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SPASIFIK Magazine Issue 70 out now!

 

Support the sisterhood in our COVER STORY by striking a pose or ducking and jabbing with Joseph Parker’s first cousins, THE BEAUTY AND THE BOXER, Naomi and Pelea Fruean.

 

In UPFRONT we have the VPMAS, New Honours, and various news, community and entertainment stories.

 

Our new partnerships with RNZ PACIFIC and the PACIFIC MEDIA NETWORK (PMN - Niu FM and 531 PI) allow us to share content amongst ourselves. Read some RNZ PACIFIC NEWS and meet PACTRICK LINO, PMN’s CEO who’s raising the platform for Pacific Media and meet a couple of the producers for 531PI’s Pacific language programmes.

 

We preview some Pacific BOOKS- talking Samoan leaders Past and Present, fiction and sport! From the Samoan Prime Minister’s memoir and a biography on Ta’isi O. F. Nelson to David Riley’s latest sporting reads.

 

Get SPORTY with ours sports features! We have a Q&A with current Kiwi Fern SHARLENE ATAI a proud Westie who’s played rugby league for close to two decades now and has been named in the Kiwi Ferns squad headed for the women’s Rugby League World Cup in Australia.

 

SPASIFIK Publisher INNES LOGAN considers whether the golden era of KIWI RUGLY LEAGUE has passed ahead of the men’s Rugby League World Cup which will be held in Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea this year.

 

We catch up with former Kiwi Ferns captain and three-time World Cup winner LUISA AVAIKI who is now New Zealand Rugby League’s Well-being and Women’s Development Manager- Luisa gives the low-down on how Women In League are faring across New Zealand.

 

Don’t miss our heart-to-heart with World Champ Black Fern Tokoroa-proud TOKA NATUA who returns home happy as Larry having helped the BLACK FERNS reclaim the Women’s Rugby World Cup from England in Ireland this year.

 

SPASIFIK reporter LAUMATA LAUANO was on the ground at EDEN PARK on June 16 and saw our PASIFIKA CHALLENGED. She documents the fanfare in a PHOTO ESSAY having seen first-hand how our Samoan and Tongan brothers and sisters took the losses, against the All Blacks and Wales respectively, on the chin and kept on cheering.

 

We meet $on of a Queen MELODOWNZ aka BRONSON PRICE in our MUSIC feature fresh home from playing gigs in Britain and Europe to talk about spiritual storytelling through hip-hop and his love of Avondale.

 

The Best of E-TANGATA, edited by Tapu Misa and Gary Wilson, lets us share All Blacks mental skills coach GILBERT ENOKA’s story of rising above adversity to inspire a rugby revolution at the elite level.

 

Don’t forget our usual EDUCATION, BUSINESS and COMMUNITY features from our Pacific communities.

 

Grab Issue 70 of SPASIFIK for all this, plus more features, columns, and books to keep you informed and entertained.

 

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