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A Māori Samoan family’s journey of learning the gagana in Samoa

In 2017 Māori journalist Renee Kahukura Iosefa and her Samoan husband, Walker Iosefa, made the decision to move to Samoa to provide an opportunity for their three children to learn their Samoan language and cultural heritage. Now, three years on, they've made the decision to return to Aotearoa. The Iosefa family share their journey of discovery by celebrating the importance of living the language.

Remembering fearless Hawaiian activist Haunani-Kay Trask

"As far as I'm concerned, I'm a patriot of the Hawaiian nation. The Hawaiian nation burns in our hearts."

Our Voice – Wellness is Community

Poet Grace Iwashita-Taylor / Mama G extends her love letter to South Auckland - part of the Mana Pasifika Project aimed at helping our Pasifika communities deal with the mental impact of Covid-19."As children of the Moana, wellness is collective"Poem by Grace Iwashita-Taylor Sound by Brandon Haru Visual by Canaan EneThanks to Mapu Maia and Vaka Tautua Funded by the Health Promotion Agency (HPA)

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.

TP+ Canterbury Polyfest 2020

High school students from the South Island gathered over the weekend to celebrate Pasifika culture through song and dance. Reporter Anauli Karima Fai'ai was at the Caterbury Polyfest festival in Christchurch.

Dementia: Fusi’s story

Dementia is a condition that affects more than 70,000 New Zealanders - of that Pasifika make up nearly 3000. An incurable disease, for many it’s a hard topic to talk about. But as Moana Makapelu Lee found out, one family is making it their mission to spread awareness about dementia with a little bit of laughter and a whole lot of love.

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.

TP+: 275 Times connecting Māngere Community

275 Times was set up six years ago as a community media project focused on "celebrating Māngere by sharing its stories". During the nationwide lockdown this year, the community media outlet kept Māngere locals informed.

COMING UP: Tagata Pasifika new look lockdown show

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