Nick and Vasa Tuitasi
Nick Tuitasi Q.S.M. is the presenter for our Pasifika Families programme. He is a gifted orator, who takes his audience on an exciting visual journey, weaving in true life challenges and research, which he draws from his extensive policing career. Nick is admired for his no nonsense approach, which has his participants engaged and laughing, while learning life changing principles and values, which can transform families.
Nick spent 25 years with the New Zealand Police and has been honoured several times by government and community organisations for his groundbreaking work with youth at risk. As the youth aid officer for Mt Roskill in Auckland, he launched new youth initiatives that have since become ‘best practice models’ around New Zealand.
Over the last 10 years, Nick has been a regular speaker at the popular men’s conference Promise Keepers and also the National Young Leaders Days events. A native New Zealander, he married his Pacific princess from the islands of Samoa, and they have three beautiful daughters.
They say behind every good man is a great woman (and a surprised mother-in-law). Born in Apia, Vasa is the eldest child of the Clarke family, who are well-known in New Zealand sporting circles for producing All Blacks (Eroni) and Silver Ferns (Sheryl). Vasa is actively involved in serving her local church in West Auckland alongside Nick and their daughters. She loves being a mum and is passionate about encouraging Pacific parents with tools and insights from her own personal experiences.