The Queen of Herne Bay: Why my Tongan family are still here | Still Here

“I like that our house looks exactly the same. It’s like a silent protest.”

Following the recent passing of their beloved matriarch, the Folau family reflect on their family’s 50 year legacy in Herne Bay and consider what their future holds.

In 1971, 45 percent of Auckland’s Pasifika population lived in the inner-city. Now, they’re fewer than 2 per cent.

Through the eyes of Pacific youth and their families, this four part docu-series celebrates the small but mighty Pasifika community in inner-city Auckland who have remained despite decades of rampant gentrification. Each episode weaves intergenerational stories of family, community and culture dispelling the myth that “all the Islanders have left.”

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Still Here

Through the eyes of Pacific youth and their families, this four part docu-series celebrates the small but mighty Pasifika community in inner-city Auckland who have remained despite decades of rampant gentrification.

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