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Ben Makisi

Ben Makisi grew up in Newtown, Wellington, where he learned to sing with the Wesley Church choir and at Tongan socials. He now brings this background to a flourishing career as an operatic tenor.

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Melenaite Taumoefolau, 'Tongans - Pacific Islands identity', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/1268/ben-makisi (accessed 28 February 2020)

Story by Melenaite Taumoefolau, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 25 Mar 2015