Tongan Migration Story

Our final story in the Pasefika Proud Migration and Legacy series of our Pacific fathers features Nimi Finau who migrated from Tonga in 1960. New Zealand was another world, and Nimi missed his family and friends, but looked forward to succeeding in New Zealand. He studied his building qualifications at night around his job and read the newspaper to improve his English. He helped many of his family to move to New Zealand, and his advice to others is to do what you can to succeed, and help those around you to succeed. Credit: Historic footage supplied by Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision and Archives New Zealand.