Tagata Pasifika

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Tongan designer Vili Tonu wins Kleenex Cottonelle fashion award

Aspiring fashion designer Vili Tonu is the winner of the Kleenex Cottonelle paper dresses challenge for 2013.

Pacific Aotearoa Summit highlights Pacific contribution to NZ

A report released at last week’s Pacific Aotearoa Summit highlighted the contribution Pacific people make to the nation’s economy. The summit brought together government, community and businesses to work on a new vision for the future. Alistar Kata was there.

Pasifika Education

RAISE Pasifika has issued a bold statement ahead of a key fono (meeting) in Auckland next week, calling for prejudice and agendas to be put aside so education outcomes for young Pasifika people can be improved. Susana Guttenbeil is in studio with our guest Tafilelea Fa’avae Gagamoe.

From the Archives: Luamanuvao Dame Winnie Laban and her battle with breast cancer

It's almost the end of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Here we look back at Community Leader Luamanuvao Dame Winnie Laban's story, whose open battle with breast cancer in 2007 encouraged more Pacific women to talk about the issue.

Le Va West Coast EP 40 2016

The Le Va Mental Health service which is known for its work in Pacific communities has this time shared a helping hand with residents of the struggling South Islands – West Coast. Anauli Karima Fai’ai has this story…

TAGATA PASIFIKA: Preview Three Up and coming Sport Stars Part Two

On Tagata Pasifika we profile three up-and-coming young sports stars who have the potential to go far in their respective codes – Tae kwon do black belt Courtney Meleisea, Chiefs rugby player Tim Nanai-Williams and Northern Mystics mid-courter Grace Rasmussen.

Samoan mother and caregiver using Gagana Samoa to communicate with disabled son

Reporter Reina Va'ai meets a Samoan mother and a Samoan caregiver as they use Gagana Samoa to communicate with a well-loved disabled son."Alofa atu nei, alofa mai taeao" #samoanlanguageweek

Pasifika foodies Rukau Hut and Sweet & Me

Two pacific food entrepreneurs are being mentored alongside professional chefs and businesses as part of the Auckland based Kitchen Project. The initiative supports food entrepreneurs who are starting out, by providing them with, commercial kitchen space and product development.