• OH IS IT? RUGBY EDITION

    OH IS IT? RUGBY EDITION

    Tiger and Raa discuss the Pacific Islands influence on Rugby and Rugby League around the world!

  • ON THIS DATE - BIKINI ATOLL

    ON THIS DATE - BIKINI ATOLL

    On This Date we learn about the Americans testing their bombs on what was once called Pikkini Atoll in the Marshall Islands. Find out what the connection to Sponge Bob is here.

  • FRESH FAQs - SURFING

    FRESH FAQs - SURFING

    Fresh FAQ's brings you the history of surfing.

  • ON THIS DATE - NIUE 'THE ROCK' OF POLYNESIA

    ON THIS DATE - NIUE 'THE ROCK' OF POLYNESIA

    We take a look back at the time Captain Cook tried to take a holiday in Niue and why he called it the 'Savage Islands

  • ON THIS DATE - KING KAMEHAMEHA

    ON THIS DATE - KING KAMEHAMEHA

    King Kamehameha the Great is noted as one of the great rulers in Hawaiian history and is also responsible for one of the oldest human rights laws fondly referred to as the 'Law of the Splintered Oar' Find out how this law came about in the video above.

  • OH IS IT? THE ADAMS FAMILY

    OH IS IT? THE ADAMS FAMILY

    Tiger & Raa discuss the incredible Adams Family & their sporting greatness!

  • OH IS IT? THE ROCKS AMAZING WRESTLING FAMIY

    OH IS IT? THE ROCKS AMAZING WRESTLING FAMIY

    Tiger & Raa drop a bit of Poly knowledge about The Rock’s amazing wrestling family!

  • LEGENDARY POLYNESIA - RAT & OCTOPUS

    LEGENDARY POLYNESIA - RAT & OCTOPUS

    Heaps of ages ago in the Polynesian Kingdom of Tonga there was an Octopus and a Rat. This is the story of how one chance meeting would see them become mortal enemies to this very day and why Tongan fishermen created a rat shaped lure called the makafeke 

  • DOTTO! KONI CHAN

    DOTTO! KONI CHAN

    Check out this Japanese cartoon adventure about a Samoan sumo wrestling superhero. The Japanese anime series is based on real life Samoan sumo wrestler Konishiki Yasokichi  He was born Saleva'a Fuauli Atisano'e in Hawai'i and the Samoan/Japanese Sumo wrestler was the first non-Japanese born wrestler to reach Ozeki - the 2nd highest rank in the sport.  The anime series involved him & his friends having crazy adventures.  It didn't take off in Japan but had a wide fan base in Latin America where it turned into a cult classic due to the great Latin American dubbing.

  • LEGENDARY POLYNESIA - THE EEL & THE FLOUNDER

    LEGENDARY POLYNESIA - THE EEL & THE FLOUNDER

    Find out how the islands of Tuvalu got their name & the story of the Eel & Flounders friendship.   Narrated by Frankie Adams 

  • LEGENDARY POLYNESIA - SINA & THE EEL

    LEGENDARY POLYNESIA - SINA & THE EEL

    The Coconut tree is often referred to as 'The Tree of Life' find out why it grew from an act of love and why you kiss an eel every time you drink a coconut. Narrated by Teuila Blakely 

  • LEGENDARY POLYNESIA - LEGEND OF TOKAMOTU

    LEGENDARY POLYNESIA - LEGEND OF TOKAMOTU

    There is a lesson to be learnt about the power held in sacred objects, and the trust bestowed upon their protectors .... Narrated by Shimpal Lelisi

  • LEGENDARY - TAEMA & TILAFAIGA

    LEGENDARY - TAEMA & TILAFAIGA

    Have you heard how the art of tattooing came to Samoa from Fiji? You know you gotta check this out!  Narrated by Ladi6

  • LEGENDARY POLYNESIA - HOW HUMANS WERE MADE

    LEGENDARY POLYNESIA - HOW HUMANS WERE MADE

    What if we told you that Humans were formed out of the grossest creatures on the planet? You’ve seriously got to see this. Narrated by Darryl Laumua 

  • LEGENDARY POLYNESIA - PELE THE FIRE GODDESS

    LEGENDARY POLYNESIA - PELE THE FIRE GODDESS

    Imagine if you had special powers AND your brothers and sisters did too...how might things work if you had an argument?! Watch Pele the Fire Goddess and see how this epic family battle turns out!

  • The Coconut

    The Coconut

    The Coconut has quickly become the world wide symbol that our Pacific Islands are known for. We all know what it looks like, but what about it's history? the different way we can utilise it? Here's some fun facts about the coconut.  

  • ORO & VAIRAUMATI

    ORO & VAIRAUMATI

    ‘Know your roots’ takes a funky fresh twist on a classic legend to bring you a different way of telling Pacific stories. This legend comes to us from Bora Bora, French Polynesia ...

  • Fork (Tree) of Life

    Fork (Tree) of Life

    ‘Know your roots’ takes a funky fresh twist on a classic legend to bring you a different way of telling Pacific stories.

  • Pania of the Reef

    Pania of the Reef

    ‘Know your roots’ takes a funky fresh twist on a classic legend to bring you a different way of telling Pacific stories.

  • Nafanua

    Nafanua

    ‘Know your roots’ takes a funky fresh twist on a classic legend to bring you a different way of telling Pacific stories. How Nafanua came to be known as 'The goddess of War'

  • Savage Islands

    Savage Islands

    ‘Know your roots’ takes a funky fresh twist on a classic legend to bring you a different way of telling Pacific stories.

  • Surfing

    Surfing

    ‘Know your roots’ takes a funky fresh twist on a classic legend to bring you a different way of telling Pacific stories.

  • Flower Power

    Flower Power

    ‘Know your roots’ takes a funky fresh twist on a classic legend to bring you a different way of telling Pacific stories. Find out why Pacific Islanders wear flowers in their ear.

  • Lavalava

    Lavalava

    ‘Know your roots’ takes a funky fresh twist on a classic legend to bring you a different way of telling Pacific stories.

  • Top 5 Uses of the Jandal

    Top 5 Uses of the Jandal

    More than just shoe for the Summer, more than just a projectile weapon, here's 5 different ways you can put your jandalls to good use! And if you don't know ... now you know! 

  • Sina & The Eel

    Sina & The Eel

    ‘Know your roots’ takes a funky fresh twist on a classic legend to bring you a different way of telling Pacific stories.

  • Earth Maiden

    Earth Maiden

    ‘Know your roots’ takes a funky fresh twist on a classic legend to bring you a different way of telling Pacific stories.

  • Poly Side Step

    Poly Side Step

    ‘Know your roots’ takes a funky fresh twist on a classic legend to bring you a different way of telling Pacific stories.

  • The Bun

    The Bun

    ‘Know your roots’ takes a funky fresh twist on a classic legend to bring you a different way of telling Pacific stories.

  • Coconut Bra

    Coconut Bra

    ‘Know your roots’ takes a funky fresh twist on a classic legend to bring you a different way of telling Pacific stories.

  • Tongan Gold Teeth

    Tongan Gold Teeth

    ‘Know your roots’ takes a funky fresh twist on a classic legend to bring you a different way of telling Pacific stories.

  • Tatau

    Tatau

    ‘Know your roots’ takes a funky fresh twist on a classic legend to bring you a different way of telling Pacific stories.

  • Kava

    Kava

    ‘Know your roots’ takes a funky fresh twist on a classic legend to bring you a different way of telling Pacific stories.

  • Octopus Ink

    Octopus Ink

    ‘Know your roots’ takes a funky fresh twist on a classic legend to bring you a different way of telling Pacific stories.

  • The Katikatia Witch

    The Katikatia Witch

    ‘Know your roots’ takes a funky fresh twist on a classic legend to bring you a different way of telling Pacific stories. A legend all the way from the Cook Islands 

  • Turtle and the Shark

    Turtle and the Shark

    ‘Know your roots’ takes a funky fresh twist on a classic legend to bring you a different way of telling Pacific stories.

  • The Gold Tooth

    The Gold Tooth

    Have you ever wondered why every Sione, Sifa & Siua seem to be blinding with their smiling?  It's what the Tongans call Nifo Koula!  We explain why they put the koula on their Nifos ...  

  • Ugly Chanter

    Ugly Chanter

    A legend all the way from Rapanui that follows the mysterious chanter whos voice was enough for all the girls to fall for him...but did his face match the voice?  

  • Rat and the Bat

    Rat and the Bat

    ‘Know your roots’ takes a funky fresh twist on a classic legend to bring you a different way of telling Pacific stories. Know Your Roots Samoa's legend of the Rat & the Bat teach us a valuable lesson in friendship & trust!  

  • Tales from the mythologies of Creation, Maui and Aoraki

    Tales from the mythologies of Creation, Maui and Aoraki

    Check out the Maori version of the creation story of NZ, featuring everyone's favorite trickster demi-God Maui! Starting with a version of the Maori Creation myth we then see the Sky Father and Earth Mother separated, before joining Maui and his brothers on a fishing trip which culminates in the catch of the North Island of New Zealand. Aoraki and his brothers also go on a sea voyage, and this results in the formation of the South Island.