24 Nov 2008

There's no question on the importance of families according to Tokelau church minister

10:32 am on 24 November 2008

The Tokelauan church minister reverend Tui Sopoaga took part in the annual Strong Pacific Family march at the weekend to show his support in efforts to stop family violence.

The annual march, held near Wellington in New Zealand, involves hundreds of marchers and decorated floats.

It began four years ago as a community initiative to show zero tolerance against violence.

Reverend Sopoaga says has welcomed the annual march because it's a united event involving all Pacific groups.

"Families are so important and that's why I'm here to support it because obviously it's a problem and people need to look it at in a more specific ways in which we can solve these problems."

The Strong Pacific Family event will continue for the next week showcasing Pacific cultures.