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SPASIFIK Magazine Issue 72 out now!

 

Read about Tongan NBA Star STEVEN ADAMS, who features on our COVER in an extract we share from his biography MY LIFE MY FIGHT.

 

In UPFRONT we celebrate Pacific women, from those who featured in the QUEEN’S HONOURS LIST to those succeeding in their own fields from health to education, as New Zealand celebrates 125 years of Women’s Suffrage.

 

SPASIFIK Publisher INNES LOGAN pays tribute to his late mother MANUASINA (SINA) TOLEAFOA (nee LAUPU’E) who sadly passed away at age 92 in June, recalling the colourful life of a woman loved by many.

 

Samoan TRISTAN MONA is a 16-year-old world champion. Read his path to achievement from the halls of Avondale College to the stage of the 2018 World Microsoft COMPETITION in Florida, US accepting his first place trophy in Microsoft PowerPoint.

 

Learn about the SUSTAINABLE PEARL FARMING of J HUNTER PEARLS and the backstory of how the Fijian company came back from the brink following the devastation of Cyclone Winston in February 2015.

 

Meet legal educator and community advocate HARRY TOLEAFOA who talks about his passion for educating our Pasifika to know their legal rights in our Q&A.

 

Explore the need to include climate change perspectives of indigenous communities by INDIRA STEWART of RNZ PACIFIC as well as a call for more research into the effects of Pacific Nuclear Testing.

 

In MUSIC, LAUMATA LAUANO explores the DECADE OF DOMINANCE of Samoans in New Zealand’s most prestigious Opera singing competition - the Lexus Song Quest - with a Samoan winning every biennial competition since 2009, and meet the singing Fijian who grew up in Phoenix SAM KILES.

 

The PACIFIC BUSINESS TRUST puts the call out for more Pasifika Youth to apply to join the HATCH YOUTH PROGRAMME. We meet some of the current cohort who are already making waves in the business world and relive the night of the 2018 National Pacific Business Trust Awards.

 

We also have BOOK EXTRACTS from Sean Mallon and Sebastien Galliot’s TATAU: A HISTORY OF SAMOAN TATTOOING and URBAN MAORI: THE SECOND GREAT MIGRATION by Brad Haami.

 

In HEALTH LeVa look to prevent family violence through New Zealand’s first national violence prevention programme for young people: ATU MAI. And TONGAN HEALTH SOCIETY’S DR GLENN DOHERTY talks EXPANSION, QUALITY, DIVERSITY and SOCIAL ENTEPRISE while we meet some star staff members.

 

Don’t forget our usual EDUCATION, BUSINESS and COMMUNITY features from our Pacific communities.

 

Grab Issue 72 of SPASIFIK for all this, plus more features, columns, and books to keep you informed and entertained.

 

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