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Sons – Victor Rodgers’ Play About Afakasi Identity

The Auckland Theatre Company is set for a performance of award winning play, Sons, written by Samoan playright Victor Rodger. It’s a work that looks at the struggle of afakasi, half-cast Pacific Islanders. Karima Fai’ai reports.

Nicholas Siblings to Rio

It’s one thing to qualifying for the Olympics, it’s another to have your sibling qualify in the same sport too. That’s the case of the Nicholas siblings. Ella and Bryden are both competing in canoe slalom for the Cook Islands at Rio, and their younger sister is not too far behind. Alistar Kata with more…

Two Pacific Names Representing NZ at Junior Rowing World Champs

Polynesian faces are hard to come by in the sport of rowing but the NZ Junior squad heading to the world champs this year features not one but two Pacific faces.

Jonah Lomu

Rugby Legend and Sevens Ambassador Jonah Lomu talks to Seinafolava Sanele Chadwick about the Sevens and some advice for those wanting Rugby as a career.

Half Iron comes to Samoa

A huge number of Pasifika people star in the sports arena around the world…For the first time this year one of the biggest competitive sports in the world – the Half Iron challenge goes to the tropics of Samoa.

All Blacks player Ma’a Nonu interview

All Blacks player Ma’a Nonu interview Tagata Pasifika TVNZ 13 Oct 2011 – For the All Blacks to do well, senior players will again have to step up and one of those who’se been doing the damage so far has been in-form midfielder Ma’a Nonu. Just before the tournament, we spoke with Ma’a about the […]

Puataunofo Come Home Safely Programme tackling health and safety in manufacturing industry

Puataunofo Come Home Safely Programme tackling health and safety in manufacturing industry – We highlight the Puatonofo Come Home Safely Programme — an effort to lower the very Pacific Island Workplace Accident Rates. Tagata Pasifika 10 may 2012

NRL Rugby League finals 2011

NRL Rugby League finals 2011 Tagata Pasifika TVNZ 6 Oct 2011 – Rugby League – A weekend that promised so much for NZ Rugby League with 3 Teams making Grand Finals.

Samoan Womens Cricket team off to Japan Tagata Pasifika TVNZ 6 May 2010

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