Tagata Pasifika

The Pacific voice on
New Zealand television

since 1987

Events951 Videos

Cook Islands Firefighters take the Sky Tower Challenge

Eight Cook Islands firefighters travelled from Rarotonga to take part in the Sky Tower Challenge - an event where firefighters from around the world climb its stairs to raise funds for those affected by Leukemia and Blood cancer.

Nora Swann’s Dressed in Confidence

Nora Swann has been running Dressed in Confidence in schools and work spaces for the past four years. DIC is a programme that empowers women to know their self worth and gives them the confidence needed to achieve their goals and live their dream. She recently hosted a fashion show which raised funds for a Dressed in Confidence Wellness Centre to be established in south Auckland in 2020.

Pacific Music Awards 2019

Tagata Pasifika presents highlights of the Pacific Music Awards 2019

Prevention is better than cure

The Government released its first ever Wellbeing Budget today in parliament with a focus on the wellbeing of New Zealanders. “We’re taking mental health seriously, breaking the cycle of child poverty and domestic violence, supporting Māori and Pasifika aspiration, transforming our economy and building a productive nation” Minister of Finance Grant Robertson says. Key investments […]

Canterbury Polyfest mark of healing for Pacific community

It was all on at Christchurch’s most anticipated annual Pacific festival of the year, the Canterbury Polyfest. 17 Canterbury schools took to the stage showcasing some of the best of Pacific culture, what event organisers say is a major part of healing for the community.

Pacific on show at South Pacific Tourism Exchange

The South Pacific Tourism Exchange partnered with Māori Tourism for the first time this week, showcasing close to 100 Pacific and Māori tourism businesses to international buyers and sellers.

Pero Cameron among those recognised in Wellington investitures

New Year's Honours recipients were invested in Wellington this week. Among those recognised was former New Zealand basketball captain Pero Cameron.

Do Good Feel Good – Hackathon

Encouraging young people in South Auckland to talk about social change is the idea behind a programme called 'voice it out" which kicked off this week.

TP+ Threats to marine life bring Pacific community together

Increasing threats to marine life in the Pacific has brought together climate scientists, activists and community leaders from across the region.

TP+ Toloa Awards celebrate Pacific people in STEM

"We need more Pacific Peoples in STEM careers." That's the message from the Minister for Pacific Peoples Aupito William Sio at last week's Toloa Awards.

TP+ Nga Vaka o Kāiga Tapu: Pathways to Wellbeing Fono

The Nga Vaka o Kāiga Tapu: Pathways to Wellbeing fono was held in Auckland last week. Part of the Pasefika Proud campaign which highlights family violence prevention, it was and delivered by Alliance Community Initiatives Trust.

TP+ Pacific Islands News Association (PINA) Leaders Summit 2019

The Pacific Islands News Association (PINA) wrapped up it's leaders summit in Auckland earlier this week. The regional news organisations brought CEOs, producers and managers from around the Pacific to discuss the challenges facing the industry in the islands.