Tagata Pasifika The Pacific voice on New Zealand television since 1987

Pass a character school

The Pacific Advance Secondary School in Otahuhu will become a designated character school from term one next year.

Silver Ferns squad named

Three uncapped players were named in the new Silver Ferns squad, including 24-year-old Samoan-born Elisapeta Toeava.

Samoan-Fijian weightlifter Kanah Andrews-Nahu

Samoan-Fijian Kanah Andrews-Nahu is setting the bar in NZ junior weightlifting, having achieved over 100 NZ records since 2014. Now she has her sights set on a podium spot at the Youth Olympic Games next month. Karima Fai'ai met the rising star in Auckland.

Dr Viliami Foliaki Tribute from Tagata Pasifika April 2009

Dr Viliami Foliaki Tribute from Tagata Pasifika April 2009

Teachers unhappy with pay offer

Primary school teachers will decide whether to take part in a series of strikes next week, after the teachers and principals union voted to reject the Government’s latest pay offer.

Hyderabadi Biryani on Namaste New Zealand

Chef Sasidhar Thathapudi shares his grandmother's recipe for Hyderabadi Biryani. Namaste New Zealand was made with help from NZ On Air.

Olohega or Swains Island Part 1 of 3 Tagata Pasifika

Olohega. A small, idyllic Pacific island north of Samoa and just south of Tokelau. Bought for a bottle of gin and 15 shillings an acre. Annexed to the United States. Its former inhabitants were evicted almost sixty years ago from their island and long to return.

Family Farm on Namaste New Zealand

Dinesh Bhana is carrying on a family tradition to run their farm while honouring those that sacrificed to made it possible. Namaste New Zealand was made with help from NZ On Air.