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Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga Elevated To Cabinet

Prime minister John Key has sworn in his new cabinet. It comes after final election results were confirmed last weekend resulting in National losing a seat to the Greens and dashing Mangere National candidate Fia Turner’s hopes of making it into parliament. But as John Utanga reports, there was one silver-lining for another Pasifika MP.

DJ Soane – 2002

He’s DJ’d around the world in this clip DJ Soane gives the Tagata Pasifika theme a remix….

Pacific population dwindling in Christchurch

The Christchurch earthquake on 22 February 2011 and the following days – that for the residents turned into months of water & food shortages, portaloos and hundreds of aftershocks – was the focus of the nation’s media. The Pacific Islands communities suffered a drop in numbers as people either left in fear of more earthquakes, […]

Reflections of the past – Playwright Victor Rodger

With the success from his recent play Girl on a corner, Samoan playwright Victor Rodger took time out of his busy schedule to sit down and chat about life with Soana K-Aholelei

Pacific Island leaders rule the school

A predominantly Maori high school in Rotorua has voted two Pacific Islanders as their Head Boy and Head Girl. We caught up with the humble pair, Tongan Masiu Vainikolo and Tokelauan Samoan Suitenesa Falanai

TAGATA PASIFIKA: Something special from the Friendly Island of Tonga

The Friendly Tongan locals doing what they love best during the week leading up to the Coronation of King Tupou VI, Nuku’alofa, Tongatapu.

Malaeola 20th Anniversary

The Malaeola center in Mangere, South Auckland is well known for hosting weddings, birthdays and many more community functions. This month marks 20 years since the hall was built and John Pulu has more from the celebrations.

Talanoa – Options for School leavers

This week, we Talanoa on the options that students have when they leave highschool, and we also look at the trials they go through in their transition into higher learning – with Walter Fraser, Head of Pacific Advancement at AUT.