In the news: Tongan families remain resilient post-Gita

Pasifika Medical Association’s Dr Staverton Kautoke provides comment and features in Maori Televisions coverage of Tonga, looking at resilient families post cyclone Gita.

Photo Source / Maori Television

Photo Source / Maori Television

 

Excerpt from Article:

Pasifika Medical Association’s Dr Staverton Kautoke says, “In the first few weeks you have what they call the heroic stage and the honeymoon phase where people are quite heroic helping each other out and their families but after at least 6-8 weeks the reality starts kicking in and people start to realise that they don’t actually have anything.”

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