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Lockdown: Covid puts strain on Pacific families

A survey by the Commission for Financial Capability following lockdown earlier this year found Pacific families were the hardest hit financially. It comes as no surprise to Vaiola Budgeting Service in Māngere, who've managed to save 22 families from mortgagee sales. But in the midst of another lockdown, they fear they won't be able to save everyone. Moana Makapelu Lee has this story.

Labour announces $28.5m Pacific Education Innovation Fund in response to COVID-19

Part of the Labour Government’s Pacific Education Action Plan 2020-2030 was rolled out this week. The $28.5 million Pacific Education Innovation Fund will be spread out over four years.  The new funding will go towards educators, early learning services, schools, tertiary education providers and community groups. “The purpose of the fund is to support comprehensive, […]

Election 2020: Pasifika representation grows in Parliament

As fresh MPs like Cook Islander Teanau Tuiono enter Parliament, outgoing MP Alfred Ngaro says more Pasifika representation is something the whole community can be proud of. Alfred Ngaro was the first Cook Islander to be elected to Parliament in 2011.

Tagata Pasifika Pacific News 11 April 2015

Help is on its way for Tuvalu; PM John Key visits Southern Cross Campus; Calls for extension to the Recognised Seasonal Employer Scheme; Niue’s 6th World Cup Touch Campaign; Exit of Pacific Professional Rugby Players; NRL Roger Tuivasa-Scheck to play for the Warriors

TAGATA PASIFIKA: Pacific News 7 Oct 2017

WATCH this week’s round-up of Pacific News brought to you by Marama T-Pole.

Tagata Pasifika – Pacific News 10 December 2016

Bill English will reclaim the National party top job following John Keys resignation; Watersafe Auckland warning people to wear life jackets; Humans of South Auckland book; Parker takes on Ruez; Here is this week’s Pacific News brought to you by Seinafolava Sanele Chadwick

VPMA16 Finalist: Tree Vaifale

Renowned backing vocalist Tree Vaifale has been named as a finalist in the ‘Best Pacific Female Artist of the Year’ award at the 2016 VPMA’s. Johnson Raela with more…


Four Years after the manslaughter of his son, a Samoan man talks openly about the events which led to this tragedy.