Tagata Pasifika

The Pacific voice on
New Zealand television

since 1987

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 […]

TP+ Jane Nicholas to represent the Cook Islands in canoe slalom at the Olympics

Jane Nicholas is the third of her siblings to represent the Cook Islands in canoe slalom at the Olympics, and although elder sister Ella won’t be competing this year, the two-time Olympian is on hand helping with training at the Vector Wero Whitewater Park in Manukau, for Tokyo later this year.

TP+ Meet 13-year-old Jiu Jitsu champion Desire Talia Pologa

Competing around New Zealand and overseas, Desire Talia Pologa has been training and competing in Jiu Jitsu for 7 years - and she's not afraid to take on the boys on the mat.

Junior golfers compete in Samoa High Commission fundraising tournament

Release: Wellington Samoa Golf Academcy Inc The SHC Annual Fundraising Golf Tournament for this year was again held at the Shandon Golf Course in Lower Hutt, Wellington last month. The day started with the beginners and younger Junior golfers group playing 9 and 6 holes. There were more than 20 young players who thoroughly enjoyed […]