Tagata Pasifika

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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 […]

South Auckland junior rugby team ready to take on Europe

The Papatoetoe Ravens is a Manukau-based junior rugby team who have been invited to tour England, Wales and France next year in what will be a NZ junior rugby first in collaboration with Global Games NZ & Global Games France.Between rugby matches, the Ravens will also get to experience a cultural exchange with a French school, visit Twickenham Stadium and a day trip to war memorial sites in Lille.You can donate to the Papatoetoe Ravens U12R French Rugby Tour here: https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/papatoetoe-ravens-u12r-2020-french-rugby-tour

TP+ The Pasifika Chess Champions of Hillsborough Primary School

Po'e-tofaeono siblings Tyleah (11), Hunter (10) and Grayson (8) stumbled into the game of chess by chance. Two years later, the trio are set to compete for the first time in the Australasian National Chess finals in Melbourne next month.

The current state of Pacific Rugby League

With the Cook Islands qualifying for the World Cup, Tongan victories over two Tier 1 nations, and Papua New Guinea sending the Lions packing 0-4, Tagata Pasifika’s Nayte Mataia-Davidson ponders the future of Rugby League in the Pacific in the lead up to the Rugby League World Cup 2021. What becomes of the Tier 2 […]

Meet the founder of USO Bike Ride, Chris Te’o | SunPix Awards 2019

Meet Ministry For Pacific Peoples Community Leadership Award Winner Chris Te'o. Chris is the founder of USO Bike Ride, an organisation that uses cycling to raise cancer awareness in the Māori and Pacific communities, and set up the Bikes in Schools Programme for children in Porirua.#SunPixAwards2019