Tales from the Pasifika Bubbles

Samoan couple in isolation praise Sudima Hotel staff, but annoyed at escapes.

This weekend returning New Zealand citizens Utai’a Uaita Iona Levi and his wife Susana will get to embrace their family members for the first time in five months following a 14-day isolation stay in Rotorua. Whilst the public has become increasingly annoyed at the four people that have escaped managed isolation from different hotels around …

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Parents and Caregivers Master Lockdown ‘Juggling Act’

The COVID-19 lockdown has seen parents and caregivers around the country become masters of juggling parenting, work and now playing the role of ‘school teacher’ for their children. South Auckland mother Maselina Tufuga says it’s taken a few weeks to get her son, 9-year-old Luke and her brother Lennox,  a Year 13 student at De …

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