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May 2023

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In the world of fashion, unexpected pairings often result in the most captivating creations. Beau Louis Takapu, known for his unique and boundary-pushing designs, has joined forces with the Feohianga Alonga 'ia Kalaisi Trust, a group deeply rooted in Tongan heritage and the practice of Faikava. This collaboration not only pushes the boundaries of fashion but also celebrates the diverse cultural tapestry that weaves our society together.

The Auckland Art Gallery is set to screen a captivating film that breathes new life into the remarkable story of the Virgin Taupou Grave in Saleaula Savaii, Samoa. "AFI LOA," directed by the exceptionally talented Charlene Tedrow, takes us on a mesmerizing journey that explores the power of lava and its parallel existence within the tama’ita’i, the women of the Pacific. Through this awe-inspiring performance, the film pays homage to the rise of women in the realm of siva afi, the fire dance, and celebrates their strength and resilience. Join us as we delve into the magic of "AFI LOA"

"Experience the Magic of Pacific Couture and Dance: 'ENUA' Takes Center Stage at Pacific Dance NZ Festival 2023" The Pacific Dance NZ Festival 2023 just got even better with the addition of 'ENUA', a Pacific Couture fashion and dance show by the talented Viv Hosking-Aue, AUĒ dance company, and the House of Va. 'ENUA', previously known as 'Territory', was created and choreographed by Hosking-Aue in 2014, and now, 10 years later, it's back to life! https://www.youtube.com/shorts/WJYf9_VW7zY In this inspiring and thought-provoking performance, Hosking-Aue explores how we interact with people from different social-cultural backgrounds. He asks the question, "What if South Auckland was Ponsonby