Tagata Pasifika

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The highs and lows of 2020 | Tagata Pasifika Special

It was an unusual year for all of us with the lurking threat of Covid-19. But for our team at Tagata Pasifika, the show went on. We look back at some of the highs and lows of 2020.

How a Niue family are spending an early Christmas with Covid

Covid-19 changed how we traditionally spend important times of the year, including this festive season. Moana Makapelu Lee caught up with a special tama Niue and his family as they made the most of Christmas earlier than normal.

How to keep your mind in shape this Covid Christmas

This time of the year can be overwhelming with finances and family. Soana Aholelei chats with Psychologist Epenesa Olo-Whaanga about the stresses that can occur over this time and some tips on how to try and manage it.

Dave ‘Brown Buttabean’ Letele’s top exercises to keep fit over the summer

Fitness fanatic Dave 'Buttabean' Letele and his crew Phil Tele'a and Ina Walters share a quick but valuable workout for you to do at home during the festive season.#BBM

Christmas in South Auckland 2020

This year is a year like no other, with Covid-19 changing the way we live. As John Pulu reports, the Pasifika community in South Auckland is certain that even coronavirus won't stop them from celebrating the Christmas spirit this season!

Family central to Surveying graduate’s success

After three years in Dunedin, Peter Latu is the sole 2020 graduate of the School of Surveying’s BSurv(Hons) programme. Peter gained his degree with first class honours, a significant achievement after moving here with his wife Salome and three young sons for study.  With a father as a surveyor, Peter’s path may have seemed inevitable, […]

Melbourne artist Sire releases music video for Sink Or Swim

Māori/Samoan artist Sire has released the music video for Sink Or Swim off his debut EP Food For Thought. The R&B song touches on the reality we find ourselves in through what has been an unprecedented year. Sire asks how we’ll handle these changing times – the decision determining whether we’ll sink or swim. The […]

Joseph Parker V Junior Fa fight confirmed for February 2021

A new date has been confirmed for the blockbuster showdown between Joseph Parker and Junior Fa, with the world-ranked Kiwi heavyweights now set to clash at Auckland’s Spark Arena on Saturday, 27 February, 2021. Previously scheduled for December, the bout was postponed after blood tests revealed Fa was suffering from a health issue that required the highly-rated, undefeated prospect […]