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.

Vice Chancellor of Auckland University of Technology wins at Ockham…

Gladys HartsonMay 16, 2024
The winners of this year's Ockham New Zealand Book Awards have been announced. Book awards chair Nicola Legat says this year’s winners fully demonstrate the relevance of books to the issues of our times.

Talanoa: First language week for 2024 kicks off

Marama T-PoleMay 11, 2024
The first of our Pacific Language Weeks for the year starts on Sunday with the Rotuman language.

Talanoa: Teremoana Rapley sets the record straight

Marama T-PoleMay 4, 2024


Teremoana Rapley has been named one of this years Taite Music Award recipients for her contribution to music and advocacy for Pacific artists. Her career began in 1987 with Upper Hutt Posse and later Moana and the Moahunters…

Talanoa: Young boy needs bone marrow donors

Marama T-PoleApr 27, 2024


The family of a 9 year old Rotorua boy are making a desperate plea for Māori and Pasifika bone marrow donors. Te Waarakihi Hooper Felise who is of Māori and Tokelau descent, has Aplastic Anaemia and his only…

Talanoa: Podcasting helps young people deal with stress

Marama T-PoleApr 20, 2024


With increased pressure around school and family in these tough times, many of our young people are feeling the stress and one group that’s helping in South Auckland is the Queen Shirl’e Youth Academy. The afterschool creative arts…


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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