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.

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.

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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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.

Covid-19: Cook Islands community message

Rev Nio Mare gives a message of support to the Cook Islands community during New Zealand's Covid-19 lockdown.

Tongan: COVID-19 ALERT LEVEL 4 announcement

Malo e lelei. New Zealand is now at COVID-19 Alert Level 4.Minister for Pacific Peoples Aupito William Sio, MP for Mangere shares what "Alert Level 4" means for us. Keleni Tupou-Mafileo translates in Tongan at 2.37mins.Nofo ma'u 'i 'api - Malo 'aupito 💛

Fijian: COVID-19 ALERT LEVEL 4 announcement

Bula Vinaka. Watch Fijian key messages on NZ's COVID-19 - ALERT LEVEL 4 from the Ministry for Pacific Peoples.Minister for Pacific Peoples Aupito William Sio, MP for Mangere shares what "Alert Level 4" means for us. Dr Api Talemaitoga translates in Fijian at 2.37mins.Tiko e vale - Vinaka vakalevu 💛