Tagata Pasifika

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since 1987

School Strike 4 Climate Auckland disbands after admitting to racism

The Auckland arm of the international youth climate action group School Strike 4 Climate is disbanding. The group made the announcement on their social media pages over the weekend, saying the decision was made “under the suggestion and guidance of the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Colour)” members of the group, “as well as […]

Calls for more Pasifika blood donors in New Zealand

"Pasifika blood donors are very valuable. They provide something no one else can."

Pasifika academic responds to racist rant left on her voicemail

Dr Jemaima Tiatia-Seath of Auckland University spoke at an event called Raising the Bar, and this was shared on radio last Sunday. It was a talk where she spoke candidly about institutional racism, sexism and feminism. She spoke from the heart.Then on Monday morning she came to work and found a racist seven-minute answerphone message on her work voicemail from someone who'd heard her on radio and who was clearly upset with what she'd said.Marama T-Pole speaks with Tiatia-Seath on this week's talanoa.

Tragedy inspires Mika family to help others

The Mika Family in South Auckland have set up a foundation to help children in need in honour of heir beloved son Josiah, who died from a rare form of epilepsy in 2020. Soana Aholelei sat down with parents Jerome and Julie for this story.

Anna Tukuitoga: Breaking the mould of country music in NZ

Paeroa is known for a local brand of fizzy drink, but it’s also home for a rising Pacific Islands country music star

Tevita Faka’osi is fighting violence and helping others in Flaxmere

Tevita Faka'osi founded Kainga Pasifika Services Trust in Flaxmere to help prevent violence in the home. The Tongan leader has created a safe place that is empowering the Pasifika community while helping new migrants settle in the Hawke's Bay area.

Tongan Princess first to receive Covid vaccine at new clinic in Onehunga

 The Tongan Health Society has opened its Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic. HRH Mele Siu`ilikutapu Kalaniuvalu Fotofili opened the vaccination clinic in Onehunga and was the first to receive her vaccination at the same time. “For me personally, I’m doing this for the loved ones around me, for their protection as well as for myself,” said […]