Month: January 2016

Review: Three Wise Cousins

This self-funded, locally-produced feature about a Kiwi-raised Samoan heading to the islands to learn about his culture is unashamedly aimed at the Samoan audience who will laugh out loud through most of it (the film’s hashtag is touchingly ‪#‎forthepeople‬). But this doesn’t make it “niche” writes Sarah Watt. ‪#‎ThreeWiseCousins‬ ‪#‎NesianArts‬ ‪#‎pasifika‬ ‪#‎pacificfilm‬ Read a review at...

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Parris Goebel inspires as keynote speaker for PM Youth Programme

A global hip hop sensation took time out of her busy schedule to remind a group of Auckland youths that she was once just like them. Parris Goebel gave an inspiring speech as the keynote speaker at the celebration dinner of the Prime Minister’s Youth Programme 2016 on Thursday night.‪#‎hamopride‬ ‪#‎NesianArts‬ ‪#‎pacificdance‬ ‪#‎hiphop‬ ‪#‎SDNZ‬ ‪#‎ReQuest‬ Read more at...

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Vika Bull talks about her Tongan upbringing, her art and channelling Etta James

Vika Bull’s show At Last: the Etta James Story, based on the late African-American singer, has been a huge success and she is coming back to do some more high-class belting in Sydnedy next month. Bull talks about her Tongan upbringing, her art and channelling Etta James. ‪#‎NesianArts‬‪#‎music‬   Read more at SMH Photo: Adrianne...

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Thousands affected by Samoa market destruction

It’s estimated thousands of people are affected by the destruction of Savalalo Market in Samoa, which was burned to the ground over the weekend. The popular tourist destination, which sells Samoan handicrafts and food, was completely gutted by the blaze on Saturday.‪#‎NesianBusiness‬ Source: Radio...

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Umaga will shrug off blues and start afresh

It’s nearly seven months after Tana Umaga was announced as new coach of the Blues, a franchise which has under-delivered for more than a decade. But how can he turn it around? Read more at NZHerald New Zealand Herald Photograph by Jason...

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Glimpses of Disney’s Moana Shows Behind the Scenes

Disney’s “Moana” doesn’t hit theaters until November, but we’re finally getting glimpses of what the film will look like. Disney has released a 30-second featurette that takes you behind the scenes of the new film, if only briefly. While we already know the story features a young girl Moana, who pairs up with demi-god Maui (voiced by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson), there still isn’t a ton of information about what antics they get up to in the film. ‪#‎NesianArts‬ ‪#‎moana‬ ‪#‎therock‬ See more at Tech Insider...

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