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‘Champions of the Pacific’, the new sports show coming to RNZ Pacific

Hosted by RNZ Pacific Sports Journalist Talei Anderson and News Editor Koro Vaka’uta, Champions of the Pacific is an apt name for the new sports show gracing Aotearoa’s airwaves this week. Featuring in-depth interviews with athletes and prominent members from the Pasifika sports community, Champions of the Pacific will broadcast once a week. For Vaka’uta, […]

‘Ikale Tahi Build to RWC 2015

Last weekend’s Pacific Barbarians game is part of the fundraising and team build up to next year’s Rugby World Cup. Their development and build up is hampered somewhat by the lack of tough games, even tests against Tier 1 nations. They hope to have more games between now and RWC 2015

‘Mau and the Visitor’ play, runs for a second season

‘Mau and the Visitor’ play, runs for a second season Playwright Pulotu Canada McCarthy has assembled an 11-strong cast for the second season of his play “Mau and the Visitor.” The show depicts one of Samoa’s darkest days in history, the killing of Tupua Tamasese Lealofi III.

‘Samoan Huskies’ look to make waves in the NZNBL

The New Zealand Basketball League has thrown its hat into the mix of sports leagues to restart since the Covid-19 lockdown. We caught up with the new Auckland franchise, who have a strong Samoan connection…

11 Pacific players named in All Blacks squad for the Rugby World Cup

10 players of Pacific descent will be donning the All Blacks jersey for the Rugby World Cup in Japan next month.

14-year-old Runner Bhakti Patel on Namaste New Zealand

Bhakti Patel had a stroke when she was only 17 months old, but that doesn't stop her from achieving on the athletics field. With help from her friends, family, and coaches she wishes to one day compete professionally and to overcome any obstacle life has for her. Namaste New Zealand was made with help from NZ On Air

14th Pacific Games and the closing ceremony 2011

14th Pacific Games and the closing ceremony 2011 Tagata Pasifika TVNZ 15 Sept 2011 – 14th Pacific Games – more sporting highlights from the 27 sporting codes being contested at the 2011 14th Pacific Games and the closing ceremony.