• Coco Talanoa with Samoan/Tongan 'Drag Race' Contestant Kween Kong

    Coco Talanoa with Samoan/Tongan 'Drag Race' Contestant Kween Kong

    Thomas Fonua, formally known as Kween Kong, was the first Samoan drag queen to compete on the popular reality competition show 'RuPaul's Drag Race.' They sat down with us to talk about the inspiration behind the Kween Kong persona, and their journey from Mangere 275 to the Australian Logie Awards! 🇼🇸🇹🇴

  • Creative Native - Eric Blanc

    Creative Native - Eric Blanc

    From music videos and runways to German museums and even Vogue Italia, fashion designer Eric Blanc has taken the industry by storm 👗 The creative mind behind those stunning tapa cloth garments gives us all the details about his path to success!🌸

  • My World - David Aumua

    My World - David Aumua

    The Voice Australia semi-finalist, David Aumua invites us into his home and shares his journey with us 🎶🌏

  • My World - VT1S

    My World - VT1S

    Fiji, stand up! We're hanging out with the talented VT1S and get a glimpse of what its like behind the scenes and then check out their 'VT1S Suka Na Vuli' Show! 🇫🇯🎶🌺

  • Audrey English | Young, Gifted and Brown

    Audrey English | Young, Gifted and Brown

    Samoan soulful singer-songwriter Audrey English shares her beautiful music journey. See the intimate moments she shares with her family, life on stage and in studio in this segment of Young, Gifted & Brown. - "Young, Gifted & Brown" follows talented and passionate Nesians from different walks of life on a mission to leave their mark on the world. The series will profile different gifted young brown people from Directors to family lifeguards.

  • My World - Jaiyah Saelua

    My World - Jaiyah Saelua

    We’re chilling with the inspiration behind Taika Waititi latest film 🎥 ‘Next Goal Wins’ Jaiyah Saelua ⚽️ before the film drops worldwide. Hear Jaiyah's story and how it all began!

  • My World - Brooke x Starce

    My World - Brooke x Starce

    Dancing superstar sisters The O'Neill Twins invite us into their world. We gain a special insight into the journey behind the release of their new music, and we get a sneak peek into a day living like Brooke & Starce.

  • Sisters United present 'Dream Girl!' Conference

    Sisters United present 'Dream Girl!' Conference

    "It's so cool that we have this kind of platform.. to celebrate what they achieve, 'cause a lot times they are quite humble about it" Sisters United put on an exciting day for young Pasifika women to be inspired to chase their dreams, and to be empowered to use their voices within their school and communities, check out how it went down! 💁🏽‍♀️🌺 - Public Interest Journalism funded by NZ on Air

  • Bailey Poching | Young, Gifted and Brown

    Bailey Poching | Young, Gifted and Brown

    Get to know Young, Gifted and Brown writer, actor, filmmaker and comedian Bailey Poching! He shares his journey with us from his early days doing stand-up to his latest project 'Hot, Filthy Garbage' at the Basement Theatre 🎤 - "Young, Gifted & Brown" follows talented and passionate Nesians from different walks of life on a mission to leave their mark on the world. The series will profile different gifted young brown people from Directors to family lifeguards.

  • MY WORLD - JUSTIN TAFA

    MY WORLD - JUSTIN TAFA

    Samoan UFC Heavyweight fighter Justin 'Bad Man' Tafa shares his journey with us from his younger years growing up in Avondale, playing footy at Marist Saints Rugby League Club in Mt Albert, through to making it to the UFC. We hear about some of the highs and lows & what it means for him to represent the 685 on a global stage.

  • Cook Islands Oe Vaka Paddling Team | Young, Gifted & Brown

    Cook Islands Oe Vaka Paddling Team | Young, Gifted & Brown

    Get to know the Kuki Airani Oe Vaka paddling team and the extraordinary journey the boys have been on! 🛶🇨🇰 - "Young, Gifted & Brown" follows talented and passionate Nesians from different walks of life on a mission to leave their mark on the world. The series will profile different gifted young brown people from Directors to family lifeguards.

  • T.L.S Crew | Young, Gifted & Brown

    T.L.S Crew | Young, Gifted & Brown

    Get to know the boys from Samoan drill rap group 'T.L.S Crew' as we visit them in their home village of Saleimoa 🇼🇸 - "Young, Gifted & Brown" follows talented and passionate Nesians from different walks of life on a mission to leave their mark on the world. The series will profile different gifted young brown people from Directors to family lifeguards.

  • MY WORLD - Willstah & i.amsolo

    MY WORLD - Willstah & i.amsolo

    Sydney! We’re back in your city with Grammy nominated Producers and Artist Willstah & i.amsolo! Catch them in their most creative space as we hear more about who they are and get the behind the scenes insight on how they made the beat for the latest HP Boyz song, 'Reminders'. - MY WORLD explores the day-to-day hustle of extraordinary Pacific celebrities navigating their busy lives and making our community proud.

  • Anton Pulefale | Young, Gifted & Brown

    Anton Pulefale | Young, Gifted & Brown

    We're kickin it with Niuean and Tongan dancer Anton Pulefale as he sits down with his family, sharing how he got into creative space and dance 🕺🏽 - "Young, Gifted & Brown" follows talented and passionate Nesians from different walks of life on a mission to leave their mark on the world. The series will profile different gifted young brown people from Directors to family lifeguards.

  • MY WORLD - Inky Pinky Ponky Cast

    MY WORLD - Inky Pinky Ponky Cast

    It's Inky Pinky Ponky everything, everywhere all at once 🎀 We sit down with the cast of IPP to learn more about them and hear some more insights of the wonderful world of St Valentine High🐓🍔

  • John "Happy Feet" Vaifale | Young, Gifted & Brown

    John "Happy Feet" Vaifale | Young, Gifted & Brown

    Get down with dancer John “Happy Feet” Vaifale in his Young, Gifted & Brown! Hear about his dance journey after winning Red Bull Dance Your Style and now being the national champion about to rep the nation at the World Final in Germany on 4 November 2023. - "Young, Gifted & Brown" follows talented and passionate Nesians from different walks of life on a mission to leave their mark on the world. The series will profile different gifted young brown people from Directors to family lifeguards.

  • MY WORLD - Valkyrie

    MY WORLD - Valkyrie

    Representing South Auckland, Rock/HipHop band Valkyrie gives us some insight into their world. Valkyrie was Nominated for 'Best Video by a Māori Artist' at the 2017 Waiata Māori Music Awards. Check out this incredible band and all the flavour they bring to our music industry! - MY WORLD explores the day-to-day hustle of extraordinary Pacific celebrities navigating their busy lives and making our community proud.

  • Gabriela Quinsacara | Young, Gifted & Brown

    Gabriela Quinsacara | Young, Gifted & Brown

    Meet Young, Gifted and Brown Samoan/Chilean dancer Gabriela Quinsacara! Gabi merges elements of her heritage with street style influences in her art and was a part of the Popping scene in Sydney. She is one of the subjects of the feature film 'Keep Stepping' which follows Gabi along with a Romanian born dancer as they prepare for Australia's biggest dance competition 'Destructive Steps' - "Young, Gifted & Brown" follows talented and passionate Nesians from different walks of life on a mission to leave their mark on the world. The series will profile different gifted young brown people from Directors to family lifeguards.

  • MY WORLD - WAYNO

    MY WORLD - WAYNO

    The man bringing back all the old school Samoan tunes Wayno takes us back to the Motherland. Singer of songs like "Lo'u Nei Tino" and the voice behind the viral Siva Samoa Mixes tells us about his world and what got him in to music. - MY WORLD explores the day-to-day hustle of extraordinary Pacific celebrities navigating their busy lives and making our community proud.

  • Aysha Nanai-Leifi | Young, Gifted & Brown

    Aysha Nanai-Leifi | Young, Gifted & Brown

    DJ, Ambassador, Editor in Chief Aysha Nanai-Leifi is our Young, Gifted & Brown superstar this week. Brown excellence shining!🇼🇸🇳🇿 - "Young, Gifted & Brown" follows talented and passionate Nesians from different walks of life on a mission to leave their mark on the world. The series will profile different gifted young brown people from Directors to family lifeguards.

  • MY WORLD - THE TONGA SISTERS

    MY WORLD - THE TONGA SISTERS

    Singing Family, The Tonga sisters, invite us into their world. Hear about their latest music, coming back to NZ and what they've been up to in the past 5 years. MY WORLD explores the day-to-day hustle of extraordinary Pacific celebrities navigating their busy lives and making our community proud.

  • Boxers Lani Daniels & Alrie Meleisea | Young, Gifted & Brown

    Boxers Lani Daniels & Alrie Meleisea | Young, Gifted & Brown

    Leading up to the historic IBF Women's Wold Heavyweight title fight we meet the two young professional boxers about to battle it out for the Heavyweight crown - Lani Daniels and Alrie Meleisea. It's the first time ever that two New Zealand born Polynesian women will be fighting for the world Heavyweight title in New Zealand. - "Young, Gifted & Brown" follows talented and passionate Nesians from different walks of life on a mission to leave their mark on the world. The series will profile different gifted young brown people from Directors to family lifeguards.

  • MY WORLD - MIA KAMI

    MY WORLD - MIA KAMI

    Meet the inspiring Tongan young woman who is singing for crowds of hundreds at UN forums one day and in a classroom in Tonga teaching her students the next. Mia Kami is a songtress and activist currently living and teaching in Toloa, Tonga. Her passion for indigenous knowledge, climate activism and decolonising the mind is what inspires her music. It's her art put her on the world stage, places such as the TED Talks and Vanity Fair Magazine. MY WORLD explores the day-to-day hustle of extraordinary Pacific celebrities navigating their busy lives and making our community proud.

  • MY WORLD - EVILE JIREH SISIFO-LALOATA

    MY WORLD - EVILE JIREH SISIFO-LALOATA

    Singer, songwriter, vocal coach, tutor, mentor, and performer Evile Jireh Sisifo-Laloata welcomes us into his world! First gaining widespread attention on The Voice Australia and later on social media, Evile has recently gone on to release his own music, most recently his single, 'Nights Like This.' He continues to perform and inspire, coaching his sisters and singing alongside them while forever repping his hood of Aranui, Christchurch. We get a special insight into the story of Evile as we spend time with him and see a day of his life.

  • DREW AFUALO: NEXT GENERATION LEADERS | TIME

    DREW AFUALO: NEXT GENERATION LEADERS | TIME

    As long as men are terrible online, Drew Afualo will have work. “It’s like the most aggressive form of job security,” she tells TIME.  “I’ll never run out of content.” The 27-year-old creator has amassed 8 million followers on TikTok by giving misogynistic men a taste of their own medicine. The way it usually works: a guy with an alpha-male demeanor uploads a video degrading women, Afualo’s followers alert her to its presence, and she posts a video in response. Her clapback usually puts their own tactics to work against them. If they can make hurtful comments about women’s appearances, her philosophy goes, she can silence them by showing them how it feels. “Ask any firefighter: You fight fire with fire,” she says. “They burn everything in front of it so the fire has nowhere to go.” You can read her full interview with Time magazine here 

  • MY WORLD - FIJI DRUA

    MY WORLD - FIJI DRUA

    Welcome to the Fiji Drua Headquarters in Nadi, Fiji! Taking it right back to the islands, we catch the boys in training, visiting schools, chatting with fans and of course game day! Then we sit down with Zuriel and Caleb from the team, as they chat to us about what makes them the freshest team in Super Rugby. - MY WORLD explores the day-to-day hustle of extraordinary Pacific celebrities navigating their busy lives and making our community proud.

  • YOUNG, GIFTED & BROWN | VIVIAN HOSKING-AUE

    YOUNG, GIFTED & BROWN | VIVIAN HOSKING-AUE

    Cook Islands fashion designer, pacific dance choreographer & business owner Vivian Hosking-Aue takes us behind the scenes of his show 'Ngametua'. He shares about the opportunity he was given via Parris Goebel and The Royal Family last year and how his latest show is in honour of his mother Ngametua. -  His latest show 'ENUA' is coming up on Friday the 16th June at the Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre, Aotea Centre in Auckland. 'A Pacific fashion & dance show paying homage to our Pacific ancestors who paved a challenging but beautiful pathway for us to voyage on'. Buy tickets here

  • MY WORLD - TYSON PEDRO

    MY WORLD - TYSON PEDRO

    Light Heavyweight UFC fighter Tyson Pedro has done his last couple of fight camps with award winning MMA gym City Kickboxing here in Auckland. We check in on him at training and then chat with him at his home base about joining the CKB team, becoming a father, his business ventures and more ... - MY WORLD explores the day-to-day hustle of extraordinary Pacific celebrities navigating their busy lives and making our community proud.

  • MY WORLD - METUAKORE BROTHERS

    MY WORLD - METUAKORE BROTHERS

    Brothers Michael and Joseph Metuakore welcome us in to their lives as professional dancers in Las Vegas Nevada. Michael is a dancer on Katy Perry's 'PLAY Las Vegas' show and Joseph is a dancer on MJ1. Both brothers take us behind the scenes of their shows and give us some insight in to their lives. -  MY WORLD explores the day-to-day hustle of extraordinary Pacific celebrities navigating their busy lives and making our community proud.

  • MY WORLD - JOSH TATOFI

    MY WORLD - JOSH TATOFI

    He is one of a few Pacific artists to be nominated for a Grammy and the voice behind so many island classics played on repeat. We get to know the man behind the music. He takes us along as he gets some golf in to his busy schedule. This is Josh Tatofi! - MY WORLD explores the day-to-day hustle of extraordinary Pacific celebrities navigating their busy lives and making our community proud.

  • MY WORLD - JP FOLIAKI

    MY WORLD - JP FOLIAKI

    He's the face you've seen on the side of buses, as a popstar on TV and now in movie theatres across the world. This is JP Foliaki. With his natural talent and hard work, JP Foliaki has established himself as one of the most promising young talents in the New Zealand entertainment industry today. He continues to inspire and entertain audiences with his dynamic performances and his infectious passion for music and acting. We get a special insight into the story of JP Foliaki as we spend a day in the life.

  • MY WORLD - FAUMUINA TO'ALETAI DAVID TUA

    MY WORLD - FAUMUINA TO'ALETAI DAVID TUA

    Samoan heavyweight boxer Faumuina To'aletai David Tua shares his humble beginnings from when his family first moved to New Zealand from Samoa and seeing the long hours his parents worked to provide for them. He shares how it was his father who forced him into boxing at the age of 7yrs old and how when he was finally able to make it he wanted to give back to his parents, some of the trials he went through and the point where he knew it was time for him to hang up his gloves ... plus much more. -  On the 23rd of April 2023 (US time), David Tua will be inducted into the National Boxing Hall of Fame class of 2023 in Montebello, California alongside Boxing greats Roberto Duran, Hector Comacho and more. You can watch the live stream of the induction on his facebook page here 

  • MY WORLD - KATELYN VAHA'AKOLO

    MY WORLD - KATELYN VAHA'AKOLO

    This is the unfiltered world of the contagiously bubbly internet personality and inspiring rugby league player Katelyn Vaha'akolo! Known for her work on the field and content online, we get to spend time with the real person behind it all. We hear about her career, cultural connections and dreams of the future. Even her bestfriend and fellow rugby player Kayla Eli pops in to hangout. - MY WORLD explores the day-to-day hustle of extraordinary Pacific celebrities navigating their busy lives and making our community proud.

  • MY WORLD - JOE FA'AGASE

    MY WORLD - JOE FA'AGASE

    You may know Joe for his comedic mukbangs or his winning run of Know Your Roots Season 4, but do you know the woman that made him who he is today? and the village that he makes proud? Internet Personality Joe Fa'agase takes us with him on his return to the motherland where we sit down and hear about the life of this larger than life hearty Samoan. He takes us to his village and around Apia while discussing his upbringing, youtube channel, career so far and more. -  MY WORLD explores the day-to-day hustle of extraordinary Pacific celebrities navigating their busy lives and making our community proud.

  • Pacific Climate Change leader speaks alongside King Charles at the Commonwealth Service

    Pacific Climate Change leader speaks alongside King Charles at the Commonwealth Service

    Young Samoan climate activist Sulafi Brianna Fruean speaks alongside King Charles at the Commonwealth service - one of very few people in the world that have been honoured with the opportunity. Previous speakers have included Kofi Annan, Nelson Mandela, Sir Desmond Tutu and Anthony Joshua. In an exclusive interview for the CoconetTV Suluafi shines a light on the crucial message she is giving about the Pacific, and also the conflicts this opportunity presents for her, with the history of the Commonwealth's colonisation of the our region:   Held on the second Monday in March, the service is Britain’s largest annual inter-faith gathering. It is traditionally attended by the reigning monarch and other members of the Royal Family who are joined by a 2000-strong congregation of High Commissioners and Ambassadors, faith leaders, honoured guests, and 800 school children and young people from across the United Kingdom.  Suluafi’s speech to the world from 25’38 in the video below -  {{32080}} The service is among the most colourful held at the Abbey, and begins with a procession of the flags of all 54 member states, proudly carried through the church by young citizens from each country. The Commonwealth is an association of 54 member states with a combined population of 2.4 billion citizens, almost a third of the world's people. Commonwealth countries span Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe and the Pacific and are diverse – they are amongst the world’s largest, smallest, richest and poorest countries. Suluafi Brianna Fruean is part of the Pacific Climate Change Warriors who are passionately calling to the world to recognise the climate emergency the Pacific is facing. She remains the youngest person in the world to be awarded the Commonwealth Youth Award at age 16, and has also been awarded the prestigious Global Citizens Award for her work as a Climate Change activist. Suluafi's speech at COP26 had a big impact on leaders at the conference as seen here: {{32079}} -  Public Interest Journalism funded by NZ on Air 

  • Sione Tuivailala Monu | Young, Gifted & Brown

    Sione Tuivailala Monu | Young, Gifted & Brown

    Meet the talented Sione Monu! They are an artist of the Tongan diaspora who lives between Canberra, Australia, and Auckland. Their artwork spans the mediums of photography, moving-image, fashion and adornment, performance and drawing – exploring identity, family and pasifika queer experience in the diaspora. - "Young, Gifted & Brown" follows talented and passionate Nesians from different walks of life on a mission to leave their mark on the world. The series will profile different gifted young brown people from Poets to Athletes.

  • My World - Joseph Sua'ali'i

    My World - Joseph Sua'ali'i

    Welcome to the life of Joseph Sua'ali'i At only 19 years old Joseph Sua'ali'i has risen to NRL stardom. The Toa Samoa and Sydney Roosters star returns to the motherland in this heartwarming homecoming. We step into the world of Joseph as he receives two matai titles from his villages while reflecting on his success so far. - MY WORLD explores the day-to-day hustle of extraordinary Pacific celebrities navigating their busy lives and making our community proud.

  • Inspiring Islanders - Vaovasamanaia Seilala Mapusua & Mase Mahonri Schwalger

    Inspiring Islanders - Vaovasamanaia Seilala Mapusua & Mase Mahonri Schwalger

    Manu Samoa head coach Vaovasamanaia Seilala Mapusua and assistant coach Mase Mahonri Schwalger. They reflect back on their rugby journey, the transition from being players to coaches and moving back to live in Samoa, players who have inspired them, Rugby World Cup preparation and more ... 

  • MY WORLD - SONS OF ZION

    MY WORLD - SONS OF ZION

    Welcome to Sons of Zion's world in the beautiful Hawaii! The singers of the smash hits "Drift Away" and "Be My Lady" take us along in what they get up to on the big islands how they get in the zone when creating music. - MY WORLD explores the day-to-day hustle of extraordinary Pacific celebrities navigating their busy lives and making our community proud.

  • Inspiring Islander: Alesana Tuilagi

    Inspiring Islander: Alesana Tuilagi

    Manu Samoa legend Alesana Tuilagi looks back at his humble beginnings growing up in Fatausi & Fogapoa in Savai'i. He shares how his older brother Lauaki Fereti Tuilagi was the inspiration for him and his other brothers to get into rugby. Alesana also reflects back on his time playing professional rugby in Europe, his Manu Samoa debut and more ...