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Antonia Lilii, Associate Director

Antonia Lilii is the proud mother of two daughters. She is of Samoan descent, originally from the village of Leauvaa, Upolu, Samoa.

Antonia has a background in Union advocacy work, employment, community economic development and social innovation experience. She is currently the Uptempo Family Facilitator for FIRST Union based at Auckland Council (CSI) Community Social Innovation. At Uptempo she helps to improve outcomes for pacific families and struggling communities in Auckland to tackle in-work poverty. Antonia is passionate about helping Pacific peoples to progress, and to improve the lives of all migrant workers from the pacific.

Antonia is currently the National Executive Board member for FIRST Union as the Co-convener for Pasefika Fono and is a member of NZCTU Komiti Pasefika. Internationally she is an Independent Committee Body member for International Migrant Alliance. She’s an advocate for the promotion of economic development, social and employment interests of marginalised groups, particularly women, Pacific peoples, RSE workers, migrants, learners, and young people. She also serves on the Auckland Catholic of Diocese board as the Justice and Peace and Youth Development rep.