Honesty, Respect, Compassion,
Courage and Service
- Name, ethnic background, iwi/village?
Samoan from the villages – Moata’a, Lelepa, Safune and Saoluafata
- Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Manurewa. The family moved to the North Shore in 1987 when my parents were called to pioneer a church in Glenfield. Eventually, I saw the light and moved back to South Auckland with my family in 2011. A proud Papakura Sea Eagles supporter
- What led you to work at The Cause Collective?
I wanted to find an organisation working at the grassroots for our Pacific and South Auckland communities.
- Who inspires you and why?
My parents Reverend Muavae and Line Mika. They have been an inspiration to me with their commitment to the community and serving others through their years in church ministry. It was never about a job for them rather a lifestyle, which has given me an example of servant leadership and to follow in their footsteps.
- What is your current role?
Community and Business Development Lead.
- What do you do in that role?
My role is to connect TCC with community initiatives and organisations that want to collaborate to support our community. Also I work with unions, businesses and government agencies to advance the aspirations of families in South Auckland.
- What projects are you currently working on and what impact do they have on the community?
Building a strong partnership with Te Mahia Community Village, Takaanini and a South Auckland wellbeing project in the youth space.
- What is your vision for health and wellbeing in South Auckland?
That our young people reach their potential and that South Auckland leads the way in rebuilding the future of Aotearoa post Covid19.
- What is one funny/quirky/interesting thing that no-one knows about you?
I am a retired muso who performs (reluctantly) once a year during the white Sunday family item.
- Who is your favourite Superhero and why?
The Hulk – he’s a nice person by default, but when he gets angry … look out lol
- What is your superpower?
The Hulk smash 😉