Tagata Pasifika

The Pacific voice on
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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.

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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COMING UP: Tagata Pasifika new look lockdown show

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

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.

Pacific news: Herbs documentary premieres tonight

Herbs: Songs of Freedom premieres tonight as part of the New Zealand International Film Festival.Stay tuned for our story on the Pacific reggae legends next week.

Auckland Mamas sharing the art of tivaevae

Mama Miimetua Tarapu or Aunty Mii has been running tivaevae classes in Auckland for over 10 years. Tivaevae is the art of Pacific quilting practiced by women across Oceania. An art form Tarapu learnt from grandmother, with the help of Mama Memory Kimiora Peu she is sharing it with others keen to learn.

Pacific Island Food Revolution makes its NZ television debut this weekend

Hoping to bring authentic Pasifika cuisine to the small screen and away from white rice and noodles, Kiwi Chef Robert Oliver has created Pacific Island Food Revolution, a brand new reality cooking show filmed in the Pacific. The show launches on TVNZ1, Saturday December 21st, straight after Tagata Pasifika.