Our Team

A ‘Suitcase Story’ has been a term used in theatre and writing to highlight the stories of refugees.  With the basic concept being that what is in a suitcase of a refugee/emigrant tells their journey, tells the story of the owner, tells others what is most precious to them.

In a community as diverse as ours here in Flatbush, unless you are tangata whenua, we (or our ancestors) have all probably come here on a boat or plane at some point!

Instead of the usual staff profile, the Dream Team decided to share our stories through images – five objects that best represent each of us and our journey in life, what is important to each of us, what we value, what creates our identity.

Our idea was that by seeing the objects we hold most dear and the stories attached to them, we give our community a deeper look inside ourselves and who we are.