Talanoa in Tokelau


This is probably the most isolated focus group I have ever done. A four hour flight from NZ to Samoa, then a 24-hour boat trip to the tiny Tokelauan atolls to undertake interviews for a Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade (MFAT) evaluation. Absolutely a highlight of my evaluation career, and so valuable to experience the isolation first-hand as it impacts on every aspect of Tokelauan life. Mamalu o na Taupelega e Tolu, thank you for your wonderfully warm hospitality and for sharing your views and experiences.