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At Mana Pacific we are proud to have supported Pacific young people to excel and to give back to their communities.

Griffin Kapao

Griffyn Kapao (Cook Island Maori descent) is a Year 10 student at Palmerston North Boys High School. He is passionate about sport, art and family. Representing Basketball Manawatu from the age of 12 (Under 13s and Under 15s) to present. The current Under 15 squad is heading to Nationals in Tauranga July 2019 after winning Regional Qualifiers. Griffyn hopes to one day play professionally and has enjoyed the friendships, experiences and doors that have opened through these opportunities. Griffyn is incredibly grateful for all those who have supported and encouraged his journey.


"Hi, my name is Layla Sae. I’m 18 years old and I am of Samoan decent. I have just finished my last year of high school in New Zealand. I was selected in the U19 Z-Air Maori Volleyball team where we traveled to Manila in the Philippines to play in the Rebisco volleyball competition. Some things I got out of the trip was meeting new people and experiencing the Filipino lifestyle, such as the food, language, people. Three of my top three achievements would be: Being named in the 2018 Secondary School Volleyball Tournament team, getting selected for the NZL Junior development volleyball team and going overseas to the Philippines to play the sport that I love. My future aspirations are to keep competing at sports at a high level and seeing what other opportunities it presents me with"


Tekaile Fiamaua was Headboy at Funafuti Adventist Primary School 2018. He was awarded the Mana Pacific Citizenship Award in 2018, voted by the school staff, for his positive attitude towards others, volunteering of time, service to the school and community and exhibiting service leadership. The son of Sonema and Fiamaua, he loves reading and aspires to be a Chemical Scientist.

Capacity building for education leaders in Papua New Guinea

Technologies, climate change adaptation and more

Climate change adaptation supported through supporting systems, operations and work of Tuvalu government departments Local Pacific individuals and businesses supported with machinery parts procurement Waste to Energy technologies advice and links to New Zealand local councils and in the Pacific. Salto Card Access system, the first such system in Tuvalu, procured and commissioned at the Tuvalu Fisheries building

Key cutting machine and components procured and basic key cutting training provided, the first key cutting service in Tuvalu.

Outreach: Reading resources for a Tuvalu Primary School

Tracie Mafile'o

Dr Tracie Mafile’o is an established social science researcher and is a registered social worker. She has had nearly 20 years of experience in academic roles in New Zealand and Papua New Guinea and has published and presented internationally on Pacific social development and social work.

Taupo Tani

Mr Taupo Tani brings more than 20 years’ experience in engineering in New Zealand. He also worked in for 7 years as facilities management director of a self-contained campus with a population of over 3000 in Papua New Guinea overseeing maintenance, sewerage, water and power supply, residential and commercial buildings.

Dr Tracie Mafile’o
PhD, PGCert Arts, BSW(Hons), RSW

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Taupo Tani

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