This initiative, The Polynesian Experience – PolyX was born out of a need to find a sustainable way to fund a service called the Pacific Settlement Support Services and the concept was manifested out of a conversation between 3 individuals at The Pacific Business Hub in July 2019.
Mandy Momoisea (Pacific Settlement Support Services – PSSS), Zeprina Fale (PSSS) and John Loau (Samoa Business Network Chairman) wasted no time in putting to action what they visualised .
This was made all more pertinent when they realised that PolyX is the perfect medium that could potentially provide sustainable funding for the Pacific Settlement Support Services, given the difficulty in securing any funding for what is clearly a need within the Pacific Community.
Four months on and PolyX will be formally launched on the 29th of November 2019.
Currently, there are 6 Polynesian ethnic groups (of over 100 performers) that are practising and numerous meetings being had to finalise tours and venues for the first Polynesian Experience to take place in February 2020.
The doors that have been opened and the countless people who have stepped in to support this cause, is nothing short of a miracle, in what we could only describe as us walking in faith and under the presence of God.
This continues to give us strength, confidence and faith that when Polynesian communities work together, they can do so much more to help elevate the social outcomes of Polynesians in New Zealand.
Who We Are.
Zeprina Siitia- Fale
Director, CEO- Finance & Strategy
Zeprina Malele Siitia Fale’s CEO role brings together the various experiences accumulated over 20+ years in finance & strategic leadership roles in state owned enterprises, fast-moving consumable goods (FMCG) industry and local Government . She is currently a voluntary Board member of the Samoa Business Network, Bluespur Charitable Trust, and the Glendene Community Society Inc. Developing strategic relationships, optimise revenue opportunities and building brand awareness are the short to medium term priorities that the company is focusing on and areas that the Executive team are working hard to achieve.
Director, GM – Cultural Production & Operations
Mandy Momoisea-Siitia is a well respected cultural and community leader. Her Father being a QSM recipient for his service to the community, Mandy has been involved with National and International community events for over 30 years and today continues her work with local and church communities. She is our Director of Operations and Executive Producer – Polynesian Cultural Production – this showpiece involved over 150 performers from 6 different cultural performing groups in Auckland, at the SKyCity Theatre. She is also responsible for cultural performances, exhibitions and food vendors for our monthly Polynesian Night Markets.
Director, GM – Compliance
John’s specialist experience within the business enterprise sectors spans 20+ years. As an experience review specialist with substantial readership on TripAdvisor specializing in Auckland. Most recently, in the Covid19 environment, John is also a public speaker, joining business & community panels, speaking on business continuity, leadership and people. The current Chair of the Samoan Business Network, Partner Member of Samoan Chamber of Commerce, Executive Member of the Pacific Business Network, lead organizer NorthWest Auckland Business Network & recently appointed Executive to the New Zealand Samoa Trade Investment Commission. With 10 years international experience developing pathways to military/police training programs, and consulting on corporate & community campaigns. A serial entrepreneur & NZ business owner, he holds Directorships & business advisor to many startups and SME’s.