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Tagata Pasifika - First Episode

Television (Full Length Episode) – 1987

Presented by Niuean broadcaster Foufou Susana Hukui, this first episode of the long-running Pasifika current affairs series includes items on Cook Islands dance, the “Otara flea market”, and NZ work schemes for islanders. Samoan Maligi Elvie presents South Pacific news, while Vainetutai Temaeva-Nicholls covers the Cook Islands. Debuting on 4 April 1987, the TVNZ series broke ground as the first NZ television show to focus on PI stories (earlier show See Here was aimed at both Māori and Pasifika audiences). Researcher Iulia Leilua went on to report for Native Affairs

From culture to commerce ... today we look at a place familiar to many Pacific Islanders: a market, a place where they meet not only to do trade but to socialise.
– Foufou Susana Hukui visits the Otara Markets

Key Cast & Crew

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Maligi Evile

Newsreader

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Foufou Susana Hukui

Presenter

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Michael Evans

Producer

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John Davies (editor)

Editor

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Stephen Chu

Producer's Assistant

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Duncan Young

Designer

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