Tagata Pasifika

The Pacific voice on
New Zealand television

since 1987

Luti Tui’tupou Tribute

Paying tribute to the family of Mama Luti Tui’tupou, who sadly passed this week due to her battle with cancer. The Tui’tupous were part of the Unite against COVID-19 Family Time segment. They opened their home to the nation and enabled our Tongan language to be heard and our Pacific stories to be seen and shared nationwide.

In the wake of Mama Luti’s passing, today marks the birthday of her sweetheart Papa Viliami Tui’tupou, who is also terminally ill with cancer and was taken into hospital yesterday.

We send our love and prayers out to family and friends and acknowledge Luti and the family’s generous contribution to these stories.

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