Fuimaono Karl Pulotu-Endemann

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Fuimaono Karl Pulotu-Endemann is a Samoan-born, New Zealand-based academic, nursing professional and fa'afafine and is called by Te Ara: The Encyclopedia of New Zealand, the encyclopedia of New Zealand, "one of New Zealand's best-known and most honoured fa'afafine".[1][clarification needed]

Coming to New Zealand as a child in 1959, and trained initially as a psychiatric nurse, Pulotu-Endemann became a health consultant on Pacific Health issue, and the Fonofale model of Pacific mental health[2] has been accepted by the Mental Health Commission of New Zealand.[1] As an educator, Pulotu-Endemann rose to be associate-head of Manawatu Polytechnic's Nursing and Health Studies (now UCOL).[3] In 1990, he became one of only two Pacifica Justice of the Peace in New Zealand.[4]


In the 2001 New Year Honours, Pulotu-Endemann was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to Public Health.[5] He is also a sitting member of the CreativeNZ Pacific Arts Committee[6]


  1. ^ a b Fuimaono Karl Pulotu-Endemann – Gender diversity, Te Ara: The Encyclopedia of New Zealand; accessed 24 June 2014.
  2. ^ http://www.centralpho.org.nz/DesktopModules/Bring2mind/DMX/Download.aspx?EntryId=1816&Command=Core_Download&PortalId=2&TabId=357
  3. ^ Profile, moh.govt.nz; accessed 24 June 2014.
  4. ^ Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences; accessed 24 June 2014.
  5. ^ New Year Honours List 2001, DPMC.govt.nz; accessed 24 June 2014.
  6. ^ Pacific Arts Committee, creativenz.govt.nz; accessed 24 June 2014.