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Tagata o te Moana

RNZ New Zealand

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

7/27/2021
Pacific news, features, interviews and music.

Tagata o te Moana for 17 July 2021

7/11/2021
Fiji's health system is starting to crack under the pressure of an escalating Covid-19 crisis, Samoa Court of Appeal holding urgent hearing on multiple defied rulings to convene parliament;Vanuatu's prime minister Bob Loughman and 18 other government MPs have lost an important appeal case; Workers rights advocates in Fiji have labelled the government's Covid-19 response as being "more of a fire brigade approach"; We speak with the secretary general of the Pacific Islands Forum about regional...

Duration:00:32:30

Tagata o te Moana for 10 July 2021

7/10/2021
Concern in Fiji as Covid deaths accelerate; New Caledonia has elected its first pro-independence Kanak president; We hear concerns from some ordinary Samoan citizens tired of the political crisis there; Bougainville and Papua New Guinea andvance their independence referendum negotiations; NZ's healthcare system racist towards Pasifika - Report; Pacific banking network shrinking at twice the global rate.

Duration:00:33:47

Tagata o te Moana for 3 July 2021

7/3/2021
A Samoan academic in New Zealand says despite the caretaker prime minister's defiance, Samoa's political impasse will most likely be resolved next week; It's week 12 of the Samoa political crisis and, and in the latest development MPs are resigning from their seats to force by-elections; Fijians have been warned that unless more of them take the risks of the Covid-19 pandemic seriously, many more deaths will occur; The Deep Sea Conservation Coalition is calling on Pacific Island leaders to...

Duration:00:28:38

Tagata O Te Moana for 19 June 2021

6/19/2021
Pasifika high school students report the worst housing deprivation in the country; There's growing suspicion in Fiji that a number of recent deaths caused by Covid-19, have not been officially counted by the health authorities; Creative New Zealand's latest research shows positive attitudes towards the arts have hit an all-time-high; A Niuean church elder has shared his horrid experience in state care this week with the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care; Health authorities in...

Duration:00:33:32

Tagata O Te Moana for 15 May 2021

5/15/2021
NZ urged to cut defense ties with Indonesia; Questions raised about RSE scheme as more workers approved; Valuing the wealth of PNG's natural environment; Solomons passport renewal service opens in New Zealand; Pacific economies forecast to head back into growth; Rotumans mark 140 years of language and culture.

Duration:00:33:28

Tagata o te Moana for 8 May 2021

5/8/2021
We check in on the court battles in Samoa's fraught political standoff with a new election on the cards; Concerns in Papua New Guinea that an increase in sorcery accusations may be linked to Covid-19 deaths; Cook Islands travel bubble with New Zealand to open this month;Warnings over Jakarta's move to classify Papuan independence fighters as terrorists; Greenpeace says the New Zealand government should step in and stop its dairy industry from using Palm Oil Kernel Expeller as a supplementary...

Duration:00:33:02

Tagata o te Moana for 1 May 2021

5/1/2021
Doctors in Papua New Guinea say the Covid-19 situation there is only getting worse; The UN children's agency warns the situation in Timor-Leste is dire as the government struggles to cope with the impacts of the recent floods and Covid-19; The leader of the Fa'atuatua i le Atua Samoa ua Tasi, or FAST party, in Samoa, expects a decision from the Supreme court by next Friday on the issue of the sixth woman MP; Human rights activists in Papua fear indigenous civilians will bear the brunt of any...

Duration:00:33:02

Tagata O Te Moana for 17 April 2021

4/17/2021
Controversial legislation only the tip of the iceberg in Samoan election;Pacific countries press ahead with AstraZeneca rollout; New Caledonia to hold third independence referendum; PNG goes with the devil it knows over large gold mine; Pacific rugby players lining up for Fijian Drua and Moana Pasifika teams; Government announces new funding for Pasifika Mental health services; Pacific Trust proposing new location for multi-purpose Pacific venue.

Duration:00:33:23

Tagata O Te Moana for 13 March 2021

3/12/2021
PNG approves vaccine as it struggles to contain Covid-19; Warning against Draft Bill turning Fiji into police state; Tuvalu govt seeking financial immortality on the blockchain; Concerns are raised about changes to policy for having Tongan language in schools; Vale nickel plant in New Caledonia expected to reopen soon; Norfolk Islanders urge Scott Morrison to restore their autonomy;Auckland's heritage to be honoured at arts festival.

Duration:00:31:55

Tagata o te Moana for 6 March 2021

3/5/2021
Samoa opposition MP calls Prime minister's accusations of treason an election ploy; New claims of sexual abuse by the clergy surface in Fiji;We hear of Pasifika communities contribution to fighting Covid-19, one year on;Aust frees more refugees but they have a tough roade ahead; Entrepreneurship flourishing in Fiji amid pandemic; Sebastien Lecornu says France stands ready for a new accord in New Caledonia; Marshall Islands is leading the region's Covid-19 vaccination roll out.

Duration:00:35:24

Tagata o te Moana for 27 February 2021

2/26/2021
PNG mourns the passing of 'founding father' Sir Michael Somare; Still no consensus on presidential candidate in New Caledonia; What next for Pacific regionalism?; Marshallese adults likely to be vaccinated by end of June;Fiji worried extended border closures could affect its boating tourism lifeline;One in four Pasifika children living in households experiencing material hardship;Bougainville MP wants to re-awaken community innovation; Player welfare front of mind for PNG Hunters.

Duration:00:32:39

Tagata o te Moana for 20 February 2021

2/19/2021
Change in New Caledonia government brings hope to Kanak people; Samoa govt accused of negligence ahead of lethal 2019 measles outbreak; Fiji AG accuses deported vice chancellor of breaching work permit; World warned of nutrition crisis: Pacific children hardest-hit; Fiji urges one-way travel bubble with NZ, Aust; Deepsea mining interests move fast on slow-evolving Pacific ecosystem; Tongan community group hope Te Papa exihibition inspired others.

Duration:00:32:37

Tagata o te Moana for 13 February 2021

2/12/2021
Palau president says Micronesian exit from Forum a wake up call for the Pacific;Forum split could hurt Pacific's global leadership on climate and oceans;Samoa's prime minister has gone public with his desire to re-home the University of the South Pacific;Ocean scientists say the importance of providing Pacific governments with accurate data about the potential impacts of deep sea mining cannot be underestimated;Uncertainty has increased in New Caledonia where the government has collapsed...

Duration:00:30:58

Tagata o te Moana for 6 February 2021

2/5/2021
Palau's president says it is preparing to leave the Pacific Islands Forum; Deported vice-chancellor of regional university says he is still in charge; Tonga passes on New Zealand seasonal work scheme; Digicel's Pacific telecommunications portfolio reportedly poised for sale; A Judge calls for more action on alcohol abuse in Samoa;Amnesty challenges Nauru to walk the talk on human rights situation;New research looks at enhancing sexual education for Pacific communities.

Duration:00:33:40

Tagata o te Moana 30 January 2021

1/29/2021
US Pacific states and territories leading vaccination roll-out; Pasifika nous to be tapped for NZ vaccination rollout;Pressure building in New Caledonia as nickel crisis continues AND New research looks at climate change impacts on Pacific urbanisation.

Duration:00:31:33

Tagata o te Moana for 19 December 2020

12/18/2020
A special edition of Tagata o te Moana taking stock of the damage in Fiji caused by Tropical Cyclone Yasa; Much of Samoa is cleaning up after days of intense rainfall caused widespread flooding; PNG prime ministers survives leadership challenge; Pacific leaders call out Australia's lack of ambition over urgent climate action; Six line up to chase Bougainville regional seat in PNG parliament; Pacific digestive health training continues despite Covid-19 restrictions; Solomons appoints first...

Duration:00:39:50

Tagata o te Moana for 12 December 2020

12/11/2020
A leadership showdown is looming in Papua New Guinea with the opposition calling for the PM's resignation;Fiji opposition still reeling from Rabuka's sudden exit from parliament;Tonga is also experiencing some political strife with a no confidence motion in the offing;Australia's high court overules the government's attempt to limit refugees access to the court system;West Papua independence movement is being tested from within;Tuna stocks in the Eastern Pacific are facing an unprecedented...

Duration:00:33:06

Tagata o te Moana for 5 December 2020

12/4/2020
Ava ceremony offers glimpse at aspirations of NZ's Pasifika MPs; A call for Pasifika victims of abuse to seek Royal Commission of Inquiry; Several of the Pacific region still contending with concerning covid-19 figures; UN disturbed by violence in West Papua; NZ opens up pathway for trial shipments of Tongan watermelon; Cook Islanders walk around Rarotonga to promote healthy lifestyle; PNG Supreme Court to decide on political standoff; Lack of awareness, stigma hinder HIV fight in Pacific;...

Duration:00:32:49

Tagata o te Moana for 28 November 2020

11/27/2020
Scramble for covid vaccine access - how will Pacific countries fare?; Samoa registers a covid-19 case while Guam's high number of infections continues to rise; Isolated Pitcairn not immune from Covid effect; PNG political wrestle thrust into uncertainty as MPs test positive; Staff suspended amid claims of child abuse at prominent Fiji school; RSE workers will be guaranteed a living wage in new border exemption; Pasifika and Maori falling through gaps in NZ Basketball; Virtural Museum aims to...

Duration:00:31:57