New Year's Honors: Uluomatootua Saulaulu Aiono

Uluomatootua Saulaulu Aiono. Photo: Natalie Slade / NZ Herald

Collecting empty Coke bottles and selling them to the local dairy as a boy is what sparked one businessman's passion for entrepreneurship.

Today Ulu Aiono is a millionaire, having founded successful software technologies company Cogita in 1983. The 57-year-old has been made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to business.

Born in Samoa's capital, Apia, his parents and siblings travelled to New Zealand in 1960 in search of opportunity and set up home in Epsom.

That's where the entrepreneur in him was born, Aiono said.


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