Vegan Pasifika resources
Talofa, Malo e Lelei, Kia Orana, Fakalofa Atu, Bula and a warm Pasifika Greeting to you all!
Apollo is an NZ born Samoan, whose family hail from the villages of Vaie’e (Mum) and Sale’imoa (Dad). Apollo is married to a beautiful vegan Queen from Copenhagen, Denmark, and blessed with a beautiful Vegan Wildling daughter.
Apollo’s area of work is in Mental health and Addictions, with a particular interest in Pasifika governance within Aotearoa NZ, and building resilience in our young people. Apollo also serves as a Warrant Officer in the NZ Army Reserves, in addition he serves on two other governance Boards. He holds a Master’s in Health Management and a Doctorate in Health Science.
Apollo has been vegan since 2010 and acknowledges that he has been very lucky and blessed with the opportunities in his life, opportunities that many people do not have. Therefore, Apollo wants to ‘pay back and pay forward’ those blessings into our communities, especially as a member of a Vegan Board.
Apollo will coordinate our Pasifika outreach by promoting and advocating the benefits of veganism to the Pasifika community. Apollo leads our 21 day Pasifika vegan challenge, while contributing his recipes and advice to our members. Here you can:
Check out delicious veganised Pasifika Recipes
Read about Vegan Pasifikas/indigenous living their best lives
Find out about the simple and achievable Pasifika Vegan 21 Day Challenge
Apollo’s mantra is “Give it a try, and change out one meal a day to vegan. Level up and do the 21 days Pasifika Vegan Challenge – it’s amazing what you achieve with small steps. You are not alone and can do so safely with support and no judgement. Always here to help!”
Join in our regular Vegan Pasifika Cookalong.
Livestreaming from our Facebook page. Stock up, tune in, watch and cook along as the fabulous and talented Augustine Kopa demonstrates how to create delicious magic!
Chia Sago in Coconut milk
Green Banana Salad
Turmeric Manioke with vegetable Sapasui