30 Jun 2019

I want to make sure my kids know their heritage - Danielle Apaina

3:31 pm on 30 June 2019

More than 3500 athletes from 24 nations in Oceania will gather in Samoa on 7 July for the Pacific Games - the biggest sporting event in the Pacific region.

Meet the Athletes is a series by Pacific Media Network that hears from some of the competitors heading to the games.

"Playing for your country makes one realise how important it is to know who you are. I'm determined to learn both sides of my heritage so I can teach my children," Danielle Apaina, who will represent Niue in women's league nines at the Pacific Games in Samoa.

Made possible by the RNZ / NZ On Air Innovation Fund

Innovation fund Photo: RNZ 2019