Born in Lae, Papua New Guinea. Lived in Rarotonga from age nine years old. Second of four siblings with a large extended family.
Ko Raemaru te maunga Ko Moana-nui-a-kiva-te-moana Ko Te-Au-o-Tonga me Puaikura te waka Ko Munro me Dean te hapu Kei Tawa e noho ana ahau Ko Sandra Ritua Tisam tōku ingoa
Owner of a wandering mind, living vicariously through storytelling and story-keeping. Maker of tivaevae, lover of dance and the arts. Studied in Fiji, worked in Rarotonga and Wellington. Public servant and when-time-permits-writer/poet and lover of the arts. Maranga Mai past participant.