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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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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    ASB Polyfest: Vimahi family make $20,000

    The Vimahi family have been running their food store at ASB Polyfest for 20 years. They say they make a $20,000 every festival and proceeds go towards their family's academic achievement.

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    University activists praise Dr Walker for his guidance

    During the protest era when Ranginui Walker was at Auckland University. He was a staunch supporter of the activist groups Ngā Tamatoa and the Polynesian Panthers.

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    New location as Pasifika Festival celebrates 23rd birthday

    Pasifika is celebrating its 23rd birthday at a new home this year in South Auckland, after the Queensland fruit fly emerged forcing it out of its regular venue at Western Springs. 

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    Native Affairs- The Talented Tommy Taurima

    With a career that's spanned over half a century celebrated Māori composer Tommy Taurima's work is a living legacy. 

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