Tagata Pasifika The Pacific voice on New Zealand television since 1987

Tokelauan logger hopes to lure more Pasifika into forestry

Taupo local Founuku Iona is carrying on the legacy of his Tokelauan predecessors who migrated to the Waikato during the 1960s and worked in forestry. Now he's hoping other Pacific people will follow suit.

Workers protest outside Temperzone Factory

This week workers from Temperzone manufacturing plant in Māngere have been picketing outside of their workplace on Tidal Rd. 275 Times visited the protest on Wednesday and talked to employees about their concerns.

The Covid-19 impact on Tongan overstayers in New Zealand

The Covid-19 pandemic forced us to stay home to save lives. Most Kiwis got help from the Government, but there were some who missed out. These people are overstayers, in New Zealand illegally and unable to access help. As John Pulu reports, one Tongan community leader has made it his mission to help them out.

South Auckland student’s trip to Antarctica ends in quarantine before long journey home

17-year-old A’aifou Potemani got to kayak amongst wildlife in Antarctica when he and eight other young people were selected for the Antarctic Heritage Trust’s Inspiring Explorers' Expedition. But as New Zealand went into lockdown, A'aifou and his group had to find other ways of getting home.