This is my family - the Ericks. We’re a pretty typical Niuean family. Most of my life I’ve been living in Glen Innes, New Zealand. For two years I lived in Perth, Australia.
My family is currently made up of four people. My grandfather, Steven, is on the upper left-hand corner of the picture. He is married to my grandmother, Maliaga (she’s the one in the black polka dot top) my mum(Red Top) and I . My grandparents have been married for 41 years! Together they have seven children and I’m the adopted eighth one HAHAHAHAHA. From oldest to youngest their names are Sandy, Stephanie, Christian, Wylma (My Mum) Anne-Marie, John, Hayden and me. This picture was taken on Christmas Day 2015 at North-Shore Valentines.
Interview With My Grandfather Steven
- What is your name?
Steven Hoyt Erick
- Where were you born?
- How many siblings do you have?
2 Brothers and 6 sisters (two of the girls are twins).
- What is your favourite thing about living in New Zealand?
I like going to work to earn money and feed my family at home and buy a house.
- If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go? Why?
Niue or Sydney,
Niue because have lots of land there to do some planting, go hunting as well, fishing and lots of swimming especially at Matapa Chasm, Tuhia or just outside of the house.
Sydney as it has fast public transport service. The markets are also good… they have lots of fresh fruit in stall. I like Sydney as they have great sights to see.