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Son's perspective on a giant of a man Pousima Afeaki
Andrew Afeaki’ s hopes for his time
Lifiting our game - 2003



Social Studies Level 2 Time, Continuity and Change:



Andrew’s arrival in NZ

Andrew Afeaki says:
3 March, 1961. I landed at Whenuapai airport in Auckland. Got taken in a bus across the city, to another airport, got into a Viscount, flew to Wellington, arrived 4pm. Caught NAC bus to town, carried my bag to St Pats, where I was to meet a Priest. He took me to Futuna retreat House in Karori. I knew New Zealand was a distant place, most of our Marist Fiji teachers were from New Zealand. It was very different, very hazy, but the place to go for that next phase of education. I did not have a strong feel for New Zealand initially.



Source: Anthony Haas personal collection

The Basilica in Nuku'alofa symbolises the Catholic presence in Tonga - and the importance of Catholic education for Tongans inside and outside the Kingdom.


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