Tagata Pasifika

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since 1987

Covid-19: Fijian community message

Pastor Etonia Temo gives a message of support to the Fijian community during New Zealand's Covid-19 lockdown.

Rugby League Secondary Schools Tournament

Rugby League’s fast becoming the code of choice for Rugby players. We look at what is being done to develop the sport at grass roots level. Tagaloatele Osone Okesene went to take a look.

Beautiful Samoan song Lo Ta Nu’u – Vocal FX

“There are a few special moments in life that linger in your heart forever. Tonight was one of those for me.” Jeff Hunkin, member of Musical Island Boys and Co-Director of Vocal FX, sings with his dad, Galumalemana Alfred Hunkin, and Wellington-based a capella group Vocal FX, the Samoan song Lo Ta Nu’u. “I dedicate this song to […]

Water Safety this summer

Many of us are looking forward to summer and it’s also a time when Pacific people need to be water wise. Susana Guttenbeil has more.

Young Samoan farmers win big with Koko Innovation Challenge

Six young koko farmers are counting their blessings after winning much-needed farming tools, worth about $31,000 Tala, under the Youth Koko Innovation Challenge. The Koko Challenge was funded under the Youth Employment Programme, YEP, implemented by the Samoa Chamber of Commerce and the United Nations Development Programme. It aimed to motivate youths to get into […]

The Orator wins NZ award

The Samoan film ‘The Orator’ has won eight awards at The Moas New Zealand film awards.

Ep 2 – Vosa Vakaviti: iTukutuku ni COVID-19

Watch Episode 2 of the Ministry for Pacific Peoples Covid-19 weekly episodes for the NZ Pacific community Bula Vinaka, Vosa Vakaviti: iTukutuku ni COVID-19 Presented to you by Nemai Vucago In this week’s episode we talk about: 00:20 – Alert Level 3 key messages 01:45 – Alena Naiqiso talks through some key messages from the […]

Rotuman language classes in Covid-19

Rotuman Language Week kicks off on Sunday, and its the first of the Pacific language weeks for the year. However, with the community unable to meet, language weeks for Rotuma and other communities will have a different flavour this year. Marama T-Pole went to meet one Auckland Rotuman family who are proud of their Rotuman heritage and trying to keep the language strong.