Tagata Pasifika

The Pacific voice on
New Zealand television

since 1987

Young athletes still waiting for community sports to kick off

While the first of New Zealand’s professional sports teams The Warriors start their season in Australia tonight, local community sports clubs are still waiting for the green light to play. While it’s unclear how long the country will be under its current Covid-19 restrictions, young athletes are patiently waiting for their return back to club sport.

Elle Temu soars in lockdown training

Cook Islander Elle Temu is earmarked as a player to watch out for when the ANZ Premiership resumes later this year. The Central Pulse Defender has been training alongside her partner and Warriors player Isaiah Papali'i during lockdown, a move that's seen her get fitter. Johnson Raela with this story.

Pacific rugby players open up about mental health struggles

Pacific Rugby Players Welfare have released the third episode in their ‘Oceans Apart’ series, this time with a lens on mental health. Mental Health – Oceans Apart Series #3 features former All Black Ben Atiga, former Fiji 7s Coach Benjamin Ryan, former Fiji Rugby Captain Netani Talei and former Fiji Rugby Hooker Sunia Koto, with […]

Lockdown: Joseph Parker recreates The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Heavyweight boxer Joseph Parker is back with his latest lockdown video - 'The Rocky Horror Picture at Joe's'.Featuring a few of his famous friends showing their Time Warp dance moves including All Blacks flanker Ardie Savea, Kiwis league playmaker Shaun Johnson, World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and his netball star wife Kayla Johnson.Too good!

Former NRL star Sione Faumuinā creates ‘Athlete Empire’

After working with and mentoring many of New Zealand's finest athletes, Sione Faumuinā realised their stories and experiences held a wealth of knowledge. He's created Athlete Empire, an online platform full of motivational and educational content from Kiwi sporting superstars. With the Covid-19 outbreak, Sione believes "there will be a big shift to virtual workspaces and digital online learning".

Pasifika representation in NZDF Invictus Games team

Three Pacific Islanders are a part of the New Zealand Defence Force team that will compete at the 2020 Invictus Games in the Netherlands this year. Johnson Raela caught up with the team at a recent training camp in Wellington.

Samoan weightlifters aiming for Olympic glory

Over the last decade, Samoan weightlifters have been making their mark on the global stage. Now with the Tokyo olympics fast approaching, they're hoping to not only qualify but bring home gold.

TP+: Super Middleweight Mose Auimatagi Jnr within striking distance of boxing deal

Samoan boxer Mose Auimatagi Jnr will look to continue his rise to the top ranks of the super middleweight division when he takes on Belgian Ilias Achergui tomorrow in Melbourne. According to coach Grant Arkell the bout could lead to a deal with boxing promoter Dean Lonergan who’s keen to give the up-and-comer more exposure […]

Samoa launches the inaugural World Nines Confederation Cup Tournament in Apia

The Inaugural World Nines Confederation Cup (WNCC) Tournament was officially launched in Apia earlier today. In launching the event, Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi acknowledged the many benefits that Samoa stands to reap from the upcoming tournament. “The magnitude of the World Nines tournament is the first of its kind in rugby league to be […]