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A weekly Pacific magazine programme features New Zealand and regional Pacific news, issues, information and music. This programme is also simulcast domestically on RNZ National.

A weekly Pacific magazine programme features New Zealand and regional Pacific news, issues, information and music. This programme is also simulcast domestically on RNZ National.

Location:

Wellington, New Zealand

Genres:

Local News

Description:

A weekly Pacific magazine programme features New Zealand and regional Pacific news, issues, information and music. This programme is also simulcast domestically on RNZ National.

Language:

English


Episodes

7/14/2020
Pacific news, features, interviews and music.

Tagata of te Moana for 11 July 2020

7/11/2020
Nuclear waste dump in Marshall Islands deemed safe by US government; PNG laws to stop violence against women need enforcement, NGO's; Released Balikpapan Seven member says he will keep speaking out about injustice; Spotlight on Samoa corrections system after one inmate was found to have been kept in jail for nearly five years longer than he should have been; ILO works with unions and employers to support redundant workers in Fiji;New Zealand robotics firm X-craft is trialling an autonomous...

Duration:00:34:46

Tagata o Te Moana for 4 July 2020

7/4/2020
Lives on the line for observers of the lucrative Pacific fishery; a humanitarian crisis emerging in Fiji due to the pandemic; Unlocking the potential for off-field roles for Pasifika in NZ rugby; Fiji govt targets growing drug threat; Canadian company touts seabed as path to green transition; Te Papa appoints first Pasifika head of Pacific/NZ cultures and histories; Bougainville elections could bring fresh impetus to post-referendum process.

Duration:00:31:33

Tagata o Te Moana for 20 June 2020

6/20/2020
Coronavirus setback dampens enthusiasam for a New Zealand travel bubble into the Pacific; NZ covid-19 border slip-up highlights 'unfair' system for Pasifika; The struggle for Marshallese to cope with Covid in the US; Suspension controversy comes to a head at the University of the South Pacific; Fiji's police and the culture of fear under the spotlight; Crucial identity and immigration reckoning for the Cook Islands; Court convicts Papuans for treason after anti-racism protests; Cook Islands...

Duration:00:31:35

Tagata o te Moana for 13 June 2020

6/13/2020
Anger that Australia is in line for a New Zealand travel bubble before the Cook Islands, whose people are New Zealand citizens. Crisis at the University of the South Pacific: A vice-chancellor is suspended, students protest, and governments accuse Fiji of a takeover. A PNG athlete shares her story of domestic violence; The Polynesian Panthers speak on Black Lives matter, and the latest from the race for the Bougainville presidency.

Duration:00:33:08

Tagata o Te Moana for 6 June 2020

6/6/2020
A dire warning from Tuvalu's prime minister, who says that without more international help,some Pacific economies may collapse; We hear about the ordeal faced by two Marshall Islands fisherman who spent 42 days adrift at sea; And, we check in on a wild political week in Papua New Guinea, Bougainville and Fiji - where benches have been shuffled, parties ousted and careers ended.

Duration:00:32:54

Tagata o te Moana for 30 May 2020

5/30/2020
With many Pacific countries having had no cases of Covid-19, just how likely is a travel bubble with New Zealand? Fiji's main opposition is suspended for three months; A raft of constitutional reform bills before Samoa's parliament sparks a backlash; And, both Niue and Kiribati have upcoming elections.

Duration:00:26:26

Tagata o te Moana for 14 March 2020

3/14/2020
This week the threat from Covid-19 came closer to home in the Pacific, with the first confirmed cases reported in French Polynesia; the West Papua National Liberation Army has been launching attacks against the operations of a major gold and copper mine, run by US company Freeport McMoran, in its war against the Indonesian state; the Cook Islands will host its first pride day this weekend, as the country's LGBT community gears up for battle to have homosexuality removed from the Crimes Act;...

Duration:00:31:06

Tagata o te Moana for 7 March 2020

3/6/2020
The Covid-19 global outbreak is hurting economies in the Pacific; New Zealand's government to focus on supporting democracy in Fiji elections; where to next for the American Samoa caucus after Michael Bloomberg's withdrawal from the US Democratic Presidential Candidate race; Maori and Pacific babies bigger but leaner; jailbreaks and disease outbreak reflect dire state of PNG prisons; Solomon Islands launches new guidelines for counsellors moving to curb social media abuse.

Duration:00:31:25

Tagata o te Moana 29 February 2020

2/27/2020
Papua New Guinea's prime minister warns against rushing into the Bougainville independence process; Bougainville's president keeps trying for a third term; The once immovable Gaston Flosse's bid for a political comeback in French Polynesia appears to be over; The latest on coronavirus measures from around the Pacific; Growing concern about drug trafficking, getting more indigenous voices into climate change discussions, And, making tatau safer.

Duration:00:32:15

Tagata o te Moana for 22 February 2020

2/21/2020
Papua New Guinea's prime minister James Marape has embarked on a four-day state visit to New Zealand, saying he wants to elevate the relationship between the two countries; the attack on Manus Island refugees by an angry mob in Port Moresby has raised questions about refugee security in Papua New Guinea; two government MPs in Solomon Islands have lost their seats after being found guilty of bribing voters; the Fijian government has been accused of "wrecking the trade union movement" in the...

Duration:00:31:03

Tagata o te Moana for 15 February 2020

2/14/2020
PNG gun buyback proposal not the answer, says former army head; How will RNZ youth proposal impact Pacific Media Network?; Indonesia urged to allow probe into displaced Papuans; Vote buying and cross-border registrations mar Solomons 2019 election - ANU; Fijian student happy to be out of Wuhan; Pacific criminalisation of homosexuality decried in NZ; EU to strengthen Pacific's fight against climate change.

Duration:00:31:44

Tagata o te Moana for Sat 8 Feb 2020

2/7/2020
A fortnight on from Cyclone Tino, Tuvalu's still reeling. Half the population has been affected, its government says, while in Niue, businesses are struggling without the island's only wharf; As the Wuhan coronavirus spreads further, Pacific countries take extra steps to tighten their borders; 7000 plaintiffs in Papua New Guinea plan to sue a mining company for billions; A health provider tackles social isolation in Christchurch's Pacific community; A new theatre production in Auckland hopes...

Duration:00:32:41

Tagata o te Moana for 1 February 2020

1/31/2020
Samoa's preventative measures against the new coronavirus outbreak is affecting travellers; Papua New Guinea has again maintained its position as the most corrupt country in the Pacific according to last year's global rating; Bougainvilleans hold high expectations for independence after the referendum; Drug-related domestic violence is on the rise in Tonga; And new tech will bring Tsunami detection times down from hours to minutes in the SW Pacific;Environmentalists in the Cook Islands...

Duration:00:32:04

Tagata o te Moana for 25 January 2020

1/23/2020
The Marshall Islands health system struggles to cope with the country's worst-ever dengue outbreak; Samoa's measles crisis wanes, but questions remained unanswered; PNG defends itself from a damning human rights report; A noted Cook Island environmentalist sets up a new foundation; A Tongan scientist looks to boost Pasifika interest in STEM subjects; We celebrate 30 years broadcasting to the Pacific.

Duration:00:32:08

Tagata o te Moana for 21 December 2019

12/20/2019
Pacific countries and climate activists are calling for an overhaul of how the world tackles climate change, after this month's round of UN negotiations ended in failure; Papua New Guinea's government has made a strong pitch of commitment to Bougainville's future following the autonomous region's historic independence vote; Samoa was warned about the threat of measles as early as March, and urged to immunise its population; a group of political protestors on Nauru, convicted on offences...

Duration:00:32:12

Tagata o te Moana for 14 December 2019

12/13/2019
Samoa's Government has updated the death toll from the measles epidemic as of Friday was 72; Papua New Guinea's government is appealing to the public for patience to allow time to process Bougainville's overwhelming vote for independence; this year's climate talks in Spain come amidst the global wave of protests by young people that have swept the world; the last of the group of Nauru anti government protestors, charged over a protest more than four years ago, have been convicted and...

Duration:00:30:02

Tagata o te Moana for 7 December 2019

12/5/2019
Samoa's prime minister Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi says around 40,000 jabs had been administered during the two day national shutdown for the government's mass vaccination programme; In New Zealand, leaders from Dunedin's Samoan community have met with management of the local paper to express the hurt and harm caused by a cartoon making light of the Samoa measles epidemic; As Samoa struggles to get on top of its measles outbreak, the threat is rising around the Pacific; Polling has...

Duration:00:31:58

Tagata o te Moana for 30 November 2019

11/29/2019
Samoa continues to grapple with the measles as the death toll rises; Bougainville gets into nation-building mode; The son of the late Tongan Prime Minister 'Akilisi Pohiva is now an MP; The UN is to discuss corporate human rights abuses in the Pacific; France again faces huge compensation demands over its Pacific nuclear tests; NZ strengthens Pacific relations through parliamentary forum; NZ launches a Pacific language innovation fund, An 11 year old boy is reduced to tears after being...

Duration:00:32:18

Tagata o te Moana for 23 November 2019

11/22/2019
The caretaker president of the Marshall Islands says it's unconscionable that the United States kept secret key information about its nuclear tests for decades; As Bougainville holds its self-determination referendum, the mine that sparked its bloody civil war is seen as the key to potential independence from Papua New Guinea; A fundraiser has been launched in New Zealand to help families affected by the measles epidemic; Vanuatu's government is backtracking on a controversial immigration...

Duration:00:32:14