Meet the new presenter of The Pacific Way, Patricia Naisara of Fiji, taking over the role from Lenora Qereqeretabua who has been the face of the programme for 25 years. .
Naisara is a lawyer by profession with a background experience as a TV Producer and Presenter with Fiji’s Mai TV. Naisara is also a former Miss Hibiscus, choreographer and contemporary dancer and Mom to 3 wonderful boys!
Q: What are some highlights of your 'personal achievements'?
P: The greatest personal achievement of my life has been becoming a mother to three wonderful boys and even more so a child on the autism spectrum. Most people look up to their heroes, I’m raising mine. As an avid feminist I have been blessed with the opportunity to raise the future men of our country.
Q: How do you spend your 'free-time'?
P: With my family and appreciating the support group and ‘village’ I have helping me raise my children and achieve my aspirations and ambitions as a career mum.
Q: What do you currently do?
P: Survive and appreciate the life and card dealt to me. I am a lawyer by profession having recently left private practice to join the Banking industry.
Q: Your message?
P: Being labeled a female leader. I am not a fan of labels and titles as I have always believed that they created boundaries and boxes that people needed to fit into. However, I have embraced the opportunity to be a champion for change and can only hope that I live up to the (realistic) expectations placed on me.
Welcome to the SPC’s Pacific Way team Patricia!