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Polyfest Niue hosted by Tyree

Posted in Creative Natives

The Polyfest is back and it’s bigger & better than ever!

Nobody does it like the savages on the Niuean stage! The home of the big hearts & big fro's Tyree brings…more


NIUE - Fun Facts!

Posted in Know Your Roots

We've put together some fun facts about the Rock of Polynesia - NIUE - just for you!


ON THIS DATE - NIUE 'THE ROCK' OF POLYNESIA

Posted in Coco Kids

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


Polyfest Niue Stage - Edgewater College

Posted in Creative Natives

Check out the action from the Niue Stage at Polyfest 2015!


New Zealand MPs having a go at Vagahau Niue

Posted in Coco Talanoa

The theme of this year’s Niue Language Week, which begins today, is “Tau tagata Niue, tau magafaoa Niue, fakaaoga e vagahau Niue – Niue people, Niue families, use vagahau Niue”.

Planning…more


NIUE STAGE - AUCKLAND GIRLS GRAMMAR

Posted in Creative Natives

Third Place on the Niue Stage! Congrats AGGS! 


NIUE STAGE - AORERE COLLEGE

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Polyfest - Aorere College full performance


STREET TALK - NIUE LANGUAGE

Posted in Coco Talanoa

From Kingsland the old stomping grounds of many Niueans in Auckland ...

 

Suggested Links:

NZ MPs have a go at Vagahau Niue 

Malcolm Lakatani - Fiti Lagakali 


POLYFEST 2015 Niue Stage

Posted in Creative Natives

Catch full episodes of Fresh Saturday 10am TV2

Hosted by TV personality Susana Guttenbeil featuring the highlights from this year's Polyfest Niuean Stage! 



NIUE STAGE - KELSTON BOYS & GIRLS

Posted in Creative Natives

Polyfest 2017 - Niuean Stage. Kelston boys and Kelston girls come together this year for their performance on the Niuean Stage.


Polyfest Niue Stage - Otahuhu College

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Check out the action from the Niue Stage at Polyfest 2015!


Polyfest Niue Stage - Tangaroa College

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Check out the action from the Niue Stage at Polyfest 2015!


Polyfest Niue Stage - Henderson High School

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Check out the action from the Niue Stage at Polyfest 2015!


NIUE STAGE - OTAHUHU COLLEGE

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Polyfest 2017, Otahuhu College on the Niue Stage.


Ko e lalolagi - Niue Youth Network NZ

Posted in Songbook

Check out this beautiful rendition of the classic Niuean song by the Niue Youth Network NZ!

Ko e Lalolagi (The World), originally composed by Rev. Ikiua Lupo, is a celebration…more


NIUE STAGE: TANGAROA COLLEGE - Full Performance

Posted in Creative Natives

Tangaroa College 

Niue Stage Performance

Polyfest 2017


POLYFEST 2018 - NIUE STAGE: AORERE COLLEGE FULL PERFORMANCE

Posted in Creative Natives

Polyfest 2018

Aorere College's full performance on the Niue Stage.  


POLYFEST 2018 - NIUE STAGE: TAMAKI COLLEGE FULL PERFORMANCE

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Polyfest 2018

Tamaki College's full performance on the Niue Stage.  

 


Polyfest Niue Stage - Mangere College

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Check out the action from the Niue Stage at Polyfest 2015!


Polyfest Niue Stage - Aorere College

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Check out the action from the Niue Stage at Polyfest 2015!


MISS NIUE AOTEAROA 2017

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An Australian-based Niuean wins Miss Niue Aotearoa 2017.

Valencia Lama, an 18 year old living in Sydney, has become the first Australian-based Niuean to win the crown of Miss Niue…more


TAOGA FESTIVAL NIUE ARTS & CULTURE

Posted in Coco Talanoa

We're in Niue at the Taoga Festival Niue Arts & Culture where NZ based Niuean artists have collaborated with festival organisers and local Niueans with performances, workshops, exhibitions and more in…more


Fresh 7 - Hosted by Tommy Nee from Niue

Posted in Coco Series

Making big noise in the music scene Tommy Nee takes us to Niue for the premiere of his latest video 'FEEL' and will our newly weds make it to the…more


Polyfest Niue Stage - Massey High School

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Check out the action from the Niue Stage at Polyfest 2015!


Polyfest Niue Stage - James Cook High School

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Check out the action from the Niue Stage at Polyfest 2015!


Frank Bunce's return to Niue

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All Black great Frank Bunce returns to his motherland for a fishing and golfing getaway.

 


Polyfest Niue Stage - Avondale College

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Check out the action from the Niue Stage at Polyfest 2015!


WEIGHT LOSS WARRIORS - NIUE

Posted in Coco Talanoa

Bongos, shasta, instant noodles and tinned food are fast becoming the staple diets of the Pacific.

On the small Island of Niue non communicable diseases like diabetes are the number…more


Island Business Stories: Niue Vanilla Farming

Posted in How To...

Vanilla has become a unique product of Niue with its fragrant flavour and taste.  Find out how one man brought this vanilla to the world through his local farming dream…more


The National Anthem of Niue: 'Ki Niue Nei' - Che Fu, Tigilau Ness & Malcolm Lakatani

Posted in Songbook

Take 3 Niuean Musical legends; add a sunset and a song to unite an Island Nation and you’ve got something special.  

Check out Che Fu, Tigilau Ness and Malcolm Lakatani…more


Polyfest Niue Stage - Manurewa High School

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Check out the action from the Niue Stage at Polyfest 2015!


Polyfest Niue Stage - Auckland Girls Grammar School

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Check out the action from the Niue Stage at Polyfest 2015!


MY WORLD - TOMMY NEE in Niue

Posted in Coco Series

"Kumi mo lagona e fakaaloga"
Find and FEEL the love.
Tommy Nee on overcoming depression and reconnecting with his roots in NIUE through music.

Waste on the Rock - Waste Management in Niue

Posted in The Ocean

"What we do on the land impacts hugely on our ground water"  

Fiafia Rex, founder of the 'Oma Tafua Marine Mammal NGO' looks at the effects waste management or lack…more


Mitaki E Tau Mena Oti - Niue Youth Network NZ

Posted in Songbook

This song is a common Lologo Tapu (church song) found in the Niue Hymn Book. It is often sung at Niue functions and can be used as an opening/closing hymn.…more


Makefu Festival Niue

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The Makefu Village gather to celebrate their day with food, games, dancing and other festivities.



Island Life in Niue: An Expat's Perspective

Posted in Coco Talanoa

Shanny Matterson, the freelance travel writer and creative copywriting guru from Rebel and Roam – a primary school teacher – has had adventure tattooed on her heart since as long as she…more


How to Takalo

Posted in How To...

Get your Niuean Takalo on lock! Heres how to get it right with Haanz Fa'avae-Jackson

Takalo is the performing of a traditional Niue war dance by an individual warrior or…more


Basic Niuean Phrases

Posted in How To...

From Kingsland, the old stomping grounds of many Niueans in Auckland Shimpall take the Niuean language to the streets! Great basic phrases for anyone thinking of travelling to beautiful Niue.


Uhumotu ne hai ai e Patuiki

Posted in Songbook

Check out the Tuapa Ekalesia Church in Niue and their beautiful rendition of a village classic!


MY WORLD - SHIMPAL LELISI

Posted in Coco Series

Niuean born, Auckland raised actor, writer and presenter - Shimpal Lelisi shares his journey from Niue to New Zealand and navigating his way into his career.


Polyfest Samoa Stage - Tangaroa College

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Check out the action from the Samoan Stage at Polyfest 2015!


MY WORLD - HAANZ FA'AVAE-JACKSON & LEKI JACKSON-BOURKE

Posted in Coco Series

Niuean actors Leki Jackson-Bourke & Haanz Fa'avae-Jackson return to Niue to perform at the Taoga Niue Arts & Culture Festival.

They share what it's like performing in front of their aunty's and…more


POLYFEST 2018 - COOK ISLANDS STAGE: TANGAROA COLLEGE FULL PERFORMANCE

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Polyfest 2018

Tangaroa College's full performance on the Cook Islands Stage.  

They placed 3rd in the Most Improved category.


Tuvalu National Anthem

Posted in Songbook

Check out the Tuvalu National Anthem for you to learn and sing along with your Tuvaluan fams!

And just in time for you to impress your Tuvalu mates for Tuvalu…more


POLYFEST 2016 - Tangaroa College Niuean Stage Highlights

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Check out some of the highlights from this years Polyfest!


Nanē Pia (Niuean Porridge)

Posted in Coco Cookbook

A delicious local delicacy. 

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Recipe:

Ingredients

Water

Coconut flesh

Pia powder (starch)

Steps

-In a pot of water, add coconut flesh and let it boil.

-Measure one cup of…more


Legend of Tokamotu of Tuapa

Posted in Know Your Roots

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

By the light of a fire in a cool…more


How to Hunt a Coconut Crab

Posted in How To...

Take a journey into the darkest depths of the Niuean jungle with muso and rookie Uga Hunter, Malcolm Lakatani.

With Machete in hand and some local guides to lead the…more


Tommy Nee - Feel

Posted in Songbook

Tommy Nee's beautiful masterpiece - Feel, written in a dark time about depression. Yet somehow sounds like LOVE!

Check out his cinematic video clip filmed in Niue.


'Sipaio' performed by Malcolm Lakatani

Posted in Songbook

Sipaio is a celebration song. It encourages the use of body movement during the singing about the sound of happiness. 

Written by The Tusini Family - famous song writers from…more


SAMOA STAGE - AVONDALE COLLEGE: FULL PERFORMANCE

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Polyfest 2017

Avondale Colleges full performance on the Samoan Stage 

They placed 3rd overall for the Co-Ed Schools 


FRESH 9 - HOSTED BY HAANZ FA'AVAE-JACKSON & LEKI JACKSON-BOURKE

Posted in Coco Series

Keep it Fresh with us on the Rock of Polynesia – Niue! Join Haanz Fa’avae-Jackson and Leki Jackson-Bourke, two Kiwi Niuean actors, as they perform at the Niue Arts & Culture Festival.…more



COOK ISLANDS & NIUE STAGE + POLYFEST 2017 RESULTS

Posted in Coco Talanoa

Polyfest 2017 wrapped on Saturday afternoon and we've got more behind the scenes, performances & action from the Cook Islands & Niue Stages PLUS the results for each Pacific Island stage at…more


Miss Pacific Islands 2017

Posted in Creative Natives

Miss Pacific Islands 2017 currently going down in Fiji! Don't miss out on the live action. 


Polyfest 2015 Tonga Stage Manurewa High School - Lakalaka

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Check out the action from the Tonga Stage at Polyfest 2015!


Polyfest 2015 Tonga Stage Manurewa High School - Milolua

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Check out the action from the Tonga Stage at Polyfest 2015!


Polyfest Samoa Stage - Aorere College

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Check out the action from the Samoan Stage at Polyfest 2015!


Polyfest 2015 Tonga Stage Massey High School - Ma'ulu'ulu

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Check out the action from the Tonga stage at Polyfest 2015!


Polyfest 2015 Tonga Stage James Cook High School - Tau'olunga

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Check out the action from the Tongan Stage at Polyfest 2015!


Polyfest 2015 Tonga Stage Massey High School - Tau'olunga

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Check out the action from the Tongan Stage at Polyfest 2015!


TONGA STAGE - AUCKLAND GIRLS GRAMMAR SCHOOL: MA'ULU'ULU

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Polyfest 2017

Auckland Girls Grammar School performing their Ma'ulu'ulu 


Polyfest Samoa Stage - Mangere College

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Check out the action from the Samoan Stage at Polyfest 2015!


TONGA STAGE - OTAHUHU COLLEGE: TAUFAKANIUA

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Polyfest 2017

Otahuhu College performing their Taufakaniua on the Tongan Stage 


Polyfest Cook Islands Stage - Otahuhu College

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Check out the action from the Kuki stage at Polyfest 2015!


Polyfest Samoa Stage - Otahuhu College

Posted in Creative Natives

Check out the action from the Samoan Stage at Polyfest 2015!


Fresh Tips at the 2016 Polyfest

Posted in Creative Natives

All new Fresh Saturday 10am on TV2 


The Best of Polyfest 2016

Posted in Creative Natives

Check out what went down at this year's Polyfest - the biggest secondary school's competition of it's kind!


POLYFEST 2016 - Aorere College Niuean Stage Highlights

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Check out some of the highlights from this years Polyfest!


POLYFEST 2016 - Otahuhu College Cook Islands Stage Highlights

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Check out some of the highlights from this years Polyfest!


Tommy Nee - Run Away

Posted in Songbook

Based out of Auckland, New Zealand, Tommy Nee is known well for his songwriting capabilities and unique style. Influenced by legends such as Sam Cooke, John Mayer and D'Angelo, he…more


SAMOA STAGE - KELSTON BOYS HIGH SCHOOL: FULL PERFORMANCE

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Polyfest 2017

Kelston Boys High Schools full performance on the Samoan Stage.

They placed 3rd overall for the Boys Only Schools 

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SAMOA STAGE - AUCKLAND GIRLS GRAMMAR SCHOOL: Full Performance

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Polyfest 2017

Auckand Girls Grammar Schools full performance on the Samoan Stage 

They placed 2nd overall for Girls Only Schools 

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Malcolm Lakatani - Inspiring Islander

Posted in Coco Series

Niuean music sensation Malcolm Lakatani has been working with the top talents of the NZ music scene for awhile, but it's his work with his community that he is most…more


MILLION MILES - Tommy Nee

Posted in Songbook

Fellow Niueans Tommy Nee & Che Fu team up on Tommys latest track 'Million Miles'.

Check out the visuals filmed on location in Rarotonga, Cook Islands with Tommy and his band.…more


Polyfest Samoa Stage - Manurewa High School

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Check out the action from the Samoan Stage at Polyfest 2015!


POLYFEST 2018 - COOK ISLANDS STAGE: MANUREWA HIGH SCHOOL FULL PERFORMANCE

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Polyfest 2018

Manurewa High Schools full performance on the Cook Islands Stage.  


NUKUTUTAHA - Tommy Nee

Posted in Songbook

Tommy Nee sings this Malcolm Lakatani original 'Nukututaha'
The song is about missing Niue & wanting to return...

Fresh Season 7 - The Cougar Boys

Posted in Coco Series

Featuring Barber Craft 2017, Coco Cooking in Savai'i, Uncle Sams Upa & a Poly Postcard from Rarotonga ...


SAMOA STAGE - SACRED HEART COLLEGE - FA'ATAUPATI

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Polyfest 2017

Sacred Heart College Samoan Group performing their Fa'ataupati 

They came 2nd Equal with St Pauls College in this section 


Polyfest Samoa Stage - Sacred Heart College

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Check out the action from the Samoan Stage at Polyfest 2015!


Polyfest Samoa Stage - Auckland Girls Grammar School

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Check out the action from the Samoan Stage at Polyfest 2015!


COOK ISLANDS STAGE - AORERE COLLEGE: URA PA'U

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Polyfest 2017

Aorere College performing their Ura Pa'u 

They were the winners of this section.

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SAMOA STAGE - OTAHUHU COLLEGE: FULL PERFORMANCE

Posted in Creative Natives

Polyfest 2017

Otahuhu College's full performance on the Samoan Stage 


POLYFEST 2016 - Otahuhu College Samoan Stage Highlights

Posted in Creative Natives

Check out some of the highlights from this years Polyfest!


Polyfest Samoa Stage - Avondale College

Posted in Creative Natives

Check out the action from the Samoan Stage at Polyfest 2015!

NB: Unfortunately due to technical difficulties, the entrance to the Avondale College performance was not filmed, but starts just…more


ON THIS DATE - BIKINI ATOLL

Posted in Coco Kids

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…more


Tales Of Time - Bourke Family Tree

Posted in Know Your Roots

The men of the Bourke Family, as told by Puleleki Jackson-Bourke

JOHN BOURKE - Great, Great Grandfather (Picture 1) Was born 1875 in England with an Irish father (Jack John…more


POLYFEST 2018 - DIVERSITY STAGE: MANUREWA HIGH SCHOOL KIRIBATI GROUP

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Polyfest 2018

Manurewa High Schools Kiribati Group performance on the Diversity Stage.

Diversity stage celebrates other ethnic groups within both the Pacific and around the world.


SUSPENDED GENERATION - THE KIDS OF KIRIBATI

Posted in The Ocean

Suspended between a home they love, and a world they are only beginning to understand, the kids of Kiribati face the harsh realities of climate change – rising sea levels, and…more


SAMOA STAGE - MANGERE COLLEGE: PESE O LE ASO

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Polyfest 2017

Mangere College - Pese O Le Aso 

Winners Co-Ed Schools

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POLYFEST 2018 - DIVERSITY STAGE: OTAHUHU COLLEGE FIJIAN GROUP

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Polyfest 2018

Otahuhu Colleges Fijian Group performance on the Diversity Stage.

Diversity stage celebrates other ethnic groups within both the Pacific and around the world.


Cyclone Ofa

Posted in Know Your Roots

Take a step back in time - all the way back to 1990 when Tropical Cyclone Ofa devasted the Pacific.

Ofa first hit Tuvalu before moving on to Western Samoa…more


SAMOA STAGE - AUCKLAND GIRLS GRAMMAR SCHOOL: TAUALUGA

Posted in Creative Natives

Polyfest 2017

Auckland Girls Grammar School - Taualuga 

Winning performance for Girls Only Schools Taualuga 


Island Business Stories - Seki Eats

Posted in How To...

Uber Eats makes life easier & a lot more convenient for so many around the world with their online food ordering and delivery platform.

A couple of entrepreneurs in Samoa have…more


O LOU PALE LEA - Alofa Tunoa Kingdom Paise Team

Posted in Songbook

The Alofa Tunoa Kingdom Praise Team with this beautiful Samoan worship song.

"Here is Your crown Our Saviour

We bow down in reverence

and give You all the Praise"