herenga Waka Festival

Join our Fresh field agent Olly Coddington as he checks out the kai, music, kapahaka and more at Tāmaki Herenga Waka - a mean summer festival on the waterfront in downtown Auckland!

Featuring mouth-watering hāngī and performances from Tomorrow People and Te Matatini winners: Ngā Tūmanako!

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Credits:  OPC - Hayden Aull 

Presenter & Director - Olly Coddington 


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Keeping It Fresh at One Love 2020 with Israel Starr

Israel Starr is on a mission to find out who can skank the best and who represents the reggae vibes at One Love 2020!!

Join this Kiwi reggaeton star on his mission and meet the funny peoples at the festival

#KeepItFresh


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Waitui Atea - Saltwater Realm Exhibition

The Auckland libraries present a brand new exhibition, displaying a number of contemporary stories and rare heritage pieces from the pacific. Encouraging people to think about the Pacific in a different way, the exhibition covers 22 islands, and has works spanning from the Tahitian Tapas in Captain Cook’s collection, to materials from the infant navigation school in Samoa.

In collaboration with the Auckland museum, University of Auckland and Maritime museum, Daren Kamali (Senior Creative Pasifika of Auckland libraries) describes the importance of an event like this one; “I think it’s important for us Pacific people living in diaspora, especially living in Aotearoa, and our children mainly. This exhibition is one of the first of it’s kind in Auckland Libraries.” Daren, a Fijian born New Zealander, describes how much he’s learnt from his two years in the role of Senior Creative Pacific, “I’ve learnt more here in New Zealand about the history of Fiji, than my time actually growing up in Fiji, because they never did Fiji studies in schools.…more


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Keepin it Fresh at Tatau Fest Samoa

We're bringing the good vibes with the highlights from Tatau Fest in Beautiful Samoa!

We're coming at you from Taumeasina Island Resort featuring the tatau artists, musicians and beautiful people of the festival and it's hosted by Iosefa Domingo Enari a.k.a. Young Sef Keepin it Fresh!

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Credits:

Director - Jessica Sanderson 

Camera Operators - Twayne Laumua & Patrick Va'auli 

Sound Operator - Marcus Lawson 

Thank you - Niu Media & Doris Tulifau 


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Cook Islands first ever Pride Day to be held

The Cook Islands will hold its first ever Pride Day to raise visibility of the country’s LGBT+ community and celebrate the value of diversity and community inclusion. 

Pride Day is organised  by Te Tiare Association, the body that represents the Cook Islands’ LGBT+ community. Te Tiare is leading the Pride Cook Islands campaign to end the ongoing criminalisation of same sex relationships.  Under current Cook Islands law same-sex activity is illegal. In November last year the Select Committee reviewing the law stated it wanted to retain the criminal ban. The matter is now expected to go before Parliament in June.   

Pride Cook Islands spokesperson Karla Eggelton said Pride Day will help build public understanding and acceptance for the Rainbow community as a watershed moment in the nation’s human rights history draws closer.  The Friday 27 March event is open to all she says.…more