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KJ Apa

QUICK FACTS: NAME: KJ Apa A.K.A: BIRTH DATE: 1997 PLACE OF BIRTH: Auckland, New Zealand EDUCATION:   KNOWN FOR: Actor and a gifted Guitar player VILLAGES IN SAMOA: Moata’a   SHORT BIO / CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 2013 Gained his first acting role on New Zealand TV show – Shortland Street – as Kane Jenkins 2010 At …

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Makerita Urale

QUICK FACTS: NAME: Makerita Urale A.K.A: BIRTH DATE: PLACE OF BIRTH: Samoa EDUCATION:   KNOWN FOR: Writer, Theatre producer, Documentary filmmaker and a Senior Arts Adviser in the Pacific Arts at Creative New Zealand.   CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 2010 – Senior Arts Adviser in the Pacific Arts at Creative New Zealand 2010 – Project Manager at …

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Jackie Clarke

QUICK FACTS: NAME: Jackie Clarke A.K.A: BIRTH DATE: 1966 PLACE OF BIRTH: Christchurch, New Zealand EDUCATION: Victoria University of Wellington: Bachelor of Arts, majored in History   KNOWN FOR: NZ Entertainer, Singer, Comedian and Actor VILLAGES IN SAMOA:¬†Jackie is of Samoan, English and Scottish descent. Her Scottish grandfather had settled in Apia.   SHORT BIO …

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Jay Lagaaia

QUICK FACTS: NAME: Jay Lagaaia A.K.A: Jay Lavea Lagaaia BIRTH DATE: September 10, 1963 PLACE OF BIRTH: New Zealand EDUCATION:   KNOWN FOR: Actor and Singer VILLAGES IN SAMOA:   SHORT BIO / CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Internationally known for his role as Captain Typho in the films ‘Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones and …

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Goretti Chadwick

QUICK FACTS: NAME: Goretti Chadwick A.K.A: BIRTH DATE: PLACE OF BIRTH: EDUCATION: UNITEC NZ: Diploma in Stage and Acting   KNOWN FOR: Writer, Actor and Director. She is a course director at the Pacific Institute of Performing Arts (PIPA). Also appears on television show ‘FreshTV’ with Anapela Polataivao as comedy duo ‘Pani & Pani’ VILLAGES …

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Anapela Polataivao

QUICK FACTS: NAME: Anapela Polataivao A.K.A: BIRTH DATE: April 24, 1973 PLACE OF BIRTH: Auckland, New Zealand EDUCATION: Toi Whakaari NZ Drama School: Bachelor in Performing Arts   KNOWN FOR: Director, Actor and Acting Tutor at the Pacific Institute of Performing Arts (PIPA). She is a founding member of pacific theatre company, Kila Kokonut Krew. …

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