The Inquiry’s Pacific investigation will examine issues that are particularly relevant to the experiences of abuse of Pacific people across all State and faith-based care settings included in the Terms of Reference, and will work alongside the Inquiry’s other investigations.
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Witnesses

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Associate Professor Hon.
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Fa’amoana Luafutu came to New Zealand from Samoa when he was 8 years old.
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Tigilau Ness is a first-generation New Zealand-born Niuean.
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Tesimoni Fuavao is a 66-year old man of Tongan descent.
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Mr CE will share his experience of migrating from Samoa with his family at a young age and his pathway into care following serious physical violence at home.
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Ngatokorima Mauauri grew up immersed in both his Cook Island and Māori heritage.
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Public hearings

Joanna Oldham is of Tongan and Palangi descent.
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Dr Seini Taufa is the Research and Evaluation Lead for Moana Research.
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Pulotu Solomon was a watchman at Owairaka Boys’ home in 1962, when he was 26 years old.
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Ms CU shares her experience of coming forward to the Catholic Church and the police about the abuse her relative suffered by a Catholic Priest.
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William Wilson is a former student of Wesley College in South Auckland.
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Ms TU is of Samoan heritage.
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Dr Sam Manuela is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Auckland.
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Antony Dalton-Wilson is of Samoan, Jewish, German and Gypsy descent.
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Rachael Umaga is of Samoan descent.
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Leota Dr Lisi Petaia is the only Pacific forensic psychiatrist in the world.
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Leota Scanlon, a 58-year old man of Samoan descent, was a patient at the Lake Alice Child and Adolescent Unit.
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Mr TY is a Samoan male who was placed in Owairaka and Kohitere after running away from home at the age of 12.
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Billy Puka Tanu is of Tokelauan and Māori descent.
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David Crichton (formerly David Mohi) spent around 17 years in care across numerous care placements.
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Mr VT migrated from Samoa with his family in the 1980s.
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Talanoa panels

Talanoa is a concept recognised in many Pacific island nations including Niue, Tonga, Fiji, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Hawai’i and the Cook Islands. Broadly speaking, talanoa usually entails inclusive, participatory and transparent dialogue between all parties without a set format or structure.

The talanoa panels are intended to lay down the first strands of weaving in what is hoped, over time, will become sturdy baskets of knowledge in each area. There will be further opportunities for community engagement and discussion around these topics following the Pacific hearing.

Talanoa panels Talanoa is a concept recognised in many Pacific island nations including Niue, Tonga, Fiji, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Hawai’i and the Cook Islands.
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Talanoa panels Talanoa is a concept recognised in many Pacific island nations including Niue, Tonga, Fiji, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Hawai’i and the Cook Islands.
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Rupene Amato is of Samoan and Māori descent.
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Public hearings

Folasaitu Dr Julia Ioane is a Clinical Psychologist and Associate Professor in Psychology at Massey University.
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