The values of collectivism within Pacific Island cultures and their impact on Aotearoa New Zealand's cultural landscape

A fundamental value that goes to the core of their communities and unites the cultures of Pacific peoples in Aotearoa New Zealand from Polynesia, Micronesia & Melanesia is their emphasis on the 'collective'. Asena discusses how the value of collectivism makes a positive contribution to Aotearoa New Zealand.




Asena Tolungamaka

Based in Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand, Tongan lawyer, Asena Tolungamaka, is an absolute powerhouse, working tirelessly to advocate for her community and the many young people that look up to her. Asena is a Prime Minister’s Youth Award recipient recently joining the New Zealand delegation that travelled to the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu on the Pacific Mission to Melanesia.