Ms Tuita'alili Vaitava'e Aloese-Moe, of Auckland, ONZM, for services to the Pacific community
Ms Tuita'alili Vaitava'e Aloese-Moe, of Auckland, ONZM, for services to the Pacific community.
Tuita'alili Vaitava'e Aloese-Moe was a registered obstetric nurse with Middlemore Hospital between 1975 and 2000. She discovered that finding Pacific early learning services was a common struggle for young Pacific mothers, so she helped her Samoan Catholic Community establish Sagato Iosefa Aoga Amata Early Childhood Education. She completed studies in early childhood education and, alongside her Pacific community leaders, established the Mangere Pacific Early Childhood Education Trust, and was the inaugural Chair, with five centres established today. She founded the Tava’esina Trust Board and Fetu Ta’iala Aoga Amata and opened another Pacific early childhood education centre in Mangere. She helped establish Malaeola Community Centre, which hosts more than 25 Catholic Parishes. Ms Aloese-Moe is a Justice of the Peace and a member of the St Therese Catholic Parish Fundraising Committee.