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Beatrice Faumuina heads the BEST leadership academy

Beatrice Faumuina heads the BEST leadership academy Tagata Pasifika TVNZ 29 Sept 2011 – Former world discus, and commonwealth champion Beatrice Faumuina retired from the world of athletics last year. She now heads the Best leadership academy and some of her students include other high profile athletes.

Population in Niue decreasing…

Depopulation has been a major concern for the tiny island…there are over 20,000 Niueans now living in New Zealand compared to around 1500 people who remain on the rock. (Updated version)

Jessica Asi – 19 Year Old Champion Weightlifter

Weightlifting is becoming more popular with Pasifika women

TAGATA PASIFIKA: Water Safety on the Kaipara Harbour

A Water Safety initiative aimed at Pacific people is slowly gaining momentum as it provides a more hands on approach to water safety. Toutai Lelei began late last year following the tragic death of 7 pacific men onboard the doomed Francie when it capsized trying to cross the Kaipara sandbar in November. Two Tongan men […]

Talanoa – Pasifika Education Centre funding cuts

The Pasifika Education Centre has been in operation for over 30 years helping foster Pacific languages in Education, yet the Centre has recently had it’s funding cut from the Government, and we find out how this will effect it’s use in the long run.

Mana Dave

Pasifika people love their hair and the person in this story he loves hair hes worked in the industry for over 15 years. John Pulu let his hair down and went along to meet the man with the scissors

Pre-budget announcements 2018

The Government’s pre-budget announcements have seen significant funding boosts in foreign aid, family violence services and homelessness.

TP+: David Liti breaks national records

Current commonwealth champ David Liti smashed all three of his National Weightlifting records at the 2019 North Island Championships yesterday in Auckland. The new records put him in good stead ahead of the Oceania and Commonwealth Championships in July, and bring him one step closer to his 2020 Tokyo Olympics dream. RECORDS: Snatch: 180kgs Clean […]