• Grubbies The Journey

    Grubbies The Journey

    Samoan entrepreneur Ben Niumata shares his journey in starting his own business from scratch, including the highs and lows that go with it. He owns and runs one of the most popular burger spots in Brisbane & is now making moves to expand Grubbies Burgers & Hawaiian BBQ Platters.

  • DRAGONS IN PARADISE

    DRAGONS IN PARADISE

    A CoconetTV original  The first wave of Chinese immigrants arrived in Samoa in the late 19th Century. As time stretched on and the more that came (be it as free settlers or indentured labourers), they integrated into the culture, learnt the fa'asamoa, married Samoans, had Samoan families and eventually died in Samoa as Samoans. The legacy they left behind is powerful and can be seen in the culture and the people of Samoa today. Despite the history, the newest wave of Chinese to arrive in Samoa has upset a lot of the locals. Taking businesses that should be set aside for Locals, skirting laws set up to prevent them from doing so and funnelling money out of the Samoan economy, are just some of the issues being voiced by Samoans. This documentary delves in to the past, meets the descendants of the people that changed the face of Samoa and takes a look at the potential problems that come with the new wave of Chinese arriving in Samoa today. This is Dragons In Paradise.

  • TAMA ULI

    TAMA ULI

    In this #TalesOfTime Coco Doco Oscar Kightley is in Samoa to explore his Solomon Island Ancestry. He discovers how these 'Tama Uli' or 'Black People' as they're also known, came to Samoa over 100 years ago. He also learns about the legacy they left behind and the difficulties they still face today.

  • 1918: SAMOA & THE TALUNE - SHIP OF DEATH

    1918: SAMOA & THE TALUNE - SHIP OF DEATH

    The relationship between New Zealand and Samoa is very complex. The pages of our histories are intertwined and blotted with black marks right next to NZ's name. On the 7th November 1918, the NZ military administration controlling Samoa, led by Col. Robert Logan, made the deadly decision to knowingly allow a ship called 'The Talune" carrying Spanish Influenza to dock in Apia Harbour.  The results were catastrophic, wiping out over a quarter of Samoas population and decimating entire families and villages in what is one of the worst cultural catastrophes in history.

  • SEVEN WEEKS - JOURNEY TO POLYFEST

    SEVEN WEEKS - JOURNEY TO POLYFEST

    In 2018, Radio New Zealand followed the St Paul’s College Samoan group as they sacrificed two months of their lives to compete for Polyfest glory. SEVEN WEEKS: Journey to Polyfest is a documentary about family, pride, community and culture, hard work and an honouring of history. Narrated by David Dallas 

  • LIKE A MIGHTY WAVE: A MAUNAKEA FILM

    LIKE A MIGHTY WAVE: A MAUNAKEA FILM

    This short film, Like A Mighty Wave, was created by Mikey Inouye​, local boy and filmmaker who is a part of the immense talent that makes up our Mauna media team. The film captures the transformative impact that the sacrifice of our kūpuna on July 17th has had in Hawaiʻi - an impact that reverberates throughout the globe. Mahalo nui loa Mikey Inouye and the many members of the Mauna media team who helped capture this pivotal moment in history. The film was spotlighted at the Hawaiʻi International Film Festival in November. Mikey is now making it available to the public as a fundraiser for HULI to help ensure that this movement remains strong at every level. The film is free and accessible to all but we ask that as you take in the emotion and beauty of the movement captured in this film, that you also make a donation through HULIʻs action network page here - https://actionnetwork.org/fundraising/huli Aloha ʻāina and Kū Kiaʻi Mauna!

  • THE ROGERS OF SAMOA

    THE ROGERS OF SAMOA

    An intimate glimpse of the first visible group of transgender men in the Pacific Islands - the Rogers of Samoa. From the loneliness of family rejection and homelessness to the camaraderie of church, cooking, and dance, their stories reveal the challenges and possibilities of life in an island society rooted in culture and tradition. Dedicated in loving memory to To'oto'oali'i (Roger) Stanley (1976-2018) 

  • THE FAREWELL - Tōfā si ou Tinā

    THE FAREWELL - Tōfā si ou Tinā

    In 2018, Raymond Sagapolutele travelled to Frankfurt, Germany to take part in the exhibition 'Grey is the new Pink', a work that featured his mother Ruta and sister Ufitia. In 2019, Raymond returned to Frankfurt, this time together with Ufitia and her dance sisters Natalia and Lycia. "I had discussed the possibility of including a choreographed contemporary Siva Samoa with the team at Weltkulturen, explaining that it would be a chance for our family to pay respect to our mother and to also provide an opportunity for a group of Samoans to be present and reconnect with the archive as I had done the previous year. From a narrative point of view, it was also a chance to complete the circle for our mother and sister who, seven years prior, had danced as representatives of two distinct styles. Ufitia had evolved in her practice as a dancer and would be able to honour what our mother had taught her and show her fa’aaloalo (deference and respect) to dance one more time on behalf of aiga as we say goodbye" - Raymond Sagapolutele  Check out the full project here

  • ONEFOUR: Australia’s First Drill Rappers

    ONEFOUR: Australia’s First Drill Rappers

    Onefour are Australia’s first drill rappers, a style born out of Chicago (Chief Keef, Lil Durk, King Louie & Chiraq Drill rappers) and the UK (Harlam Spartans, Loski, RV and more).  OneFour began tailoring their craft at Street University; a youth development project created by the Ted Noffs foundation in Mt Druitt. “It was where our rap careers started. We learnt to mix tracks and that,” Spenny14 smiles affectionately. “Shoutout to Julie. She’s a good lady. She used to look after us.” It was at Street University that OneFour came together as Australia’s first drill group. Their music is getting attention from all over the world. VICE meets Onefour in Western Sydney, to explore the neighbourhoods that they grew up in and visit the set of their music video ‘Spot The Difference’.

  • The Fire Knife Dancing Champion | Irreplaceable: Celebrating Different

    The Fire Knife Dancing Champion | Irreplaceable: Celebrating Different

    Meet Jeralee Galea'i a fire knife dancing champion who lives in Laie, Hawaii. Watch this video to hear her story. -  About the series:  Irreplaceable: Celebrating Different is a series that explores unique individuals and their fandoms. From objects to culture –– we learn where the obsession started and how it evolved. It’s a celebration of what’s different.

  • IT TAKES A VILLAGE

    IT TAKES A VILLAGE

    Hawaiʻi's high cost of living and unaffordable housing market is putting more and more pressure on local families. How many more people and generations can we squeeze into our homes just to be able to afford to live here? How many more of our family members have to move away before we say enough is enough? The long-term solution is that we need to push for better policies to create enough TRULY affordable housing (below 100% AMI). Unfortunately we have a homeless crisis to deal with right now and new housing programs for the homeless, like Housing First, are working well but are very limited in scale. We, as a society, are unable to provide solutions to this housing and homeless crisis right now so what do we do for our most vulnerable people who are living unsheltered every day that this problem continues?

  • MOU PIRI

    MOU PIRI

    MOU PIRI: A Rarotongan Love Song, Multinesia Productions, 2013 Short film exploring the importance of music and dance in Cook Islands culture through the story of a popular romantic song. Official selection: Film Raro International Film Festival, Hawaii International Film Festival, Pollywood Pasifika, Film Festival, Aperture Ethnographic Documentary Festival, FIFO Tahiti Documentary, Film Festival. Culture is like love – if you just hold tight, you’ll be OK. That’s the message of Mou Piri, a South Pacific love song that has touched hearts around the world. The short documentary explores the importance of music and dance in Cook Islands culture, through the story of a romantic song that is synonymous with island weddings.

  • Gangsters in Paradise - The Deportees of Tonga

    Gangsters in Paradise - The Deportees of Tonga

    In Gangsters in Paradise - Deportees of Tonga, VICE embeds with four Tongan nationals who have been sent back to the tiny island nation where they were born after serving prison time in New Zealand and the United States. Former gang members, they often struggle to reconnect with the culture, the language, and the people. They are haunted by the stigma of their criminal pasts, which casts a pall over their employment prospects and puts a barrier between them and their compatriots. Government support for returnees is non-existent, wages are low, and with Tonga in the midst of a methamphetamine crisis, the temptations to revert to the lives of crime they hoped to leave behind when they left prison are high.

  • Dear Thalia (Hawaii Homeless Documentary)

    Dear Thalia (Hawaii Homeless Documentary)

    Dear Thalia follows The Martin Family (Tracy, Tabatha, & Thalia) being homeless living in Kakaako, Oahu/Hawai’i. Filmed over a course of 4 months on weekends (8-10 hours a day), some weekdays/holidays and the Family having a GoPro for the entire duration 24/7. Living in paradise with the cost of living and cost of a home, its very common to have people working multiple jobs or still living with their parents. Add in a loss of a job, or a medical situation/emergency, or any other variable that could potentially have you sleeping on friends couches or on the streets. See what its like to live on a sidewalk in Kakaako, Oahu Hawaii.

  • Under the Bridge | A Year Inside Papakura High School

    Under the Bridge | A Year Inside Papakura High School

    At the edge of the city and the margins of society, a school and its students are fighting back. Under The Bridge is the story of a year inside their world. Papakura East is one of the poorest suburbs in the country, with Auckland’s highest rate of welfare dependency, and where the average household income hovers just above $46,000. It also has a reputation for drugs and crime and the police are never far away.  “It feels surreal. I didn’t think I was going to make it - in my family we weren’t expected to go as far in school, and that goes to say for a lot of families in Papakura as well. You’re expected to mature faster so all you’re taught is being a mum or going to get a job. It isn’t an expectation of us to go all the way.” - Wendy Savieti, Head Girl, Papakura High School  Read the full story here: http://features.nzherald.co.nz/under-the-bridge/

  • BOO YAA T.R.I.B.E Documentary

    BOO YAA T.R.I.B.E Documentary

    A short documentary on the Boo Yaa T.R.I.B.E - Samoan brothers who grew up in Carson, California and are celebrated as the pioneers of Samoan & Poly Hip Hop. They've collaborated with many hip hop & rock artists including Eminem, Mack 10 & The Transplants. - Behind the scenes with Boo Yaa T.R.I.B.E on the set of 'Another Body Murdered' with Faith No More and an interview with Ted Devoux aka 'The godfather'. {{8918}} Check out this video of them when they first started out as a dance group the 'Blue City Strutters' where they're featured in the 'Breakin n Enterin, West Coast Hip Hop Doc' 

  • PROOF | Documentary about NZ's drinking culture | RNZ

    PROOF | Documentary about NZ's drinking culture | RNZ

    Two years ago Guyon Espiner stopped drinking. Now, the award-winning journalist and podcast-maker has made a documentary about New Zealand's drinking culture and the alcohol industry.

  • Is Your Hawaii Vacation Pushing Native Hawaiians Off The Islands?

    Is Your Hawaii Vacation Pushing Native Hawaiians Off The Islands?

    Many Native Hawaiians can’t afford to live in Hawai’i. This summer, the average price for a single-family home in Maui hit $1.1 million. But an average salary for a worker in the tourism industry is less than $40,000 per year.

  • The pen that was used to highlight police racism | The Single Object | The Spinoff

    The pen that was used to highlight police racism | The Single Object | The Spinoff

    One morning in 1978, University of Auckland law lecturer David Williams walked into the police station and made a confession. His crime? Stealing a pen from his employer. Williams was never convicted – and more importantly, neither was Iki Toloa.

  • Kiwi director Toa Fraser opens up on early onset Parkinson’s diagnosis

    Kiwi director Toa Fraser opens up on early onset Parkinson’s diagnosis

    Fijian / Samoan director Toa Fraser recently opened up in an extraordinarily brave message on social media  telling the world of his struggle with the early onset of Parkinson’s.  He had kept his own deeply personal story a secret for five years. He now shares about his early onsert Parkinson's diagnosis with the Sunday team.

  • Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E. - The Making of Bang On the Music Video

    Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E. - The Making of Bang On the Music Video

    For the first time in high definition, see behind the scenes of the creation of the official music video for "Bang On" ft Mack10 (recorded July 19, 2003)

  • Native Hawaiians Fight US Navy for Polluting Island’s Water

    Native Hawaiians Fight US Navy for Polluting Island’s Water

    Under the cover of pre-dawn darkness, Native Hawaiians surprised the gates of the US Navy Command with a civil disobedience action over the Red Hill fuel leak.

  • When Nobody was Looking

    When Nobody was Looking

    An entomologist takes on the 1970s New Zealand Government uncovering institutional racism and child abuse. Dr. Oliver Sutherland discovers disturbing cases of abused children in state care, including imprisonment and torture of children as young as nine. Niuean Hake Halo - who was sent to Lake Alice child and Adolescent Unit in 1975 at the age of 13 – and submitted to electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) was just one of the children that Dr Oliver campaigned and advocated for with his organisation ACORD - the Auckland Committee on Racial Discrimination - across a 15-year period during the 70s and 80s. Fighting a racist system, the insect scientist stands up to expose abuse in the notorious Lake Alice Psychiatric Hospital, but will justice ever be served? "It's never too late for justice." - Dr. Oliver Sutherland

  • The Secrets of the Pandora Papers

    The Secrets of the Pandora Papers

    For months, more than 600 journalists from around the world, including the ABC, the Washington Post and the BBC, have been working with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists on this top-secret investigation. One of the biggest data leaks in history, the papers reveal how the wealthy and powerful are continuing to use offshore tax havens to hide their ownership of assets and stash their cash - despite attempts to rein the industry in.  The global Pandora Papers leak has shed light on the links between an Australian accountant who set up an offshore financial advisory firm in Samoa, and the Pacific nation's government. Samoa's International Finance Authority (SIFA) has issued a clarification statement following the recent distribution of the Pandora Papers. Click here to read their statement.   Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mata'afa has told the Samoa Observer the government will review what's coming out of the Pandora Papers and intends to look at Samoa's tax policies after allegations that an Australian accountant helped write the country's tax code making it easy to use tax avoidance schemes as well as promoting the country as a tax haven.

  • Tongan mum of nine gets life-saving surgery removing facial tumour in NZ

    Tongan mum of nine gets life-saving surgery removing facial tumour in NZ

    Vea Koloa is a 36-year-old mum of nine, with a facial tumour as big as her head. Unable to get the treatment she needed in her native Tonga, Vea came to New Zealand for life-changing surgery, thanks in part to the generosity of Kiwi surgeons who offered to remove it for free. Sunday is behind the scenes for this extraordinary operation and for when Vea sees her new face for the very first time. {{27191}} New Zealand moved into lockdown just a week after her surgery and while she initially thought she might be able to go home in October, Covid disrupted travel between New Zealand and Tonga.  Vea’s repatriation has now been delayed four times. With ongoing community transmission in New Zealand, the Tongan government made the call to postpone all repatriation flights until next year. Vea is now pinning her hopes on a fifth date, in January. Vea being in New Zealand has been particularly hard on her nine children who are waiting at home for her in Tonga - the youngest, Lianta, is just four years old. Read the full update here  - Vea is in need of on-going care.  Her friends have set up a Give a Little page for people who would like to donate to help her. Click here to donate to Vea Koloa's ongoing treatment.

  • "USOMONI" clothing founder Clarence Mikasa

    "USOMONI" clothing founder Clarence Mikasa

    "Usomoni" clothing founder Clarence Mikasa shares his journey behind the name of his brand, getting his business off the ground and his own mental health journey. He was born in Samoa and comes from the villages of Vailele and Vaipu'a, then raised in Flaxmere, Hastings before moving over to Australia. {{24042}} A note from Clarence:  I’m the founder of USOMONI and started this brand to bring awareness to mental health in our Pacific community. I know that our people are very proud people and don’t like to show emotion or share what they are going through.  They bottle everything up and there are often not enough resources to help our communities. I started this journey as I was one of those that were going through dark times but didn't let people know what was really going on. As an owner of a printing business I started "USOMONI" back in 2019 from making tees and sending them out to high profile usos and sisters.  Now I’m a step closer to speaking in front of a big crowd to share my story world wide. -  To order 'Usomoni' merch check out their website here 

  • Kiutau Taufa - Autism & Fatherhood

    Kiutau Taufa - Autism & Fatherhood

    A film about a fathers experience raising his son Filise Taufa who has been diagnosed with autism. The aim of this film is to bring awareness to the autism spectrum from a father's perspective.

  • The Deep Sigh of the Pacific

    The Deep Sigh of the Pacific

    The powerful stories of our Pacific soldiers and the legacy they leave behind.  What's the connection between a town in France, a newly unveiled Pacific memorial at Wellington's Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, and the people of the Cook Islands? Leading Pacific artist Michael Tuffrey links them all in a poignant feature documentary funded by NZ-MFAT, by Wellington-based Cook Islander Johnson Raela. At the March 27th, 2021 memorial service at Pukeahu, Cook Islands Prime Minister Mark Brown paid tribute to the ongoing commitment of all Pacific nations towards regional security and global peacekeeping. "For more than 40 years, countries in the Pacific have contributed uniformed personnel to UN peace operations around the globe. From 1978 to the present, Fiji, Vanuatu, Samoa, Palau, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, and Timor-Leste have collectively deployed to 30 UN peace operations," he noted.

  • Arranged Marriage NZ — Tongan Princess Virginia Tuita & Lopeti Aleamotu’a

    Arranged Marriage NZ — Tongan Princess Virginia Tuita & Lopeti Aleamotu’a

    Princess Virginia prepares to marry Lopeti in the grandest Tongan wedding ever to be held in New Zealand but how will Her Royal Highness cope with the independence of marriage when she has never cooked or cleaned in her life? The auspicious occasion was attended by the Queen Mother, Halaevalu Mata’aho, HRH Pricess Royal Pilolevu Tuita, HRH Crown Princess Sinaitakala, HRH Princess Lātūfuipeka, HRH Princess ‘Ofeina ‘e he Langi Fakafanua and members of the Royal Family.

  • Alby and Lina - Conversations with my Immigrant Parents

    Alby and Lina - Conversations with my Immigrant Parents

    Produced for RNZ by Saraid de Silva and Julie Zhu | Made possible by the RNZ/NZ On Air Innovation Fund Content warning: This episode explores themes around mental health. After four years studying in Dunedin, Alby has just moved back in with his mum Lina in Naenae. The two of them discuss Lina’s career, Alby’s grief, and who our lives are lived for. Listen to the full interview here  {{21551}} When Lina Fairbrother came to Aotearoa from Sāmoa in 1986, the move was a chance to improve the lives of loved ones at home, as well as to give her potential children here more of a leg-up in the world than she had. “That is the main reason why I came here,  to help my family to have a future here.” {{21553}}  A few years after arriving here, Lina in her own words, “met my honey” in Albert Fairbrother Sr. They married had one son, who they also named Albert Fairbrother. The three of them lived in Naenae, Lower Hutt. Albert Fairbrother Sr was 26 years older than Lina when they married, which caused some trouble at family gatherings. “Uncle Maiava said, ‘Oh he’s too old for you, look for another one,’” remembers Lina. {{21555}} Alby’s dad passed away when he was still in Year 12, something which dramatically changed how he experienced his last year at school. He describes attaining university entrance early, but his grades dropped so low in his final year that he was unable to get into university without sitting extra exams. He moved to Dunedin to study at Otago in 2017 and took some time to adjust to the lifestyle and the community. {{21557}} This episode was recorded the day after Alby left his hall of residence and his life in Dunedin to move back in with Lina. He recently got his first job, a graduate position writing policy for the Ministry of Primary Industries, the same government department that Lina coincidentally has worked in as part of the cleaning staff for the last 10 years. Lina’s perception of her job is an important counterpoint to the ways immigrant workers in cleaning roles have widely been portrayed. {{21559}} “I told people at MPI, ‘My team, we are VIP people.’ They look at me and I say, ‘We are very important people. Without us, who’s going to clean your mess?’ I’m not ashamed because it pays the bills, buys the food. I do it with passion because I’m a cleaner, and I’m so happy to call myself a cleaner.” This episode reveals an honest and challenging conversation that explores this mother and son’s close relationship and respect for each other, as well as their shared grief, and differing approaches to life and work. . . Where to get help: Need to Talk? Free call or text 1737 any time to speak to a trained counsellor, for any reason. Lifeline: 0800 543 354 or text HELP to 4357 Suicide Crisis Helpline: 0508 828 865 / 0508 TAUTOKO (24/7). This is a service for people who may be thinking about suicide, or those who are concerned about family or friends. Depression Helpline: 0800 111 757 (24/7) or text 4202 Samaritans: 0800 726 666 (24/7) Youthline: 0800 376 633 (24/7) or free text 234 (8am-12am), or email talk@youthline.co.nz What's Up: online chat (3pm-10pm) or 0800 WHATSUP / 0800 9428 787 helpline (12pm-10pm weekdays, 3pm-11pm weekends) Kidsline (ages 5-18): 0800 543 754 (24/7) Rural Support Trust Helpline: 0800 787 254 Healthline: 0800 611 116 Rainbow Youth: (09) 376 4155 If it is an emergency and you feel like you or someone else is at risk, call 111. Click here to listen to Alby and Lina's story and for more of the series 

  • Polynesian Panthers continuing the fight 50 years on

    Polynesian Panthers continuing the fight 50 years on

    In 1971, Ponsonby was dilapidated, rat-infested and constantly patrolled by the Police, prompting a group of teenage activists to fight against the systematic racism of the time. The Dawn Raids, tenants rights, police brutality, the panthers changed the way New Zealand treats our Pasifika population ... so why are they still fighting?  

  • FACE to FACE - Iafeta Matalasi comes face to face with his sons killer

    FACE to FACE - Iafeta Matalasi comes face to face with his sons killer

    An extraordinary story of a Christian man and a convicted killer. The men have two key things in common; both are fathers, and both have a close connection to the murder of Alonsio Matalasi. His death changed their lives in some very unexpected ways. We go inside prison for the meeting of these two men, brought together by bloodshed.

  • Tatau Fitness - The Journey

    Tatau Fitness - The Journey

    Samoan business owner Clement Nanai runs Tatau Fitness gym in Brisbane, Australia. He shares his journey as a business owner with a vision to serve the community through his gym, living with Autism/ADHD, the process of relocating into their new space and how blessed and grateful they are for the love and support that they continue to receive from their families, friends and the wider community. . Peep the fundraising event in the video below  {{21100}} . Follow them on Facebook here  And on Instagram here 

  • Hp Boyz - Road To Bay Dreams

    Hp Boyz - Road To Bay Dreams

    Follow the HP Boyz as they head to Tauranga and Nelson for Bay Dreams in New Zealand. 

  • Obesity in Paradise

    Obesity in Paradise

    Obesity in Paradise: This episode is about a paradise lost where an obesity crisis is hitting Pacific Islanders. 93 per cent of American Samoan adults are overweight or obese, making it the fattest place on earth. Neighbouring Samoa is not far behind. Sophie Morgan from Unreported World went to the islands to investigate. Warning:  This episode contains some medical procedures.

  • Lolohea Flowers - Sione Lolohea

    Lolohea Flowers - Sione Lolohea

    Sione Lolohea has become a familiar fixture at Kruger Parade, Redbank, just over a half hour drive out of the city of Brisbane. Sione who was born in Tonga and moved to Australia in 1999 from New Zealand, has been selling flowers for nearly 18 years. He has been unable to go back to his factory job after he suffered heart failure but he refuses to stay home and do nothing. You'll find Sione at Kruger Parade, Redbank from 6am to 6pm Wednesday to Sunday. Parker Films shares his story with us here. {{20980}}

  • Valle - The Outliers

    Valle - The Outliers

    Valle is a PNG born, Christchurch based artist who travels back to his birth country to learn about who he is.  Meeting his grandmother and family proves to be one of the most pivotal moments in Valle’s life.  His latest single "Prodigy" which features John Givez & Sam V was recently featured on the Ebro Show on Monday, on Apple Music 1. Listen to it here  Valle cover photo: Fire Fire / The Outliers

  • NIKOLAI TALAMAHINA X HERE WE ARE

    NIKOLAI TALAMAHINA X HERE WE ARE

    "I think in a Pasifika context, there's a lot of shame - there's definitely a lot of shame around being trans masculine." Nikolai Talamahina, aka Brown Boy Magik, is still working out what masculinity means to him. In this video, by Claire-Eastham-Farrelly, the musician, curator, events facilitator and "big energy Aries" talks about what it's like when you're suddenly expected to be "one of the boys".

  • An Island in the Pandemic

    An Island in the Pandemic

    A story about community resilience in the face of Covid-19 impacts on an isolated community in the Pacific. In the face of unprecedented challenges, the small Hawaiian Island of Molokai responds with human kindness, collaborative solutions, and a shift towards sustainable local food systems.

  • FEVER SPIKE

    FEVER SPIKE

    It’s been wiped out from nearly every other country in the western world but in New Zealand we just can’t seem to eradicate it. Rheumatic fever is firmly entrenched here and rates are on the rise. We’re with 26-year old rugby player, Matt Johnson who’s lucky to be alive, and speak to the doctors who call this disease and it’s ongoing spike in cases, “distressing” and “disgraceful”.