Honesty, Respect, Compassion,
Courage and Service
Tongan born and raised Exeter Alofi hails from the villages of ‘Uiha, Ha’apai on his father’s side and Holonga and Ofu Vava’u on his mother’s side. He started his schooling in Tonga before his family moved to Fiji where he completed intermediate and started college. When his mother passed away in New Zealand in 1987 while on a trip here, his father moved his family over, it was here that Exeter completed his studies at St Paul’s College in Ponsonby before attending the University of Auckland.
What led you to working at The Cause Collective?
I was curious about the work here and when I found out more I discovered the wealth of work that goes on and fell in love with the work ethic and what is done. People doing what they love and getting to the root cause of problems affecting our communities. I want to be part of revolutionising change for the betterment of our people.
Who inspires you and why?
My father, his achievements for the Church and the Government of Tonga really inspired me to be a better person and to do better for your ancestors in order to carry on their legacy. It’s important to him that we use our gifts and talents from God to help family, kainga and communities.
What is your current role?
What is your vision for health and wellbeing in South Auckland?
That everyone in our South Auckland communities is able to thrive and live happy healthy lives with holistic approaches to Health that are responsive to their own cultures whether it be Māori or Pasifika.
What is one funny/quirky/interesting thing that no-one knows about you?
I have a melancholic personality- I’m very self-reliant, thoughtful, reserved, and often anxious. I often strive for perfection within myself and surroundings, and can be a bit detail-oriented.