Tagata Pasifika

The Pacific voice on
New Zealand television
since 1987

Tagata Pasifika

The Pacific voice on
New Zealand television
since 1987


Read on with TP+  as we dive into important conversations about the latest NZ news and politics. Engage with the authentic voices and insights from New Zealand stories through vibrant discussions that bridge understanding and meaning.

Talanoa: Pacific perspective on first week in power

Marama T-PoleDec 2, 2023
The new government's been in power for nearly a week and already have an ambitious list of "To-dos" for their first 100 days in power.

Talanoa: ‘An indigenous Ocean’ by Toeolesulusulu Damon Salesa

Marama T-PoleNov 25, 2023
A new book by one of our leading Pacific Islands Academic is due to be launched next month. Called, 'An Indigenous Ocean: Pacific Essays' It's the work of interdisciplinary scholar Toeolesulusulu Damon Salesa, who joins Marama for our Talanoa.

Diplomats from Pacific in Wellington for Asia Pacific Security Innovation…

Gladys HartsonNov 21, 2023
The fifth annual Asia Pacific Security Innovation (APSI) Summit is being held in Wellington for the first time today with international dignitaries and experts attending the event.

Talanoa: Final results not good for National’s Pasifika

Marama T-PoleNov 4, 2023
The final elections results are out and joining Marama T-Pole to discuss them further is Political Commentator Richard Pamatatau.

Talanoa: Challenge for young people to keep the Pasifika language…

Marama T-PoleOct 28, 2023
Kote vaiaho o te gagana Tokelau tenei - It's Tokelau language, bringing the curtain down for the year on our Pasifika language weeks. An initiative spurred by the Ministry for Pacific Peoples to help keep our lea, reo, vagahau alive!


Talanoa (“talk” or “discussion” in Fijian, Samoan and Tongan) is a Pacific Island form of dialogue that brings people together to share opposing views without any predetermined expectations for agreement. It holds significant cultural importance in many Pacific Island communities as a way to share and exchange knowledge, experiences, and perspectives. 

Tagata Pasifika means “people of the Pacific” in the Samoan language.

In New Zealand, there are approximately 380,000 Pasifika people, making up around 8% of the country’s population.

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