“Speaking my culture”

Nerra Lealiifano-Tamarua considers herself blessed. “I am one of the lucky generation of Pasifika New Zealanders who learned to walk in two worlds. I’m confident and successful as a Samoan and as a Kiwi – and that’s what I want for the students I teach.”

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