CIVS President – Ian Karika

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]Around 800 years ago, the noble Samoan warrior Karika was one of Polynesia’s great seafarers, an explorer who regarded the Pacific Ocean without fear – a moving, fluid highway to sail upon and discover new lands.  Legend says that Karika left his home island of Manua, east of Samoa, with 140 warriors onboard two […]

Vice President – Tetini Pekepo

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]Born in a small township in central Hawkesbay under the korowai of Ngati Kahungungu, Whataiapiti. Later on in life influenced by carving and stories on marae’s, I took a deep interest in maoridom until a kaumatua said to me ” Boy no whea mai koe” It was then that I planned to search for […]