Tagata Pasifika

The Pacific voice on
New Zealand television

since 1987

2015 SunPix Pacific Peoples Awards – Dr Joe Williams Acceptance Speech

Dr Joe Williams – winner of the Pacific Media Network Pacific Health & Wellbeing Award at the SunPix Pacific Peoples Awards.

Pacific News – March 12, 2016

Tagata Pasifika – Pacific News – March 12, 2016

Talanoa – Riki Welsh + Flora Apulu

This week we Talanoa with special guests Riki Welsh + Flora Apulu to discuss the #GPS2016 Conference and Pacific youth…

Tonga Celebrates Queen Mother’s 90th Birthday

The Queen Mother, Halaevalu Mata’aho celebrated her 90th birthday recently in Tonga. John Pulu with the story…

Keeping the Cook Islands Language Alive Talanoa

Bernard Tairea (Languages Producer at 531PI) and Machaela Tepai and Carmelia Rangi (leaders of The Auckalnd University Cook Islands Students Association) join Marama T-Pole and John Pulu on the couch to talanoa about keeping the Cook Islands Language alive.

TAGATA PASIFIKA: Amatakiloa Hawkes Bay 2016

For the last 25 years Amatakiloa has been the support network for Tongan Tertiary Students in NZ. Our reporter John Pulu got to spend time with some of the Tongan students in the Hawkes Bay…

TAGATA PASIFIKA: Arise and Shine Pasifika Women’s Conference

Arise and Shine Pasifika Women’s Christian Conference brought together a group of international and local speakers for prayer and worship. It also highlighted some of the concerns and expectations of Pacific women – Soana K-Aholelei has more.


Pacific People make up twelve percent of the total prison population in NZ. There are over eleven hundred Pacific men and women in our prisons and the numbers are expected to rise. Sandra Kailahi takes a look at what’s behind the worrying statistics.