Tales from the Pasifika Bubbles

Prepare Pacific Talanoa Tales from the Pasifika Bubbles

Meet the Kefus

For this Tongan family of 10, lockdown in Otara has been ‘precious’ as they’ve reconnected and caught up on some much needed sleep. Dad Viliami (Langi), Mum Neta and their kids Manu (19), Asela (16), Bubba (12), Junior and Oli (11), Niasi (7), Marcell (4), Liami (1) and Chloe (3...

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Online Fitness Classes Keep Nu Connected with Home

More than 18,800 kms away in South London, Samoan Nu Filo is sweating buckets whilst being put through his paces in an online zoom workout with SWET Fitness in Wellington. Nu, a former NZ Army soldier, moved to London at the end of January. The online fitness classes have helped...

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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...

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Do Good Feel Good South Auckland Update

Do Good Feel Good is a youth movement in South Auckland led by 17-24 years working to bring positive change for South Auckland youth.  Made up of nine SKWADS (Serving. Kindness. With. Acts And. Deeds), the Do Good Feel Good teams haven’t missed a beat during Covid-19 lockdown. Switching from face...

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Meet the Tuivavalagis

Metuisela runs a painting business, Roshan is a part-time music teacher and their kids Josua, 11 and Ariana, 8 are living in Level 3… off-the grid. This family traded life in the big city life and moved to the Karagahake Gorge three years ago. Although in lockdown, away from family...

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