Story: The New Zealanders

Bernice Mene

Bernice Mene

Although the new ethnic groups, with distinct traditions, broadened the image of the New Zealander, some from an immigrant background won success in traditional areas of national achievement such as sport. A good example was Bernice Mene, whose father had migrated from Samoa. She became captain of the national netball team, the Silver Ferns. Here, Bernice Mene (right) holds the Coca Cola Cup for the Southern Sting in 2000.

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Jock Phillips, 'The New Zealanders - Multicultural New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/2004/bernice-mene (accessed 1 June 2020)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 20 May 2015