A former New Zealand Member of Parliament for the Labour Party. Gosche was bestowed with the Samoan matai title Vui at his grandmother’s village of Lano, Samoa in April of 2007. He currently serves as Chairman for Counties Manukau District Health Board (CMDHB).
Assistant Vice Chancellor (Pasifika) at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand. Laban has previously served as a Member of Parliament for Mana Electorate representing the Labour Party, Minister of Pacific Island Affairs, Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector, and Associate Minister of Social Development, Economic Development, and Trade. In 1992 she was bestowed the Samoan chiefly title of Luamanuvao.
First Samoan to play professional Baseball in the United States. Tolia “Tony” Solaita was a Major League Baseball player for the New York Yankees, Kansas City Royals, California Angels, Toronto Blue Jays, and Montreal Expos between 1968 and 1979. He also played four seasons in Japan for the Nippon-Ham Fighters from 1980 to 1983.
CEO and founder of Education with Purpose Foundation for Pacific Islanders, and a former WNBA player. First Pacific Islander to graduate from Stanford University and the first and only Pacific Islander to play professional women’s basketball (overseas and in the U.S.). A Motivational Speaker and Owner of Publishing with Purpose, LLC.