Tagata Pasifika

The Pacific voice on
New Zealand television
since 1987

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The Pacific voice on
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since 1987

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Soul Sessions premieres “White Sunday” special

Neueli MauafuMay 22, 2024
The Hoyts Cinema at Sylvia Park in Auckland took a church-like transformation over the weekend, as members of the public flocked through for the premiere screening of Soul Sessions “White Sunday” special.

New min-doco shows Korean pop culture making big impression among…

Kendall VanoApr 8, 2024
The South Korean pop culture phenomenon, famously known as K-pop, has taken the world by storm and landed on Aotearoa shores garnering a  growing fan base among young Pasifika.

It’s a generational thing: The inspiring father and son duo…

Hanalei FoliakiMar 20, 2024
Turntablism has been putting music in a spin for the last 50 years. It’s the way in which sound and music samples have been manipulated by the turn of vinyl. One stand out duo is Cook Island father and son DJ Reminise and DJ K-Swizz, who are blending old-school techniques with new-age beats.

Samoan playwright explores fa’asamoa through his work

Neueli MauafuMar 16, 2024


“There was a longing in me to make something with the essence or something with the framework of fa’asamoa in it because, I believe it is very unique.” When I sat down to have a chat with playwright…

New play pays tribute to Pasifika and Māori staff who…

Gladys HartsonMar 14, 2024
A new play inspired by the Māori and Pasifika staff who worked at Crown Lynn, an iconic Kiwi crockery factory in Auckland, will debut at Te Pou Theatre in May.

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