WOMAN OF THE WEEK: KAHEALANI HEKAU

Kahealani Hekau is from beautiful state of Niue, the Rock Island of Polynesia and the world’s largest coral island.

Kahealani is as politically astute as she is beautiful.

Crowned Miss South Pacific in 2004, Kahealani entered the pageant because of her love for performing arts as a medium to bring communities together.

Now, she is attending the United Nations climate talks (COP18) in Doha as a member of the Pacific Gender Coalition to raise the participation of community based organisations in policy making; and to encourage policy decisions to be more gender responsive. Kahealani told The Verb about all things gender and climate change.

 Kahealani’s mission ...

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5 Comments

  • Reply December 12, 2012

    Susan

    Thanks so much for this! As a mother to four half-Niuean kids, it was great to see a positive FEMALE story from The Rock. Something to share and discuss with them.

    • Reply December 12, 2012

      Wendy Harmer

      I am SO glad to have been able to share a story from “The Rock”. I’d never heard of it. More please!! Do send our details to all who might like to share a story from Niue

  • Reply December 16, 2012

    Rhoda

    Such a lovely woman. I hope her mission succeeds!

  • Reply December 19, 2012

    babikir

    how are you

  • Reply December 20, 2012

    JessB

    What an inspiring woman! I hope she succeeds in her mission.

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