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Not Another Talanoa! podcast | Episode 2

We made it past the first episode! And we're talking about so-called 'eco warriors' slashing peoples' tyres in protest of climate change. Activism or just le mafs? Then we talk about skyrocketing teacher resignations, people leaving New Zealand with borders due to open soon, and Dancing With The Stars.

Hosted by: Mariner Fagaiava-Muller

Produced by: Brianna Fruean

Guest co-hosted by: Christopher Tenisio

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Shot by: Brianna Fruean

Sound: Carisse Uta'i

Edited by: Mariner Fagaiava-Muller

Special thanks to: Lizie Koroivulaono

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Bringing you a spin-off from the hit Fresh segment, the Not Another Talanoa! podcast is a deep dive into the hot human discourse from a young Pacific lens. Join Mariner, Producer Brianna and their special guest co-host as they riff off news and current affairs and controversial topics with perspectives you’ll be able to relate to. Line your stomachs y’all, this trio deliver their opinions straight - no chaser.


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Not Another Talanoa! podcast | Episode 1

In the very first episode of our brand new podcast, we ask how Pasifika high school students in Utah are not allowed to wear Island graduation attire because it makes others uNcOmFoRtAbLe. Later, Samoa's border is reopening and our broke behinds review Met Gala looks.

Hosted by: Mariner Fagaiava-Muller

Produced by: Brianna Fruean

Guest co-hosted by: Latayvia Tualasea-Tautai

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Shot and edited by: Adrian McBirney

Sound: Sefa Taouma

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Bringing you a spin-off from the hit Fresh segment, the Not Another Talanoa! podcast is a deep dive into the hot human discourse from a young Pacific lens. Join Mariner, Producer Brianna and their special guest co-host as they riff off news and current affairs and controversial topics with perspectives you’ll be able to relate to. Line your stomachs y’all, this trio deliver their opinions straight - no chaser.


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Coco Talanoa with American Song Contest finalist - Tenelle Luafalemana

Our girl Tenelle has made it to the finals of NBC's 'American Song Contest' representing the US Territory and South Pacific islands of American Samoa.

Let's go American Samoa!

She shares how she got the opportunity to be on the show, where she got the inspiration for her song, competing against industry heavyweights like Michael Bolton, Allan Stone, Sisqo & Macy Gray & how much of an honour it is to be able to represent the Pacific Islands on this platform.

Check out Tenelle's My World here -


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TikTok superstar Drew Afualo gets emotional talking about her Polynesian roots

Drew Afualo is a juggernaut with a following of millions, drawn into her clapback crusades against misogyny and sexism. Little is known about who the 26-year-old Samoan was before online acclaim, until now.

Drew opens up with journalist Mariner Fagaiava-Muller, about fighting for Pacific Island representation in the media industry. She also spills on Coachella, why the NFL is close to her heart, and her next career moves.

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Interviewer: Mariner Fagaiava-Muller

Editor: Sefa Taouma

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Public Interest Journalism funded by NZ On Air.


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Living with HIV | Akanuanua Podcast

(Disclaimer: This episode may not be appropriate for younger audiences. Contains explicit topics)

In this episode of Akanuanua our host Doran sits down today with the longtime Queer advocate Geoff Ruaine. They talk about living with HIV, sex work, grinder and much more! 

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This podcast touches on HIV and the misconceptions around it. It is important to be well informed with the right infomation to understand HIV and AIDS. Information like the following; 

HIV and AIDS are not the same thing. HIV is the virus that when left untreated, can lead to AIDS. However, in 2022, treatment for HIV has advanced to the point where people living with HIV can live happy, healthy lives without fear of passing on the virus to their partners.

Part of having healthy and enjoyable relationships is getting tested for HIV and STIs regularly. Knowing your status is important. You can stay informed and healthy by getting tested for HIV and STIs every six months.

You can now test from the privacy of your own home with an HIV self-test kit.…more


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Don't Be Afraid To Be YOU | Akanuanua Podcast

Welcome to the Akanuanua Podcast! A space to unpack what its like being a part of the ever-evolving MVPFAFF Queer Pasifika community.

The Talanoa is guided by our host, Doron Semu. He is an ‘afakasi Samoan siapo maker, acupuncturist and community advocate raised in Tamaki Makaurau,  Aotearoa. His most recent interview with Tagata Pasifika on conversion therapy has  opened conversations within the pasifika  religious community about the treatment  of the LGBTQIA+ community. He has been  a guest on podcasts such as ‘A thoughtful  faith’ and ‘Malaga’. Over summer, he held  community workshops with support with  from Rainbow Youth for the queer Pasifika  and Maori community.  

In this episode of Akanuanua our host Doran sits down today with Bianca Hope Dawson Puia.

She is a trans woman who, with the support of her family, is undertaking gender-affirming surgery. While at High School, Bianca challenged her school and principal by working with her local MP to allow her and other gender diverse students to wear the school uniform that best reflects their identity. Bianca is breathtaking, bold and brave.…more


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Every Section Of My Life Is Queer | Akanuanua Podcast

 

Welcome to the Akanuanua Podcast! A space to unpack what its like being a part of the ever-evolving MVPFAFF Queer Pasifika community.

The Talanoa is guided by our host, Doron Semu. He is an ‘afakasi Samoan siapo maker, acupuncturist and community advocate raised in Tamaki Makaurau,  Aotearoa. His most recent interview with Tagata Pasifika on conversion therapy has  opened conversations within the pasifika  religious community about the treatment  of the LGBTQIA+ community. He has been  a guest on podcasts such as ‘A thoughtful  faith’ and ‘Malaga’. Over summer, he held  community workshops with support with  from Rainbow Youth for the queer Pasifika  and Maori community.  

In this episode Kitty Wasasala speaks to her longtime friend Doron about her life experiences as a Queer person, her relatioship with Karangahape Road and more.

Kitty is a Lesbian actor, activist, florist, and freelancer. Kitty does works with the Auckland Central Greens and is actively trying to make political spaces Rainbow and POC friendly, as historically, there hasn’t been space for our communities.…more


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TANOAI REED INTERVIEW - INSIDE THE GRIND with Serafina Maulupe

Inside the Grind host Serafina Maulupe caught up with Hollywood actor and award winning stuntman, Tanoa'i Reed last year while he was shooting 'Red Notice' with Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot & Ryan Reynolds.

Tanoa'i resides in Honolulu, Hawaii and is of Samoan heritage.  He is the cousin and stunt double of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson!

A few days ago, he started his tatau journey with renowned tufuga/tattooist Li'aifaiva Levi and has been sharing clips of his journey on his Instagram and Facebook pages.

He has been supported by many friends and family along the way and yesterday the Common Kings boys came through in support, performing songs and music.


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"They call me a Leitī" | Akanuanua Podcast

Welcome to the Akanuanua Podcast! A space to unpack what its like being a part of the ever-evolving MVPFAFF Queer Pasifika community.

The Talanoa is guided by our host, Doron Semu. He is an ‘afakasi Samoan siapo maker, acupuncturist and community advocate raised in Tamaki Makaurau,  Aotearoa. His most recent interview with  Tagata Pasifika on conversion therapy has  opened conversations within the pasifika  religious community about the treatment  of the LGBTQIA+ community. He has been  a guest on podcasts such as ‘A thoughtful  faith’ and ‘Malaga’. Over summer, he held  community workshops with support with  from Rainbow Youth for the queer Pasifika  and Maori community.  

In this episode Katrina Malisha Aho speaks to Doron about her life story, from being a Fakaleitī to her relationship with God. 

Katrina Malisha Aho also known as Hurricane Katrina by her fellow Divas, is a young, brown, trans registered nurse strutting the wards of Auckland City Hospital. Before this, she attended De La Salle College and for all of her years there was part of the school’s legendary fa’afafine collective ‘The Divas’.…more


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Sports Talk - MMA/Kickboxing legend Mark Hunt & 'The Fight of his Life'

"The documentary is pretty much about my lifes journey up until this point, about adversity, overcoming adversity and about life in general as a Pacific Islander & New Zealander growing up in South Auckland.  

Coming from a troubled past, probably similar to a lot of kids in that age and era in South Auckland - the repercussions of it all, you don't realise you're not normal until you meet someone who's normal, you don't realise how bad you are until you meet someone who's normal and cares about you" - Mark Hunt 

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Legendary K1, Pride & UFC fighter Mark "Super Samoan" Hunt joins us to talk about his new feature length documentary which is out now in both New Zealand and Australia in select cinemas.

He talks about how sharing his story through both his book and the doco has been therapeutic, the financial and emotional toll the lawsuit against the UFC has taken on his life, life after professional sports, his advice to up & coming fighters and much more.…more