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  1. Video for Polynesian music starting to come through - NZVMA Winners
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    Polynesian music starting to come through- NZVMA Winners

    The Koi Boys debut album “Meant To Be” has been crowned the highest selling New Zealand album of 2017. Now the winners say the financial future for indigenous music in a mainstream market looks promising.

  2. Video for Kanaka Māoli left concussed by Police at Haleakalā protest
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    Kanaka Māoli left concussed by Police at Haleakalā protest

    Six people were arrested and one was seriously injured overnight as a hundred native Hawaiians stood in protest to stop the construction of a solar telescope at Haleakalā.

  3. Video for Mr Polynesia 2017 - Shannon Karaka
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    Mr Polynesia 2017- Shannon Karaka

    Shannon Karaka took the title at the Mr. Polynesia 2017 competition in Australia last week. This year the pageant's theme was to raise awareness around mental health in Polynesian men.

  4. Video for Hawkes Bay installation teaches Polynesian navigation
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    Hawkes Bay installation teaches Polynesian navigation

    Today the Hawkes Bays first giant size celestial Star Compass has opened at Waitangi Park in Napier. It's a project three years in the making and will be used to teach people about traditional navigation.

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    ASB Polyfest underway today

    ASB Polyfest, the world’s largest Maori and Pacific Island festival, got underway today at the Manukau Sports Bowl in Auckland.  The festival is a celebration of youth performance and cultural diversity and will feature 220 performance groups from 60 schools over the next four days, performing speeches, kapa haka and traditional Pacific dance.   Selected clips will be available for viewing on the Māori Television website.

  6. Video for Old tunes stand the test of time
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    Old tunes stand the test of time

    Tommy Taurima is widely known as one of the last composers of the golden era in Māoridom to come from the Hawkes Bay region. He’s known for his famous tunes Kotiro Māori, Te Rina and many others.

  7. Video for Moana Premier: Aotearoa's contribution to Disney movie
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    Moana Premier: Aotearoa's contribution to Disney movie

    The stars are out on the red carpet at the New Zealand premiere of Moana, a 3D computer animated, musical adventure film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios. The film is packed with Māori and Pacific Island talent.

  8. Video for A polynesian pronounciation lesson in Texan twang
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    A polynesian pronounciation lesson in Texan twang

    Time and time again, the Māori language suffers through mispronunciation, misuse, and misappropriation. With the red carpet release of Disney's latest movie Moana due next week in Los Angeles, Polynesians worldwide are anticipating the public embarrassment of mispronounced words. Two Texan Tongans have taken a pro-active approach to the issue through social media.

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    Polynesian Panthers reflect on 45 years

    This year marks the 45th anniversary of Auckland-based rights group the Polynesian Panther Party.  Founding member Will 'IIolahia says while they've achieved much to improve the lives of Pacific Islanders and Māori, many families are still struggling. 

  10. Video for NZ support not seen at Norfolk – Māori academic
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    NZ support not seen at Norfolk – Māori academic

    A University of Auckland academic is questioning why there has been no support from Māoridom for the people of Norfolk Island, given their plight against losing their sovereignty to the Australian Government next month. 

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