Category: Leaufaamulia Asenati Lole Taylor

“Australia, stop your assumptions – violence is not part of Pacific culture”, says Le’au Asenati.

By Le’aufa’amulia Asenati Lole-Taylor Our cultures, our beliefs, our values, our ways of thinking and behaving – are central to understanding violent behaviour in Australia’s multicultural society. Our support agencies working to prevent domestic...

NIUE WWI CENTENARY: Su’a and Winston Peters stand with Niue remembering 150 WWI soldiers’

Of the 150-strong group of men, 140 had never left their island home in their lives. 73 of them were married. Thirty left behind families of one to four children. One family farewelled four sons. And that the majority of them would never see their families again.

SHAMBLES: Peseta defends ‘goings on’ at Ministry Pacific Islands Affairs

Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has defended recent criticisms aimed at staff, nepotism and organizational changes at the Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs (MPIA). Responding exclusively to Pacific Guardians the Minister says he is happy with the...

IT’s OK: Peseta’s silence on racism against Pasifika ok?

Three weekends ago in Auckland, Ms Sarai Tepou felt the treatment she got from Newmarket Olympic Pool staff and police was racially motivated. Mrs Tepou and her children were issued a Tresspass Order by...

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Institutionalised racism rears ugly head says NZFirst Asenati Lole-Taylor

The racially coloured public treatment suffered by Pacific islander Sarai Tepou in the weekend exposes the ugly underbelly of New Zealand society. Mrs Tepou’s treatment is the second time in the space of three...