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Judge Ida Malosi
In 2002, Ida Malosi became the first Pasifika woman judge in Aotearoa when she was appointed to the Family Court. Her impressive career has empowered and emboldened others. After graduating she established an all Māori and Pasifika women legal practice in South Auckland.
From 2013 to 2014 Malosi served as Samoa’s first female Supreme Court Judge and established the Family Court and the Family Violence Court there.
Judge Malosi is innovative and an advocate for youth. She has worked hard to implement alternative, culturally appropriate responses to youth offending in her community. This led to the establishment of Rangatahi and Pasifika Courts which, in 2015, received the Award for Excellence in Judicial Administration from the Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration.
In 2017, Judge Malosi was award Victoria University’s Distinguished Alumni Award.
Watch Ida Malosi being sworn-in as a Judge, in this clip from Tagata Pasifika.
Find out more about Ida Malosi:
Listen to the RNZ interview with Ida Malosi, I thought all Samoans lived in Bluff.
Read her Alumni profile on the Victoria University Wellington website.
Image: Screengrab from Tagata Pasifika courtesy TVNZ.
Catalogue Reference TZP263853
Director: Osone Okesene
Presenter/Reporter: Lisa Taouma