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Manukau

Manukau

Manukau

Vinesh Kumaran

Subranani Gounder, Indira Devi.
“I’m settled here in New Zealand.  There’s no reason for me to go back to Fiji.  All my family is here so this is home for me.”

 

 

Manukau

Manukau

Vinesh Kumaran

Muni, Kamal, Goundar family.
“We try and go to Fiji at least once a year because we still have family there.   If we had to choose between Fiji or New Zealand, I’d pick New Zealand because there is better education here for the kids.”

Manukau

Manukau

Vinesh Kumaran

Rajeonal, Teresa, Goundar family.
“I last went to Fiji two years ago. I call Auckland, New Zealand home….actually, Fiji because it’s nice and warm.”

Manukau

Manukau

Vinesh Kumaran

Arumugam Gounder.
“I’ve been to USA, Canada and Australia but I like Auckland most.  The air, water and climate is good for me here. My family have all settled in Auckland. I don’t have many close relatives that still live in Fiji.”

Manukau

Manukau

Vinesh Kumaran

Ravendra, Anjini, Kumar family.
“I call Auckland home because it’s a good environment, better education.  Life is good here and all the families are good here.”

Manukau

Manukau

Vinesh Kumaran

Rakesh Kumaran and Pushpa Narayan, family.
“We both see New Zealand as our home.  It has a better future for our kids. We work here and we are New Zealand citizens so this is our home.”

Manukau

Manukau

Vinesh Kumaran

Nilesh, Darpana, Bikha family.
“We met and married here in New Zealand.  Both our kids call themselves ‘kiwis’.”

Manukau

Manukau

Vinesh Kumaran

Litesh, Ashni, Gounder family.
“I’d live in Fiji during winter and live here in summer.”

Manukau

Manukau

Vinesh Kumaran

Narendra, Narwada, Gounder family.
“I’d stay in Auckland because of the kids and I’ve got everything here now. I’m settled. It doesn’t make any sense for me to move back to Fiji.  We have grandkids now.  I call Auckland home.”

Manukau

Manukau

Vinesh Kumaran

Donovan, Suman, Bali family.
“We call Auckland home because it’s too hot in Fiji all year round.  It’s nice for a break.”

Manukau

Manukau

Vinesh Kumaran

Robin, Shirley, Shah family.
“We migrated in 2006.  This is our home now, New Zealand. I don’t have many close relatives in Fiji just my in-laws.  We visit Fiji once a year.”

Manukau

Manukau

Vinesh Kumaran

Ravindra, Binita, Nair family.
“Auckland is a better place to live job-wise and money-wise.”
 

Manukau

Manukau

Vinesh Kumaran

Mohammed Talak and Saneen Abi.
“My younger brother invited me to come live in New Zealand – so I did. I will go back to Fiji but only for a visit.”

Manukau

Manukau

Vinesh Kumaran

Cyril, Rameshwari, Anand family.
“I miss Fiji…but at the same time, I call New Zealand home because it’s where I live now and I don’t have an actual house in Fiji.
“I like the fast life here in New Zealand but I’d still visit Fiji once a year.”

Manukau

Manukau

Vinesh Kumaran

Renal, Hannah, Narayan Family.
“I came to New Zealand in 2011 from Ba, Fiji. We’ve been married for five years and have four kids. Auckland is home for me because all my kids were born here.”

Manukau

Manukau

Vinesh Kumaran

Ritendra, Subashni, Karan family.
“I’d go back to Ba (Fiji) for a holiday but not live there full-time. I base myself in NZ.”

Manukau

Manukau

Vinesh Kumaran

Raj, Veena, Kumar family.
“I haven’t been back to Fiji since 2008.  I have two kids and I like both Auckland and Fiji. I think Auckland I like because good weather, and family here. All my cousins are in Fiji but immediate family are here.”