Matua council

The Pasifika Matua Council of the Waitemata District Health Board and northern region advise Le Va on all of its work.

They provide cultural and spiritual knowledge, wisdom, protection, safety and guidance for our projects, organisation and staff.

Levaopolo Seupule Tiava’asu’e is Le Va’s matua and leads the Matua Council, who are recognised Matua or chiefs from each of our ethnic Pacific communities.

  • Matua Bill Teariki – Cook Island
  • Matua Rev Elder Suamalie – Tuvalu/Tokelau
  • Matua Neville Luisi – Niue
  • Matua Taulanga Kupu - Tonga
  • Matua Qoriniasi (Tiko)Tuifagalele - Fiji
  • Matua Koroseta Maiava – Samoa
  • Matua Papali’i Seiuli Johnny Siaosi – Samoa (Consumer Advisor)
  • Levaopolo Seupule Tiava’asu’e – Samoa (Chair)
  • Matua Aufata Aufata – Samoa
  • Matua Sioeli Vaiangina – Tonga
  • Tina Lanifole – Niue
  • Matua Koringo Strickland – Cook Island
  • Matua Moaseniatu Sioli – Samoa
  • Matua Malesala Malesala
  • Matua Sione Feki - Tonga
  • Matua Sione Tupou - Tonga
  • Matua Sene Fuimaono - Samoa
  • Matua Mahe Ha’unga – Tonga
  • Matua Paul Fakalago – Niue/Samoa
  • Matua Tafesilafai Lavasii - Samoa