‘Still Here’ for Season Two

Award-winning docuseries Still Here is back for season two, with multiple DEGANZ members on the team! Litia Tuiburelevu (DEGANZ) directed and co-produced the series with fellow member Josh Yong as supervising producer and executive producer. Josh also edited episode four and provided additional editing for the first three. Also on the editorial team is Frangipani Foulkes (DEGANZ) as assistant editor for all four episodes.

Still Here celebrates the Pasifika community living in inner-city Auckland despite the decades of gentrification attempting to push them out. Season two profiles millennials from the remaining Pasifika families living in Tāmaki Makaurau’s affluent suburbs of Grey Lynn, Herne Bay, Ponsonby, and Western Springs. This season expands on season one’s core themes of resilience, identity, and identification, using an intergenerational lens to tell the story.

Some stories highlighted this season include Leki Jackson-Bourke, a community centre youth leader fighting to revitalise the Niuean language and culture, and Samoa House, the first-ever fale built outside Samoa, hidden in plain sight on K’ Road. Each episode is a love letter to the community it focuses on but emphasises the issues that threaten them.

The show is an unapologetic reminder of the Pasifika community’s unique Central Auckland indignity, proudly embraced by the younger generations, and that they and their families are still here.

You can watch season two on Re: or TVNZ+.

Last updated on 26 September 2023