Culture and Identity Award

Putting Tongan values into practice

Raised by her late grandmother Asinate Motulalo and namesake Veilomani Kailao in Auckland, the 21-year-old remembers the importance of faith, love and kindness being instilled in her.

At the recent Ministry for Pacific Peoples (MPP) 2021 PMPYA, Veilomani was presented with the Culture and Identity Award plus a paid internship with the Government agency which provides a voice for Pacific Aotearoa.