Tagata Pasifika

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TAGATA PASIFIKA: TriAbility Competitor Ben Taramai

Tagata Pasifika met with Cook Islander Ben Taramai; the sole quadriplegic competitor within the HVDRT Triability Triathlon held in Wainuiomata recently. Anauli Karima Fai’ai with this story.

2016 SunPix Awards Fa’anana Efeso Collins Profile

Pasifika Futures – Pacific Community Leadership Award winner Fa’anana Efeso Collins

Cook Islander Teau Mckenzie sails to Rio

We catch up with Cook Islands Laser Radial sailor Teau Mckenzie who’s gearing up for her first olympics – Karima Fai’ai has the story…

First Rotuman ‘Fui Helava’ Awards held in Auckland

The Rotuman community held their first ‘Fui Helava’ Awards in Auckland recently, celebrating Rotumans and their contribution to Aotearoa.

Is circumcising our young Pacific Island boys necessary?

Pacific cultures have circumcised their boys for centuries, unlike the rest of the New Zealand population, we continue to do it. But is it necessary? Vela Manusaute thinks not

Anzac Special – New Zealand’s First Act of War

In the lead up to the First World War, Britain asked her colony New Zealand to capture German controlled Samoa, in a bid for control of the Pacific. This was New Zealand’s first Act of War and led to the entangling of the two nations – Entangled Islands.

The Christchurch terrorist attack and racism in New Zealand

Tragedy struck the city of Christchurch when a self-declared fascist and white supremacist shot at two of the city's mosques, killing 50 worshippers and injuring many more. While the country quickly came together in solidarity, it also left New Zealand confronted with an issue deeply ingrained in its fabric - racism. Moana Makapelu Lee with this story.

TP+ Project Paeds Samoa

The volunteers at Project Paeds Samoa are making the children’s ward in Samoa a friendlier and happier place for sick children and their families. If you would like to donate books or toys to this organisation, please visit their Facebook page


John Pulu is live in Taupo at the 2014 Ironman in New Zealand and talks to Seti Afoa from Team Samoa.