Reverend Uesifili Unasa

Reverend Uesifili Unasa is of Samoan descent and is an ordained minister in the Methodist Church of New Zealand. He is a senior leader in the national Methodist mission and is currently an Ecumenical Chaplain at the North Shore Hospital. Uesifili is interested in...

Taeao Napo

Talofa lava, my name is Taeao Napo. I’m a proud Samoan, representing the beautiful villages of Satui Malufilufi and Falelatai. A husband and father of four children, standing on the shoulders of Anitelea (dad) and Vae (mum) Napo with the prayers of my...

Charles Lavea

My name is Charles Fred Lavea and I joined the Le Va team in July 2021 as Senior Project Coordinator for Atu-Mai. I am of Samoan descent and was born in Auckland. My Father, Malaefou Seelua Lavea, hails from Samatau in Upolu, Samoa, and my beautiful Mother hails from...

Hidoria Onesemo-Tuilaepa

Talofa lava, o lo’u igoa o Hidoria Onesemo-Tuilaepa. I am Samoan born and bred with roots in Lepa, Vavau, Falealili, and Vailoa Palauli. As a daughter of the Pacific, the values of collectivism and service underpin and motivate my desire to be of service to our people...

Sara Vui-Talitu

Kia ora and malo le soifua maua ma le lagi e mama. I joined Le Va after working in corporate communications and media. As an adept storyteller, I am of the mindset that if we don’t tell our own Pacific stories the way we want to tell them, no one else will. So, I’ve...

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