Tagata Pasifika

Tagata Pasifika

Tagata Pasifika is TVNZ's flagship Pacific news show, telling the stories of Pacific Islanders and its community. Made with the support of NZ on Air

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    Saturday 2 Jan

    We look at some of the best community stories we've shared over the past year.

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      In this special episode we pay tribute to the Polynesian Panthers and look at their legacy.

      We hear about a new foundation which will help children in need, and we meet the Tongan man giving his Hawke's Bay community a helping hand.

      We chat to the owner of popular beauty shop Panikeke, and we meet some of the local stars helping to tell the story of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's life.

      We find out how Samoans in New Zealand feel about the dramatic political events happening in their homeland. Plus, we speak with social development minister Carmel Sepuloni.

      We meet 28-year-old Samoan farmer Junior Taulago, we visit a community food bank in Avondale, and we chat to Vince Harder about Popstars.

      We find out about the Cook Islands travel bubble, and we look at a new short film about the racist dawn raids on Pacific Island families in the 1970s.

      We look at the COVID-19 vaccination programme, we celebrate Rotuman Language Week, and we check out live music at the Soul Lounge event in Māngere.

      We speak with people who have had their COVID-19 vaccine, and we meet activist Shaneel Lal.

      We look at the new memorial dedicated to the sacrifice of Pacific Islands veterans, and we meet a Tongan family with a special connection to the Māori Battalion.

      We meet the Samoan chef serving Pacific food at one of Auckland’s top restaurants, and we're live from ASB Polyfest 2021.

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