Tagata Pasifika

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“We are at ground zero” – Pacific Tourism Organisation CEO

As Covid-19 global cases pass the 1 million mark, it’s estimated there will be a 9-12% decrease in international tourist arrivals this year for the Pacific region.According to the most recent figures, Pacific tourism’s contribution to regional GDP is 11.1% in 2018 - that's around US$3.8billion.Pacific Tourism CEO Chris Cocker says it will be a long road to recovery due to the travel restrictions during the pandemic.

Tomorrow People collaborate with Pasifika artists for new EP

Their single Fever has spent six weeks on the Hot 20 NZ Singles list, burning up radio request lines and Bluetooth speakers, and is a famous pick for the online #IslandJamChallenge. Now, Tomorrow People have modified their single to create their new EP, Fever – Island Remixes. Tomorrow People are no stranger to reworking their […]

What the ‘new norm’ funerals mean for Pasifika

The spread of the Covid-19 virus and the compulsory self-isolation period has dramatically changed the way we live, with restrictions on how we socialise and gather as a community. One area that has had a devastating impact on our families is the strict restrictions on the funeral and burial process when loved ones die during […]

COMING UP: Tagata Pasifika new look lockdown show

This weekend we bring you our first lockdown show. #stayhome #uniteagainstcovid19

Covid-19 lockdown video challenges – Week 1

It’s been just over a week in Alert Level 4 lockdown in New Zealand. Here’s some of our favourite social media lockdown challenges that made us smile in Week 1. DANCE CHALLENGE From police officers to lawyers to rugby players, lockdown’s got a whole lot of people up on their feet. Here’s some moves from […]

Trouble in your bubble? Le Va launches #CatchYourself campaign

Le Va, an NGO with expertise in mental health, has launched a new educational online campaign to prevent violence within our communities during New Zealand’s Alert Level 4 lockdown. Called ‘Trouble in your bubble? #CatchYourself”, the campaign includes ways to combat stress, anxiety and anger, and maintain respectful relationships with people in your bubble at […]

ATARAH perform ‘I Smile’ – Kirk Franklin cover

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Samoa cyber aufaipese 2020

Watch ‘Lo’u nu’u e o Samoa’ by SAMOA CYBER AUFAIPESE 2020 – a video made as an international challenge “to be a part of the first ever Samoa online choir”. “To our beautiful Samoan people, wherever in the world you may be, let us all unite as one people, in prayers for our Nation and […]

KiwiSaver members urged to use hardship withdrawals as a last resort

Media Release: Commission for Financial Capability March 31, 2020 KiwiSaver members under financial stress due to the effects of COVID-19 are urged to consider all forms of Government and bank support before resorting to withdrawing money from their retirement savings through hardship applications. Retirement Commissioner Jane Wrightson said it was understandable that many KiwiSaver members […]