Latayvia Tualasea-Tautai



Latayvia Tualasea-Tautai is a young Pacific leader from Auckland. In 2016, she was the head girl at Saint Dominic’s College in Henderson and the winner of the National Council of Women’s Year 13 School Girl Speech Competition. She is currently a second-year university student, studying on a University of Auckland Pacific Excellence scholarship towards conjoint Law and Arts Degrees, majoring in Pacific Studies and Political Studies. She has lived experience of the welfare system, growing up in a household with her mother receiving main benefits and is a member of the Welfare Expert Advisory Group, tasked to deliver advice to the Government on ways to ensure people have an adequate income and standard of living, are treated with respect, can live in dignity, and are able to participate meaningfully in their communities.