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ta_tolm08o800_wm-9952098 10 years after being granted permission at the 35th Polynesian Panther anniversary to put the Polynesian Panther story on screen, a Maori TV documentary in 2010 and numerous short videos, word is development is under way for a Polynesian Panthers TV series. More on… 0-e1475718995922-3102176 DAVID FA’AULIULI MAMEA has written for film, television and radio. He is a proud member of the New Zealand Writers Guild, and is a trustee of Banana Boat — ‘a bunch of Pasifika and Maori creatives’. He has won the Adam Award for Best Pasifika Play twice (Goodbye My… kightley_oscar-5346252 Oscar Kightley (MNZM) is a critically acclaimed award winning writer/actor/director who’s done heaps over two decades now. We sat down and did a quick Q & A with him to see what he’s been up to lately. If you want to find out more about Oscar a quick… 2016-03-10-15-16-48-5800156 Taualeo’o Stehpehn Stehlin (MNZM) has been at the helm of TVNZ’s Tagata Pasifika almost as long as the show has been running (first air date, 1987). Today, the show has been out-sourced from TVNZ and is produced by Sunpix, where Stephen is the Managing… 2016-23-8-13-38-28-2214704 In June this year (2016) Gus Hunter was inducted into the Massey University’s College of Creative Arts Hall of Fame. The Hall recognises alumni who have made significant contributions to New Zealand’s economy, reputation and identity through the arts. Although…