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Perspective of reporter Haas on Pousima Afeaki
TONGA-NEW ZEALAND 1870-1950
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Lifting our game
 
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Coping with the depression
Putting things together in Ha’apai
Gifting fish in Ha’apai
Export bananas to NZ through the Produce board
Organising people to produce bananas
Respecting commoners
Respecting Queen Salote
Expanding secondary education options
Expanding education options
Andrew Afeaki arrives for education in NZ
Early Tongans at Victoria University of Wellington
King Dick, the British and Tonga
Closeness of annexation
Queen Salote and New Zealand
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Working through government marketing then and private sector now
Son's perspective on a giant of a man Pousima Afeaki
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Social Studies Level 6 Social Organisation:

TONGA NEW ZEALAND 1950


HOW AND WHY PEOPLE ORGANISE THEMSELVES TO REVIEW SYSTEMS AND INSTITUTIONS IN SOCIETY

Respecting commoners

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Andrew Afeaki says:
My father spent years advocating that Tonga be given other opportunities for the people to earn a living. He ended up organising people in Ha’apai to plant bananas, and agitating for ships to go in there. The ships visited Ha’apai, brought the banans to Tongatapu, and put them on the normal export ships from here. And he was hooning around Ha’apai with his helpers doing that voluntarily. Then they’d get on the boat and make sure the bananas got to Tonga in time to be taken to New Zealand. That’s the sort of things he did.

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Source: Anthony Haas personal collection

Some boats arrive with about as much certainty as the rainbow - stimulating Tongans to work for shipping services that can link producers reliably to markets.

   
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