Sending remittances to families overseas creates a culture of financial dependency.
Cultural practices such as fa'alavelave drain financial resources and reduce the ability of Samoan people to accumulate wealth.
The pressure to meet family obligations contributes to increasing trends in mental health problems.
These topics and more were the subject of discussion at this year's So’otaga Academics Day at the University of Waikato, which Tim Swann, our Manukoloa - Pasifika Programmes manager, attended. Watch some of the highlights below.