Pacific people who lost their tourism sector jobs during the Covid-19 lockdown are hoping for a re-structure in their work-life balance when those jobs return.
Thousands of people were put out of work by the pandemic and many have since reconnected with their culture by farming, growing vegetables and fishing.
It's awakened a desire to stay connected.
These are the findings from research undertaken by Massey University.
Development studies lecturer, Dr Api Movono, told Don Wiseman what they found.