Tagata Pasifika The Pacific voice on New Zealand television since 1987

The super-volunteer guiding Ōtara youth by fixing bikes

It's not often you'll meet someone who will prioritize voluntary work over employment, but that's exactly what Ōtara father-of-seven Scott Tulua has been doing for almost two decades. He loves helping people, and his latest venture as a bike mechanic is carrying on the tradition.

Tagata Pasifika Special: Vodafone Pacific Music Awards 2014 Part 1 of 3

Celebrating 10 years of the Pacific Music Awards. We talk to the Event Director Petrina Togi-Saena on how it all began.

Preparing for Polyfest: One Week Out

As we approach the final weeks of preparation, our reporter Ann-Tauilo follows Manurewa High School’s Samoan Polyfest Group to capture the raw emotions and struggles of what it takes to formulate a performance during these unprecedented times.

Talanoa about issues of the day

Talanoa about issues of the day with Marama and special guest Actor, writer and broadcaster, Teuila Blakely. With reference to our story on abandoned babies within the Pacific Community. Teuila talks openly about the struggles she had being a teenage mum herself and the painful stigma we place on our own Pacific unwed mother’s..

From the TSMV Matua to the Orange Ballroom: Exploring Auckland’s Pacific history

As the most culturally diverse city in Aotearoa, Tāmaki Makaurau contains a rich migrant history.Project Curator Pacific Andrea Low explores the city's Pacific history in Auckland Museum's latest exhibition, Tāmaki Herenga Waka: Stories of Auckland.

Free West Papua

West Papua is a land rich with resources, they have the world’s largest gold mine, rain forests and lots of land. For more than 50 years they’ve been under Indonesian rule and their struggle for independence has been kept undercover until now ….and to talk about this on this week’s Talanoa segment, we look their […]

Soul Sessions Episode 8: Lani Alo

Lani Alo is a Samoan gospel artist who has racked up over 2 million views on YouTube for his single 'Alo I Ou Faiva' and won Best Pacific Song and Best Pacific Gospel Artist at last year's Pacific Music Awards.Lani talks about his music and faith and sings a Samoan EFKS Pese with host Sara-Jane on this week's episode of Soul Sessions.

TJ Taotua – RnB Soul Artist Nominated For His First VPMA

He grew up listening to Boyz II Men and Samoan 5 Star and now he wants to help pave the way for our very own Pacific R n B Soul artists, VPMA finalist TJ Taotua sat down with our very own Soana K-Aholelei and strummed a magnificent tune.

Minister Carmel Sepuloni discusses the 2021 Wellbeing budget

The New Zealand government announced the 2021 Wellbeing Budget, and for the first time beneficiaries receive the biggest boost in 30 years. John Pulu discuss what's in it for Pasifika people with Social Development Minster Carmel Sepuloni.