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Tagata Pasifika

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Country of origin  New Zealand
Original network  TV One
Language  English
Running time  30 minutes
First episode date  1987
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Presented by  John Pulu Marama T-Pole Seinafolava Sanele Chadwick
Executive producer(s)  Taualeo'o Stephen Stehlin
Producer(s)  Ngaire Fuata John Utanga
Genres  Current affairs, Talk show
Similar  Te Karere, bro'Town, Shortland Street, Fair Go, Sunday

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Tagata Pasifika is an English language New Zealand programme which screens on TVNZ's TV ONE and on Māori Television. This programme is made to specifically meet the niche market of New Zealand's Pacific Islander population.


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Tagata Pasifika features current events from both New Zealand and Polynesia. The show features report coverage of Pacific Island cultural events such as the annual Pasifika festival along with arts and profiles.

TAGATA PASIFIKA was first coined in the mid 1980s as a reference to people with genealogical connections to islands within Melanesia, Polynesia, Micronesia, French Polynesia and all others scattered throughout the Pacific Ocean but had chosen to live in Aotearoa New Zealand and identified Aotearoa New Zealand as their home base. There has been some dispute over the correct spelling of Pasifika, sometimes spelt Pasefika, Pacifica, Pacifika. TAGATA PASIFIKA is generally accepted as correct and publicly reinforced by the Television New Zealand programme now also known by the same name but was previously spelt TANGATA PASIFIKA.


  • John Utanga (Cook Islander)
  • Tagaloatele Osone Okesene (Samoan Niuean)
  • Sandra Kailahi (Tongan)
  • Marama T-Pole (Tuvaluan)
  • John Pulu (Tongan)
  • Soana K-Aholelei (Tongan)
  • Karima Fai'ai (Samoan)
  • Seinafolava Sanele Chadwick (Samoan)
  • References

    Tagata Pasifika Wikipedia