7 Feb 2021

Calling Home: Jane Va'afusuaga in Vailima, Samoa

From Sunday Morning, 7:36 am on 7 February 2021

Former Wellingtonian Jane Va'afusuaga fell in love with Samoa the first time she visited in the late 1980s. She vowed to return one day but never imagined that she would eventually marry a Samoan Matai and end up living there for the better part of two decades. The mother, author, business-owner and woman of many considerable talents splits her time between Vailima, near Apia, and the family village, Falease'ela, on the other side of Upolu Island.

Tui, Coco and Jane Va'afusuaga in Samoa.

Tui, Coco and Jane Va'afusuaga in Samoa. Photo: Supplied