A new era in Tongan broadcasting, this is a talk show that focuses on community successes and debating issues from every angle relevant to Tongan wellbeing. Four mornings a week, the two hour programmes canvas current affairs of concern to Tongans and air in-depth interviews with Tongan figureheads, academics and successful Tongans from all walks of life. Live studio phone 64.9.815.8100
The Kahoa Tauleva Trust seeks to support the well-being of the Tongan community with information on employment, money management, wealth creation, housing, physical and spiritual health. You’ll hear interviews with experts and discussions on current and topical issues and get a chance to talkback with the hosts who’ll also share devotional time with listeners.
Family is the focus of this programme with two public health workers who explore relationship, policies and laws, parenting and family structures in a modern society. Kainga Fo'ou i Aotearoa explores issues relating to family through news, interviews and comment.
As managers of a bilingual Tongan news website, the Kaniva Tonga crew link you to the very latest happenings and open discussion on Kaniva Forum topics. There’s news, analysis, opportunities to phone-in, round-ups of this week’s main events and music. Listen too for the series of lessons on Tongan language.
Are you talking to each other? Here’s the show that talks to young people and their parents about being young and Tongan in NZ. A chance for the generations to dialogue, hear what’s happening to and for youth in the community and hear Tongan music, traditional and modern. An outreach of the Tongan Youth Trust.
Produced by the Tongan Women's Association this show began in 1987 with the focus on Early Childhood Education. It has grown to include many Tongan community interests. The old and new mix of Tongan music is popular as are the education updates, health information, positive parenting segments, local and Canberra news bulletins. A short devotion opens each 2 hour programme.
The hosts of this show are old hands on the radio and great lovers of music. For decades they’ve presented the Tongan Music Countdown which continues today on this show. The programme focuses on older Tongans with news, talkback, sports updates and that mighty countdown of musical favourites! Studio Ph: 09.815.8100
Loto Ofa Whatu Manawa Educational Services aim to raise the achievements of Pasifika students through their heritage languages. Incorporating the values of discussion and long conversation with loving concern and connection, the programme covers current educational topics focusing on early childhood education. The show is not limited to entry level education and encourages community participation in teaching our kids.
A lifetime of community work has shown Tevita Finau that the quality of relationships is crucial to well-being. In this show he explores family, relationships and the difficulties faced by youth. He explores the topics with specialist speakers, with social educators, with young people and enriches the show with cultural and health content, music, news and talkback.
Vaiola and Mahe are putting together nearly two hours weekly of valuable health information for women and elders, of interviews with Tongan leaders, community notices, news and music plus lessons in Tongan as a first language. With a deep love of their culture and language the hosts offer a rich source of education and inspiration.
Te Ama Pasefika Health is promoting the well-being of Pacific people. Each week you’ll hear interviews with studio guests giving advice on health, education, employment and other support services that encourage wellness and foster healthy, happy lives for Pasefika people in New Zealand.