Beatrice Faumuina

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Beatrice Faumuina, ONZM

Beatrice Faumuina’s sporting career included competing at four Commonwealth and four Olympic games. Her inspirational career isn’t just in the world of discus however. After retiring from sport in 2011, she became the inaugural Chief Executive of BEST Pasifika Leadership Academy and Charitable Foundation. There she was able to realise an ambition to see Pacific people supported and encouraged into success. 

Faumuina is the recipient of the Halberg Award, the New Zealand Order of Merit, is the 2015 winner of the World Class New Zealand Award and is a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador. 

Beatrice Faumuina is currently the Trade Commissioner and Consul General in New York.

Watch an extract from the launch of the BEST Pasifika Leadership Academy and Charitable Foundation reported on Tagata Pasifika on 29 September 2011.

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Read more about Beatrice Faumuina on the Samoan Bios website. 

Read the text of Faumuina’s speech at the launch of BEST Pasifika Leadership Academy and Charitable Foundation. 

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Image: Screengrab: Tagata Pasifika.

Catalogue Reference P405477

Year 2011


Reporter: Marama Papau

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