ACC Minister’s Award for Excellence was presented at Manukau City last week to Tongan Mr Filipo Motulalo.
After 10 years of working in the government’s Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC), Motulalo received the award with great appreciation and encouragement from the ACC Minster Judith Collins.
As a Prevention Consultant Motulalo works primarily for the insurance and prevention services for the Pacific communities including road safety and sports prevention.
Maritime New Zealand initiated The Folau Malu (Journey Safely) programme for the Pacific Island communities in Auckland and Filipo was one of those who pioneered the program.
They have been trained to become “MNZ safe boating advisors” and to assist boaties and “communicate safe boating messages”.
They go to the Pacific people in the communities and directly provide advice of sea safety and “make sure vessel skippers make the best decisions on the water”.
Filipo is married to Losalio Langakali Maka Motulalo and are staying in Mangere, Auckland.