Tagata Pasifika

The Pacific voice on
New Zealand television
since 1987

Tagata Pasifika

The Pacific voice on
New Zealand television
since 1987

The Best of Pasifika Social Media – Week 5

We’re checking out this week’s list of most entertaining Pasifika content – lessssgoooo!


Another exercise-related challenge with many using it as a chance to bring awareness to PTSD, depression, stress and anxiety. Athlete Valerie Adams took on the challenge in true Tik Tok style, incorporating some swish dance moves to her set. Wish we looked this good doing push-ups. ?

@valeriekadamsMore ##pushupschallenge cause it was pet of training ? ##foryou♬ Hit Yo Rollie – ハハハハハ


Laugh with Pak has built a following via Instagram and Tik Tok. Based in the States, this Tongan comedian bases much of his humour on the Pasifika experience. So even if you haven’t heard of him, you’re bound to relate to many of his comedic videos like the one below… everyone knows one parent who believes their kid is bound for priesthood or pastor life. ?


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When your parents have other plans for your future… #Wehh #PolynesianStruggles #PateleKiai #GrowingOutTheStache

A post shared by Pak? (@laughwithpak) on


Speaking of Pastors, we’ve enjoyed a good old-fashioned church feed at one time or another, but do you think the Pastor would appreciate his church members skipping the sermon but showing up for kai time? ?

@ekuigiWhen the pastor has had enough ? ##foryoupage ##fyp ##church ##poly ##meme ##samoan♬ original sound – ekuigi


When community demand for Pacific arts and theatre became high, The Pacific Island Creative Arts Australia (PICAA) was established in 2016 to meet this demand. Using music from Australia’s first Pacific musical Rehavaiki, the theatre company recently posted this Poly Life Parody video to Tik Tok. Can you relate? ??

@picaa_incCan you relate? ? ##fyp Music composed by Rita Seumanutafa from Australia’s 1st Pasefika Musical ‘Rehavaiki’ Directed by @polyroyaltee By Picaa_inc♬ original sound – picaa_inc


Fijian Tik Tok user @5c_mahi threw it back to 2004 uploading this classic Bro’Town scene online. It’ll have you laughing so hard “till you cryyyy from your eyeeesss”.

@5c_mahiYep all typical islander wud understand ????##tiktokfiji ##polynesian ##polypride ##fyp♬ Mum – lee_curtis15


Cook Island netball player Elle Temu has officially converted her driveway into a DJ stage – imagine if they DJ’d a whole set for their neighbours? ? As a ‘player to watch’, Elle will feature on this week’s episode of Tagata Pasifika! Tune in at 9:30am TV1 this Saturday!

@ellet98DAY 31 and our driveway is now a DJ stage ##djathome ##fyp w/@isaiah_papalii♬ Glad You Came – The Wanted


A couple of weeks ago we saw social media personalities Torell Tafa, Johnny Tuivasa-Sheck, Franz Liu and others take part in the #TransitionChallenge, a digital war between Pasifika creatives to see who could create the most entertaining and complex editing transitions in one video. Director Samson Rambo threw his hat into the ring and he may have just won the whole dang challenge! (WARNING: explicit language)


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I born from Samoa ?? No way you can take ME ????‍♂️?

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