(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.
Michael Wesley Smith
, who we know and love as the clever whiz-kid Jack in The Tribe, is currently inhabiting the UK…
On May 16th 2011 Mike co-presented the International Families Charitable Gala 2011 organised by London Family Television’s (LFTV), who MWS is doing presenting/hosting work for.
In the clip below he introduces His Excellency Mr Hatem Atallah (the Tunisian embassador):
The event was held at Wyndham Grand Hotel, Chelsea Harbour. Extended videos of the event featuring Michael can be found on the LFTV Facebook page. Give the page a like to stay up to date on their future events. Who knows, maybe you’ll be rubbing shoulders with Michael at the next event?
(The Tribe’s Ram) has been a busy guy lately…
Firstly check out his brother’s band, STIRLINGHERN‘s, performance of Someday in which Tom makes an appearance…
Then head on over to Facebook, and ‘like’ his Official page: located here. Then head over to his agency profile to check out some new pics of him…
Tom made an appearance at The Tribe online gathering, where he answered fan question, you can read a transcript of his chat on Tribeworld.com. In the interview he mentions they (himself and James Napier) are negotiating the journey of their movie I’m Not Harry Jenson to America.
In April this year Tom Hern shot the (short) film A Bend In The Road (producer: Gemma Freeman, writer/director: Rollo Wenlock, pictured on the right), playing the character Brett.
You can check out pics of Tom in the short film on the Alpha Bristol Fims Facebook page.
Finally to television, Tom is playing a role in the New Zealand TV series Underbelly NZ: The Land of the Long Green Cloud (Underbelly season 4, directed by Mike Smith/Ric Pellizzeri). Playing the role of Billy Kirby.
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…
He lost out to Nick Oswald as New Zealand’s Cleo
bachelor of the year 2011, but that hasn’t stopped our favourite bachelor Ari Boyland from dreaming up his own family plans.
In NZ Woman’s Weekly magazine Ari talks about starting his own family as well as recently becoming an uncle to Ezra, his sister Ruth’s daughter. The article appeared around March 13th in the mag.
Check the article out, there’s lovely family pics of Ari and the Boyland clan:
In the article Ari also talks about a period of uncertainty where he found it hard to find work. There’s also a mention of The Tribe, which he starred in at the age of 10 as KC, he’s 23 now, time sure has gone quick. He currently plays Brodie Kemp in Shortland Street.
With thanks to Naomi for the scans via ‘Silver Pearl’ on Throng.
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