Culture

13 February 2024
In November 2023, New Zealand On Air announced a partnership with Pacific Cooperation Broadcasting Limited (PCBL)  whereby a $1.9 million contestable fund was created for the collaborative production and discovery of Pacific stories that would pair New Zealand Pacific producers...
22 December 2023
Pasifika TV is excited to once again be broadcasting the Vienna Philharmonic New Year’s Concert across the Pacific! Under the baton of Maestro Christian Thielemann, the concert is sure to be a world class showcase of musical excellence and marks...
19 October 2023
Melanesians all across Aotearoa are coming together in Auckland this weekend to celebrate their unique cultural heritage. This is the second time the annual Melanesia Festival is being held and it is an opportunity for community members from Fiji, Vanuatu,...
6 October 2023
Nestled in the heart of Henderson, West Auckland, lies the Corban Estate Pacifica Arts Centre. Established in the late 1980s by a group of Pacific Mamas, all of whom were first-generation immigrants to New Zealand, the centre provides a home...
29 September 2023
The National Library of New Zealand is hoping to connect Pasifika youth to their Polynesian voyaging history with the launch of an interactive education program. As part of this, a four-metre long replica of a traditional double-hulled vaka has been created in...
29 September 2023
The biggest cultural event on the Cook Island’s calendar, Te Maeva Nui, will be celebrated in Auckland this weekend. This is the third time the bi-annual festival is held in New Zealand where the Cook Islands cultural heritage comes alive...
2 August 2023
Port Vila, VANUATU — During the closing ceremony of the 7MACFEST held in Port Vila on Sunday, July 30th, Director for Heritage, Colin Yabaki, speaking on behalf of the Minister for iTaukei Affairs, Culture and Heritage Ifereimi Vasu and the...
1 August 2023
Pacific Kids Learning hosted their third annual Pasifika Digital Showcase in July 2023 at the Hoyts Cinema in Sylvia Park, Tāmaki Makaurau. The showcase demonstrates what is possible when you recognise and value the diverse strengths and linguistic backgrounds of...
31 July 2023
Residents of Muanikoso settlement celebrated the 43rd Independence of Vanuatu this morning to, as part of their effort to revitalize their tradition and culture. The residents are predominately descendants of people from Vanuatu who arrived in Fiji in the early...
24 July 2023
The theme of the Papua Film Festival is Dari Kampung Kitong Cerita (From Our Village, We Tell Our Stories). The main city in West Papua, Jayapura, will host the sixth edition of the festival, scheduled to take place from August 7-9. During...