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Leilani Sitagata

Leilani Sitagata
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Leilani Sitagata is of Samoan/European descent and is a Pacific Media Centre reporter for 2018 at the Pacific Media Centre. She is in the final year of completing her Bachelor of Communication Studies degree. In 2015, Leilani was awarded the AUT Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship and has used this to pursue studies in journalism. She reports regularly for AUT’s online newspaper Te Waha Nui.

A look at the lives of Pacific Islanders who choose to ignore or struggle to embrace their heritage. Video: Plastic Polynesia trailer By Leilani Sitagata Two...

The Plantation Conversations video. By Leilani Sitagata Since media personality Heather Du Plessis-Allan’s “leech” comments late last month, some of New Zealand's Pasifika community have responded...

By Leilani Sitagata Becoming a journalist wasn’t always on the radar for a young Pasifika reporter from Auckland who covered the Pacific Islands Forum leaders'...

By Leilani Sitagata in Auckland Sia Caldwell made a big shift across the ocean at the start of this year to South Korea to teach...

By Leilani Sitagata of Pacific Media Watch Student journalist Irra Lee has offered a "human face" to migration in a new short documentary called A...

Multimedia story by Leilani Sitagata in Auckland About 30,000 primary and intermediate school teachers and principals went on strike for the first time in almost...

By Leilani Sitagata in Auckland A viral spread of photos and videos from last week's fatal crash at Nabou has highlighted a need for education...

By Leilani Sitagata of Pacific Media Watch The Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s cutback in services to the Asia-Pacific region has “weakened the thin link” that many...

PROFILE: By Leilani Sitagata Educator and kuia Tui O’Sullivan has recently retired from Auckland University of Technology after close to 40 years of service. Born and...

By Leilani Sitagata in Auckland A baritone studying at Auckland University has been touring New Zealand singing the praises of opera to teenagers. The fourth-year music...