Augustine Kopa

Augustine Kopa

Swim Coach

My name is Augustine Kopa, born and raised in NZ and lived in Rarotonga Cook Islands for 12 years only to come back and raise my young family here for more financial opportunities.
I am a qualified swim and day trading coach with experience in the hospitality and hotel industry. I have 4 gorgeous children 22, 9, 6 and 5 years old whom I love dearly.

I started the Pasifika Vegan 21 Day challenge due to being diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes in February 2020 and did not want to be medicine dependent. I had to do this challenge because what I was doing was not working and my body, mind and spirit knew if I did not change now, the future I wanted for my children would be determined by the attitude of my decisions and for any mother, our children are worth living for.

Other than my health goals of dramatically reducing my blood sugar level; my children give me the drive to give my all. I feel great, nourished and energized just by changing my conversation and relationship that I have with food.

Meitaki Atupaka