Tagata Pasifika

The Pacific voice on
New Zealand television

since 1987

TP+ Lettering by Loi: Calligraphy Artist

From ancient script to celebratory decor - calligraphy has been revived through graphic design to become a popular form of decoration at Pacific events. Registered Nurse and Calligraphy Artist, Loi Fuimaono, operates Lettering by Loi, one of the few Pacific businesses rising through social media to meet the demand.

TP+ Sammy Salsa: Fashion Stylist

From Pacific Beat Street host to one of NZ's top stylists - NZ Fashion Week ambassador Sammy Salsa has established himself as the go-to stylist for many Kiwi celebrities and high-end clothing houses. He's been busy styling some of the major runways for this year's fashion festivities, but the journey to the top hasn't been easy for this Samoan creative who hopes to see more diversity in NZ's fashion industry.

TP+ Talanoa with Melbourne rap group HP BOYZ

After their meteoric rise to stardom in the Trans-Tasman hip hop game, Hampton Park's finest have graced New Zealand's shores with their first ever international tour.Singles like Bad and Bouj, Engineers and BluePrint have seen these boys play sold-out venues across the country. Nayte Mataia-Davidson chats with HP Boyz in studio.

ATARAH perform ‘I Smile’ – Kirk Franklin cover

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Proposed law changes in Samoa has legal community worried

The Government of Samoa has been heavily criticised by legal experts in Samoa, New Zealand and Australia over proposed law changes to three bills currently before a Parliament select committee. There are concerns that the changes will impact the legal rights of all Samoans to their customary lands and chiefly titles. Renee Kahukura Iosefa has this story.

TP+: Reactions from the Kau To’a sheds

The Kau To'a were in high demand during the post-match press conferences at Eden Park. Here's significant snippets from the Tongan sheds...

Gagana Samoa: COVID-19 ALERT LEVEL 4 announcement

Talofa lava. New Zealand is now at COVID-19 Alert Level 4.Minister for Pacific Peoples Aupito William Sio, MP for Mangere shares with us what "Alert Level 4" means for us. Dr Alainuanua Tupai shares the Samoan translation - translation begins at 2.35mins.Nofo i le fale - Fa'afetai lava.

NZ Men’s Netball prepare for world-first Silver Ferns clash

This Thursday the NZ Men's Invitational side will meet the Silver Ferns in a world-first clash at Auckland's Pulman Arena. Reporter Moana Makapelu Lee caught up with the team at their training camp earlier this week.

COMING UP: Tagata Pasifika new look lockdown show

This weekend we bring you our first lockdown show. #stayhome #uniteagainstcovid19