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LAITA, Lily Aitui
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Lily Aitui Laita was a trailblazing artist and educator. In 1990, she became the first Pacific woman to graduate from the University of Auckland’s Elam School of Fine Arts. She was a founding member of Tautai Pacific Arts Trust and was Head of Art at Western Springs College Ngā Puna o Waiōrea for thirty years.

Ngāti Raukawa;
Aotearoa New Zealand; Sāmoa;
Date of birth
03 January 1969
Place of birth
Takapuna, Tāmaki Makaurau, Aotearoa,
Date of death
06 October 2023
Place of death
Tāmaki Makaurau, Aotearoa,