FitTeens: Transformative Fitness Journeys Led by Inspiring Youth Coaches

FitTeens: A progamme run by youth, for youth.

15 Year old Roman Amosa is one of the head trainers of the fitness Progamme FItTeens. A programme that has created a safe space for young Pasifika youth across auckland to come together and keep in shape.

The programme began in November of 2023 with only 10 members, and has since grown to an impressive 50 FitTeens members. 

Roman takes multiple classes a week along with her sister Kaide, and fellow trainer Vincent Lee. 
The group are passionate about fitness and encouraging others to stay well. 

Youth from all around auckland travel to Zero to 100 Gym in Ormiston just to attend. It is their hope that they may one day expand enough to hold classes in North, West and South Auckland also.


Pasifika Youth Cup 2024

Pacific and Māori players make up almost 50% of both the NRL and NRLW competitions, and last week saw the next generation showcase their rugby league talents on the big stage. 

Thousands poured through the gates at Navigation Homes Stadium in Pukekohe as it played host to the 2024 Pasifika Youth Cup (PYC) Under 18 Boys and Girls Festival. 28 games were played over five days with 13 teams competing across the Boys Championship Section, the Girls Section, and the Boys Premiership Section. Samoa, Tonga, Aotearoa New Zealand (NZ) Māori, Niue, Fiji, Tokelau, and the Cook Islands were all represented by hundreds of young athletes who put on a fantastic display for those in attendance and those watching every game live on Sky.…more


Mark Hunt talks Returning to Fight with Ariel Helwani

Mark Hunt discusses if his legal issues with the UFC are over, his return to fighting, getting into bare-knuckle boxing, his current weight, getting offered to take a dive for a fight, if he has talked to BKFC, if he can still watch MMA, wanting to face Jake Paul, USADA leaving UFC, and more.


Coco Sports Talanoa with Junior Fa Ahead of 'Day of Reckoning' Boxing PPV

Tongan Heavyweight boxer Junior Fa sits down with us to talk preparations for his upcoming fight against Cuban fighter Frank Sanchez at the 'Day of Reckoning' PPV, and his picks for the rest of the card🥊🇹🇴

Interviewer: Penina Momoiseā
Talent: Junior Fa
Editor: Anric Sitanilei

Public Interest Journalism funded by NZ On Air


Joseph Parker and Deontay Wilder Face Off Ahead of 'Day of Reckoning'

The countdown to the Day of Reckoning showdown between heavyweight juggernauts Deontay Wilder and Joseph Parker continues with this round table Face Off special with Carl Frampton.

The two giants of heavyweight boxing do battle on December 23rd in Saudi Arabia LIVE on TNT Sports Box Office but things ramp up here just a week out...


All Black Caleb Clarke Joins South Sydney Rabbitohs For Preseason Training

Blues and All Blacks star winger Caleb Clarke donned the green jersey of the South Sydney Rabbitohs when he hit the field with the team during pre-season trainings, afterwards confessing a switch to Rugby League isn't something he'd rule out.

He'll spend a couple of days training with the NRL side as preparation for his final contracted season with the Blues in next year's Super Rugby Pacific competition, noting that switching codes and playing Rugby League would be 'a dream come true.'

“I find the game so much more enjoyable. Doing that session [on Tuesday], I respect it so much more because it’s so fast and you don’t have much time to think. We’ll definitely see what happens down the track,” Clarke says.

"Being around an environment with people I look up to and can learn from can bring the edge I want to get and take into this new season."


"Inside the Grind" with Juju Smith-Schuster hosted by Serafina Maulupe

NFL Pro Bowl and Super Bowl-winning wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster discusses culture, family, faith, and what it means to be a Polynesian athlete.

Watch “Inside the Grind” with JuJu Smith-Schuster, hosted by Serafina Maulupe.



Last month, The Polynesian Football Hall of Fame announced its inductees for the Class of 2024 - Reno Mahe, Domata Peko and Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson.

The inductees were selected from over 100 nominees by the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame selection committee including Jack Thompson (chairman), Kevin Mawae, NFL network reporter Steve Wyche and more.  All living Polynesian Football Hall of Fame inductees also cast a vote.

"These men represent the very best of our Polynesian people and we look forward to celebrating this recognition with their families in January" said co-founder Seiuli Jesse Sapolu.…more



On Saturday the 24th November, Former All Black and rugby legend Savae Sir Michael Jones announced the establishment of the Pasifika Rugby Hall of Fame at a small gathering in the Pacific Media Network's Wav Room.

The establishment of the Pasifika Rugby Hall of Fame will provide a global platform to honour, recognise and celebrate the contribution of the Pacific’s rugby heroes, past and present; empower and lift our Pacific communities through the power of rugby as well as inspire the next generation of Pasifika rugby heroes and influencers to excel, lead and serve.

The movement will celebrate, connect and champion Pacific rugby players and their collective hopes and aspirations.…more



On Friday the 24th of November, New Zealand rugby together with the Tausoa Fa'atasi Pasifika Advisory Group* launched the 2024 - 2029 Pasifika Strategy - a historic moment for the Pasifika rugby communities.

Their vision:  To enable, embrace and empower positive outcomes and experiences for Pasifika at all levels of rugby.

It is the first time New Zealand rugby has put in place a dedicated plan to create more equitable opportunities for Pasifika within rugby.  

The organisation acknowledged that Pasifika have made an immense contribution to rugby in New Zealand, particularly on the field but that the under representation of Pasifika in off-field roles was a significant focus for the Pasifika strategy.…more