Tagata Pasifika

The Pacific voice on
New Zealand television

since 1987

TP+ Summer Series10 Videos

TP+ Ep 10: Trades vs Professions

Tradies vs professionals – which would you rather be? Business director Jerome Mika, youth worker and former scaffolder Matalena O’Mara and engineering CEO Saia Latu have their say in this week's panel.

TP+ Ep 9: Pacific body image

This week our panel delve into Pacific body image - is there an ideal Pacific body type? Alistar Kata and John Pulu chat to Health & Fitness star Dave ‘Brown Buttabean’ Letele, Auckland Councillor Josephine Bartley and Fashion Designer Beau Takapu.

TP+ Ep 8: Is it too hard to live in Auckland?

Is it too hard to live in Auckland? Alistar Kata and John Pulu discuss with our guest panel, youth leader Asena Tolungamaka, journalist & real estate agent Seinafolava Sanele Chadwick and broadcaster Tofilau Yolande Ah Chong. #summerseries

TP+ Ep 7: The State of Pacific Music

What kind of future is there for Pacific Music? Star Kata and John Pulu get the lowdown from our guest music panel - Nainz Tupai, music mentor and one-half of legendary duo Adeaze, singer and entertainer extraordinaire Lavina Williams and Apia-born rapper Ventry Parker aka Poetik.

TP+ Ep 6: Can Pacific people have it all?

Career, health, family – can we as Pacific people have it all? Alistar Kata and John Pulu chat with Jody Jackson-Becerra, Jerome Mika and Agnes Loheni in this week’s panel discussion.

TP+ Ep 5: What makes us Pacific Islanders?

What makes us 'Pacific Islanders'? Alistar Kata and John Pulu discuss Pasifika identity with Fijian influencer Malcolm Andrews, Samoan poet Grace Taylor and Auckland Councillor Fa’anana Efeso Collins.

TP+ Ep 4: Are we taking the fun out of sport?

Are we taking the fun out of sport? Long Drive Golf World Champion Phillis Meti, rugby coach and former All Black Pita Alatini and NZ Warriors player Lorina Papali’i join hosts Star Kata and John Pulu for this week's sports panel.

TP+ EP 3: Social Media

Is social media taking over our lives? In Episode 3 of our summer series panel discussion, Alistar Kata and John Pulu chat all things social media with social media detoxer Loleta Savaka, Cougar Boys member Torrell and vlogger Isoa Kavakimotu.

TP+ EP 2: Beauty Pageants

TP+ Tagata Pasifika Summer Series Ep 2: Beauty Pageants. Hosts Alistar Kata and John Pulu chat to former Miss South Pacific Joyana Finch, former Miss Samoa Sherry Lunjevich and artist Sara-Jane Elika.

TP+ EP 1: Dating in the 21st century

TP+ Tagata Pasifika’s new Summer Series hosted by John Pulu and Alistar Kata! In our first episode we discuss dating in the 21st century with guests Johnson Raela, Lavinia Uhila and Josephine Bartley.