Sisters Megan Alatini
and Meryl Cassie
(Java and Ebony from The Tribe!) will perform at Tirohana Estate
in November with Contagious
. The news appeared exclusively on Tribeworld.com
The Tirohana Estate is owned and ran by Raymond Thompson and family. The concert by the sisters will be on Sunday November 18th 2012 as part of the Toast Martinborough Wine Festival which is held annually. If your in NZ make sure you head down!
Visit TirohanaEstate.com for more information about visiting the vineyard, dining there and also staying at the accommodation provided by the estate.
To buy tickets to the Toast Martinborough Wine Festival, click here.
(The Tribe’s Java) was interviewed by Kelly Bertrand, with her husband Pita, for NZ’s Woman’s Weekly magazine
The Alatini’s (minus Tonica) have been living in Japan for 8 years and in the interview talk about their decision to return back home to New Zealand.
A couple of lovely photos accompany the interview, read it in full by clicking here.
In an interview with Woman’s Weekly
, Megan Alatini
talks about what led her to do a charity head shave to raise money and launch awareness for the Child Cancer Appeal Month.
Here’s a quote from the article:
“She [her friend] said, ‘Would you ever shave your head?’” Megan recalls. “I said, ‘No way.’ She then said, ‘Would you do it for child cancer?’ I thought about it for five minutes then said, ‘Well, yes. Probably.’ She said, ‘We’ll be in touch.’”
You can read the full article online at the NZ Woman’s Weekly website, here.
The charity head shave took place on March 2nd, read more about it here.
, aka The Tribe’s Java, will be taking part in a charity head shave, on March 2nd, where all her lovely locks will be cut off. The event entitled, The Steve Price Night of Courage
will raise money for the NZ Child Cancer Foundation
Speaking about the event Megan said the following:
“Hair is really my thing, my whole family’s thing, but I feel really strongly about helping the Child Cancer Foundation – it is something I really want to do and I am so excited.”
Okay, so I totally failed in putting this video up before/on Halloween, but here it is, in case you missed it…
The Tribe creators Cloud 9 Ltd have uploaded a video to their official Tribe YouTube channel of the cast wishing fans a Happy Halloween… Check it out…
Beth Allen (Amber), Meryl Cassie (Ebony), Caleb Ross (Lex), Michelle Ang (Tai-San), Antonia Prebble (Trudy), Megan Alatini (Java) and Lucas Hayward (Sammy)- in that order.
Make sure you subscribed to the Official theTribeTVseries. There’s also some old Channel 5 (UK) interviews I uploaded of Damon Andrews (Guardian), Jacob Tomuri (Luke) and Vanessa Stacey (Alice) in a Halloween themed interview… Check those interviews out here and here.
Okay if you’re a fan of The Tribe
you’ll know already the official soundtrack has been released by Cloud 9
for download on iTunes.
Well, you can now buy it on Amazon’s mp3 service, which is cheaper than iTunes and has the advantage of being in the mp3 format. Check out the links below to buy it…
Aswell as the classic incidental music featured in The Tribe series, the album also features Tribe Spirit, which has vocals by the talented trio Meryl Cassie, Monique Cassie and Megan Alatini; aka Tribe Sister. Aswell as Tom Hern.
Cloud 9 have also released soundtracks for their series Atlantis High and Revelations and also Raymond Thompsons Spirit Symphony. The links for the album downloads on amazon are in the table below, enjoy!
To buy a physical copy of the above downloads, click here and check out Tribeworld’s store. The CD’s being sold on the site are signed by The Tribe’s creator Raymond Thompson – bonus!
appeared as the entertainment of the night on Maori TV’s Hyundai Code
show in New Zealand on Thursday 14th April 2011, episode 8 of season 7.
Big sis Megan Alatini was in the audience on the night as her husband, rugby player Pita Alatini, was also a main guest on the show talking about Japan and rugby.
Here’s a video fo Meryl performing a Jackson Five medley on the show:
Meryl was accompanied by dancers Anastasia Koltsova and Jia Peck for her performance. There’s also a video of Meryl opening the show with Keri Hilson & T.I’s ‘I Got Your Back Boy’ (click here) and she closed the show with a Beyonce and Rihanna medley of ‘Crazy In Love’ and ‘Only Girl In The World’ (click here). See if you can spot Megan in the vids!
According to the show Meryl will be releasing a CD later this year. In other news she has been confirmed as the next cast member of The Tribe to appear on Facebook for a chat with fans – the date and time is yet to be confirmed. Continue reading…
There’s a cute pic of Megan Alatini
(Java in The Tribe 4 & 5) with her husband Pita when they made a visit to Tirohana Estate
in Martinborough. The estate and vineyards are owned by Raymond Thompson
and is the home of Bob
The photo of Megan and Pita can be viewed here, you can ‘like’ the Tirohana Estate Facebook page to keep up to date with the latest goings on over there, there’s also a few pics of Bob the dog dotted!
As you may be aware Megan Alatini
, her husband Pita, mother Barbara and her two youngest children were caught up in the earthquake ans tsunami in Japan last month.
Megan returned to New Zealand with her children and mother with the help of the NZ embassy while Pita stayed on to help the area with the relief work. He went back to New Zealand on 2nd April to be reunited with his family. The couple tell their story to Abby Gillies of The New Zealand Herald, read the article here.
As many Tribe fans will know Megan Alatini
(who played Java in The Tribe 4 & 5) is a resident of Japan, following her move there with her husband, rugby player Pita Alatini
. The couple live in Kamaishi-Shi
a city that was hit by the tsunami following the earthquake in Japan on Friday 11th March 2011.
Fortunately Megan, Pita, their two youngest children and Megan’s mother Barbara (who was visiting the couple) were evacuated from their family home post-earthquake. They have now been reported as being safe by Megan’s sister Monique Cassie who posted on her Facebook: “Just heard the best news ever! Megan and family are safe! Now I can breathe a sigh of relief!”.
Family in New Zealand had been worrying as they had lost word from Megan and Pita before the tsunami hit their region, after hearing they had been evacuated.
Younger sister Meryl Cassie also shared her relief and thanked all for their support given to her and family saying, “People we can all breathe a lil….Our family is ok after Japan’s Mass EarthQuake….We just cant wait to hear their voices now. We hope many more will receive the Great news we have. Thank you to all for your messages, support and Love.. Appreciate it Big time xx ”
Our thoughts and best wishes go out to all the families affected by this tragedy.
Megan and Pita’s story have featured in several newspaper articles on this Sunday in New Zealand, with thanks to SilentStrike of Tribe Inside for the following articles:
|“Alatinis run for lives in Japan”
|“Alatinis quit their home as tsunami hits”
Sunday Star Times
|“Alatinis safe at epicentre”
Herald On Sunday