Tagata Pasifika

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Celebrating Rotuman Language Week 2020 online

Communities from Rotuma and across the world have been celebrating Rotuman Language Week differently this year due to Covid-19. John Pulu spoke to the Deputy Chair of the Auckland Rotuman Fellowship Group Inc (ARFGI), Jioji Vai, to hear how they're keeping the language alive online. #Talanoa

Rotuman language classes in Covid-19

Rotuman Language Week kicks off on Sunday, and its the first of the Pacific language weeks for the year. However, with the community unable to meet, language weeks for Rotuma and other communities will have a different flavour this year. Marama T-Pole went to meet one Auckland Rotuman family who are proud of their Rotuman heritage and trying to keep the language strong.

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.

TP+ Auckland Libraries launches its first Pacific heritage exhibition

The Auckland Libraries Talanoa Facebook page is giving Pacific communities a chance to see, engage and add their knowledge to the Auckland Libraries Pasifika taonga posted online. The taonga have been collated into the libraries' first Pacific heritage exhibition, Waitui Ātea, which launches today.

Pacific culture helping new migrants

The Polynesian Experience, or Poly-X, is a new tourism offering in New Zealand. As John Pulu reports, Poly X was birthed out of a need to help Pacific migrants settle in Aotearoa.

LIVE at Christchurch Polyfest 2020

The Coronavirus may have shut down Pasifika Day in Auckland, but it hasn't impacted on the Canterbury Polyfest schools festival in Christchurch. We spoke to reporter Anauli Karima Fai’ai live from the garden city.

TP+: PolyX launches at SkyCity Theatre

The Polynesian Experience, or Poly X, is Auckland's newest tourist offering. A celebration of the Pacific, Poly X showcases Pacific culture through dance, cuisine and culture.

TP+ Forum highlights the future for Cook Islanders in New Zealand

Cook Island leaders from around New Zealand gathered in Auckland last week for the 2020 Cook Islands Aotearoa National Forum.The forum saw representatives from the health, education and arts sectors share their ideas on a shared strategy for the future of the Cook Islands community in New Zealand.

2019 YEAR IN REVIEW: Part 3 of 3

As we gear up for the year 2020, we look back at the year that was in New Zealand and across the Pacific.Director: Anauli Karima Fai'ai #TagataPasifika #YearInReview