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Po’e Fa’amoetauloa Jermome Mika

Po'e Fa'amoetauloa Jermome Mika

Name, ethnic background, iwi/village? Samoan from the villages – Moata’a, Lelepa, Satune and Saoluatara.

Where did you grow up? I grew up in Manurewa. The family moved to the North Shore in 1987 when my parents were called to pioneer a church in Glenfield. Eventually, I saw the light and moved back to South Auckland with my family in 2011. A proud Papakura Sea Eagles supporter

What led you to work at The Cause Collective? I wanted to find an organisation working at the grassroots for our Pacific and South Auckland communities.

Who inspires you and why? My parents Reverend Muavae and Line Mika. They have been an inspiration to me with their commitment to the community and serving others through their years in church ministry. It was never about a job for them, rather a lifestyle which has given me an example of servant leadership.

What is your vision for health and wellbeing in South Auckland? That our young people reach their potential, and that South Auckland leads the way in rebuilding the future of Aotearoa post Covid19.

Who is your favourite superhero, and why? The Hulk – he is a nice person by default, but when he gets angry – look out lol.