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We have Pasifika specialists with diverse interests. Find out more about our Pasifika community librarians, collections specialists and leadership, where they are based and how they can support you.
Senior Library Assistant Pasifika
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Ōtara-Papatoetoe Local Board
Languages spoken: Samoan - Fluent
“E le sua se lolo i se popo e tasi.” – It takes more than one coconut to produce a substantial amount of oil.
Email address: email@example.com
Location: Whau Local Board
Languages spoken: Tongan - Advanced
“Koe kamata’anga ‘oe poto ko e ‘apasia kia Sihova; pea koe ‘ilo’I ‘o e Tapuha ̅ ko e ma’u ‘atamai ‘ia.” – The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy one is understanding. (Proverbs 9:10)
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Henderson-Massey Local Board
Languages spoken: Cook Island Māori - Fluent
“Mou I te ko, Mou I te ere! Kia pukuru o vaevae. Kia mokora o kaki.” – Hold firm on to your spear and shield, set a strong foundation and keep your head held high.
Email address: email@example.com
Location: Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board
Languages spoken: Tongan – Fluent, Samoan - Fluent
Samoan proverb –
"O le ala i le pule o le tautua" – The way to authority is through service.
Tongan proverb –
"Oua lau e kafo kae lau e lava" - Stay positive and count your blessings.
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Manurewa Local Board
Languages spoken: Cook Island Māori – Beginner
"Te ma’ata i tā’au ka orange ko, te ma’ata rai ia i tā’au ka rauka." – The more you give, the more you receive; if you give a lot, you will receive a lot.
Email address: email@example.com
Languages spoken: Samoan – Fluent
"O fanau a manu e fafaga I fugalaau, ae o fanau a tagata e fafaga I upu." – The offspring of birds are fed with flower nectar, but the children of men are nurtured with words.
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Languages spoken: Tongan - Fluent
“Oua lau e kafo, kae lau e lava.” – Count not the injuries, but look forward to the victory.
Email address: email@example.com
Languages spoken: Tongan - Intermediate
“Pikipiki hama ka e vaevae manava.” – Bind our canoes together so we can share life.
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Waitematā Local Board
Languages spoken: Niuean - Fluent
“Fuhi ulu auloa” – the act of braiding hair together to mean working together.
Senior Curator Pacific
Email address: email@example.com
Languages spoken: Fijian - Bauan Dialect, Basic Pacific Languages
“Na nodrau i vakavuvuli nai tubutubu ena vakaraitaki ga ena nodra bula kei na nodrai tovo na luvedra.” – Children's behaviour and discipline will always reflect the teachings of parents at home; The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.
Principal Adviser Pasifika
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Languages spoken: Sāmoan - Advanced
“O le ala i le pule o le tautua.” – The pathway to leadership is through service.
Senior Librarian Pacific Collections
Email address: email@example.com
Senior Librarian Pacific Content
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
“E lele le toloa ae ma’au lava i le vai.” – A toloa bird will take flight but will always return to the water.
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