• MULTI-NESIANS: Islanders & Mixed Race Identity - Ronna Lee

    MULTI-NESIANS: Islanders & Mixed Race Identity - Ronna Lee

    'MULTI-NESIANS’’ is a series of conversations around race, identity and mixed cultural upbringings in Aotearoa. There are strong intersects of many Pasifika, Asian, Maori, Melanesian and Palagi cultures across these stories, emphasising our Oceanic connectedness and shared DNA, as well as our differences in the new cosmopolitan Moana. 8 Kiwi - Pacific 3rd generation millennials share the ways in which they express their generations identities and issues. . Episode 6: RONNA LEE Samoan / Chinese "The Chinese in me is having savings in the bank account and the Samoan in me is always looking out for my family ... it's important for us to acknowledge that Samoan/Chinese exist in the same way that so many people acknowledge afakasi" - Ronna Lee

  • MULTI-NESIANS: Sahara Regina Magura

    MULTI-NESIANS: Sahara Regina Magura

    'MULTI-NESIANS’’ is a series of conversations around race, identity and mixed cultural upbringings in Aotearoa. There are strong intersects of many Pasifika, Asian, Maori, Melanesian and Palagi cultures across these stories, emphasising our Oceanic connectedness and shared DNA, as well as our differences in the new cosmopolitan Moana. 8 Kiwi - Pacific 3rd generation millennials share the ways in which they express their generations identities and issues. . EPISODE 6: SAHARA REGINA MAGURA  Zimbabwean / Samoan / Tokelauan / Tongan  Sahara Magura is a young student and creative artist. As someone who has been the target of racism from a young age, she shares how her multi ethnic background has affected her growing up in Aotearoa.

  • MULTI-NESIANS: Joe Daymond

    MULTI-NESIANS: Joe Daymond

    'MULTI-NESIANS’’ is a series of conversations around race, identity and mixed cultural upbringings in Aotearoa. There are strong intersects of many Pasifika, Asian, Maori, Melanesian and Palagi cultures across these stories, emphasising our Oceanic connectedness and shared DNA, as well as our differences in the new cosmopolitan Moana. 8 Kiwi - Pacific 3rd generation millennials share the ways in which they express their generations identities and issues. . EPISODE 5: JOE DAYMOND Fijian / Maori "My cousin, she never liked the term 'half-caste' because she felt like it diluted what each part of her culture meant to her. I'd literally never thought about it until then and I was like, I actually feel the same cos I say I'm half Maori/half Fijian but I actually feel full both ..." - Joe Daymond

  • MULTI-NESIANS: Cherrelle Sherwin

    MULTI-NESIANS: Cherrelle Sherwin

    'MULTI-NESIANS’’ is a series of conversations around race, identity and mixed cultural upbringings in Aotearoa. There are strong intersects of many Pasifika, Asian, Maori, Melanesian and Palagi cultures across these stories, emphasising our Oceanic connectedness and shared DNA, as well as our differences in the new cosmopolitan Moana. 8 Kiwi -Pacific 3rd generation millennials share the ways in which they express their generations identities and issues. . EPISODE 4:  CHERRELLE SHERWIN   Samoan / Papua New Guinea / Chinese  Cherrelle Sherwin is a mix of many cultures being Chinese, Samoan and Papuan and living in Rarotonga with her family. Having grown up in many places in the world, she shares her experiences and world view as a mixed race person, and the celebrations and challenges that have come with this.

  • MULTI-NESIANS: Milly Grant-Koria

    MULTI-NESIANS: Milly Grant-Koria

    'MULTI-NESIANS’’ is a series of conversations around race, identity and mixed cultural upbringings in Aotearoa.  There are strong intersects of many Pasifika, Asian, Maori, Melanesian and Palagi cultures across these stories, emphasising our Oceanic connectedness and shared DNA, as well as our differences in the new cosmopolitan Moana.   8 Kiwi -Pacific 3rd generation millennials share the ways in which they express their generations identities and issues. . EPISODE 3:  MILLY GRANT-KORIA   Maori / Tongan / Samoan / Hawaiian / Cambodian / Filipino / Thai / Chinese / European / Scandinavian   "I became trapped in this idea that I needed to be something to be valid.  I struggled going through each cultural group that I connected to and finding what value was in cultural identity. But for now, I don't identify with any of them ... I identify with all" - Milly Grant-Koria 

  • MULTI-NESIANS: Ernestina Bonsu-Maro

    MULTI-NESIANS: Ernestina Bonsu-Maro

    'MULTI-NESIANS’’ is a series of conversations around race, identity and mixed cultural upbringings in Aotearoa.  There are strong intersects of many Pasifika, Asian, Maori, Melanesian and Palagi cultures across these stories, emphasising our Oceanic connectedness and shared DNA, as well as our differences in the new cosmopolitan Moana. 8 Kiwi-Pacific 3rd generation millennials share the ways in which they express their generations identities and issues. . EPISODE 2 - ERNESTINA BONSU-MARO  Cook Islands (Pukapukan) / Ghana  "I live, eat and breathe the Pukapukan way but the features I have are NOT Cook Islands" Pukapuka and Ghana are two cultures at different ends of the world, but Ernestina Bonsu-Maro is where they come together in her unique mixed race heritage. She shares with us the celebrations and challenges of being a multi-nesian and how this works with perceptions of culture in Aotearoa.

  • MULTI-NESIANS: Leki Jackson-Bourke

    MULTI-NESIANS: Leki Jackson-Bourke

    'MULTI-NESIANS’’ is a series of conversations around race, identity and mixed cultural upbringings in Aotearoa.  There are strong intersects of many Pasifika, Asian, Maori, Melanesian and Palagi cultures across these stories, emphasising our Oceanic connectedness and shared DNA, as well as our differences in the new cosmopolitan Moana.   8 Kiwi -Pacific 3rd generation millennials share the ways in which they express their generations identities and issues. . EPISODE 1 - LEKI JACKSON-BOURKE  Tongan / Samoan / Niuean  "Because Aucklands so multi-cultural and because everything's Pacific it just gets lumped into one Pan Pacific thing, so I had to work really hard to wear my Samoan hat, wear my Tongan jersey, or wave my Niuean flag.   I had to make sure there was even representation because to not do that would be a dis-service to my ancestors and the people that raised me" - Leki Jackson-Bourke