NATIONAL PACIFIC RADIO TRUST – PACIFIC MEDIA NETWORK
“Celebrating the Pacific Spirit”.
“Pacific Media Network is a Public Interest Broadcaster targeting Pacific peoples to empower, encourage and nurture Pacific Cultural identity and economic prosperity in Aotearoa”.
The Pacific Media Network aims to deliver key outcomes with:
· Pacific peoples contributing to New Zealand society in a positive way
· Pacific peoples achieve their full potential
· Preservation of Pacific Island culture and language
National Pacific Radio Trust Board Members
Mr Tiumalu Peter Fa'afiu - Chairman
Tiumalu Peter Fa’afiu of Waiuku has considerable experience of Crown connected organisations and Governance. He is of Samoan ancestry. A former New Zealand diplomat and trade negotiator, he was the Head of Government and Community Relations for NZ Post and is a former interim CEO and General Manager of the Tamaki Regeneration Company. He currently operates his own consultancy, Navigator Limited. He chairs Amnesty International New Zealand and the First Foundation Trust. He is a board member of the Pacific Business Trust, a panel member of the New Zealand Press Council and a member of the Institute of Directors. He is the business representative on the Auckland Airport Community Consultation Group. As well as English, he speaks Samoan and Indonesian.
Mr Sholan Ivaiti - Treasurer and Chairman of FRAC
Sholan Ivaiti of Auckland is of Cook Island Māori heritage. As Treasurer he will chair the finance and audit committee. He is currently a partner in Integrity Audit Ltd. He has considerable board and public service experience in the Cook Islands including, previously, being Chair of the Cook Islands Fuel Pricing Committee, a director of the Bank of Cook Islands and the Cook Islands Superannuation Fund. He is also a former head of the Cook Islands Ministry of Finance and Economic Management. He has a Masters in Commerce and is completing a LLB degree.
Dr Lesieli MacIntyre - Trustee
Dr Lesieli MacIntyre of Palmerston North is a current board member and the Secretary. She is a leading member of the Tongan community. She has extensive experience with, and deep knowledge of, young Pasifika persons through her roles as a senior lecturer in Pacific Education and as a Pasifika advisor at Massey University, Palmerston North, where she is currently based. As well as her extensive academic achievements, including a PhD in Education, Dr MacIntyre has worked with Volunteer Service Abroad and was co-director of a language and culture training programme for the US Peace Corps. Dr MacIntyre has published extensively in her specialist area of research into and the teaching of Pasifika students, and is currently serving on the board of the NZ Journal of Educational Studies and on the Early Education Journal Advisory Board.
Ms Sara-Jane Elika - Chair of Content Committee
Sara-Jane Elika is an admitted Barrister and Solicitor to the High Court of NZ and for 15 years has built her own consultancy in creative enterprise, education and performance entertainment. Recognised internationally and nationally for her contribution to contemporary Pacific music she is a published academic in the field of ethnomusicology.
She was recipient of the 2017 “Emerging Leader” through Governance NZ and currently holds trusteeships with NZRL’s League 4 Life Foundation, Community Law Services South Trust and Ma’aaga A’oga Amata. Her key strengths include stakeholder engagement, employment relations, policy and cultural intelligence. She is NZ born of Samoa and Palagi heritage.
Ms Jody Jackson-Becerra -Trustee
Jody Jackson-Becerra of West Auckland is of Samoan heritage. She is currently the AUT external engagement manager based at their South Auckland campus. She was previously the Pacific stakeholder and engagement adviser for the University of Waikato. She holds a Master of Management Studies from the University of Waikato. She is currently the Chair of the Pacific Island Leader of Tomorrow programme and is the Alumni representative for the NZMFAT Pacific Scholars network.
Ms Martha Samasoni - Trustee
Martha Samasoni, a Tokelauan of Wellington, has many years in the entertainment industry and has worked as a reporter and director in television, and as an announcer in radio. She is sought after in the music industry as a consultant. She has served as chair of the Wellington Pacific Artist network and represented the Tokelauan community on advisory committees for the Wellington City Council. She is a current board member and works as a human resources consultant in Wellington.
The NPRT sees the outcomes achieved by PMN as contributing to the wider focus of our key stakeholders, including the New Zealand Government and its Agencies.