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Social Studies Level 5, Resources and economic activities:

TONGA NEW ZEALAND 1950

FACTORS THAT INFLUENCE PEOPLE’S ACCESS TO RESOURCES, GOODS AND SERVICES


Early Tongans at Victoria University of Wellington

Andrew Afeaki says:

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Click here to listen to Andrew Afeaki's recall of his first visit to New Zealand

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When I arrived at Victoria University they were telling me about the other Tongan who had been there, Mana Latu, who is now retired as a long term secondary teacher here in Tonga. Throughout the universities in New Zealand at that time, there might have been Clive Edwards, who was finishing his law studies at Auckland University at the time. There were not that many Tongan students at university in New Zealand in 1960.
Next, King Dick, the British and Tonga

  

 

Source: Anthony Haas personal collection

The sight of the island of Tafahi, in Tonga's isolated Niua group, should be enough to remind anyone that some Tongans have good reason to look for opportunities in the big, wide world.

   
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