Kerrs Road reflects life and character of the late Papaliitele Peter Fatialofa
Tokyo, JAPAN — If you grew up in Samoa and Auckland rugby circles then the chances are, you’ve visited the home of the late Papaliitele Peter “Fats” Fatialofa and his wife Anne.
21 Kerrs Road, Wiri near Manukau bears many memories of rugby history both on and off the field for Fats and Anne, their 8 children and 10 grandchildren, as well as many others to whom Kerrs Road was a second home, over the years.
This past week at the red-carpet black-tie World Rugby Awards, the stunning Anne Fatialofa walked across the world stage to receive her late husband’s award, and put Kerrs Road on the international spotlight.
“On behalf of Kerrs Road, we want to thank World Rugby. This means so much to us.”
On behalf of Kerrs Road means on behalf of every life touched by the late Papaliitele Peter Fatialofa, who opened his home to everyone and anyone who needed a meal, a place to stay, a getaway safe space or just a cold beer and someone to talk to at the end of a hard day’s work.
The warmth and homeliness of Kerrs Road is the true picture of a Pacific Island family home where everything is shared as a community. You could be excused to think you were back in Samoa, except that it is an address in the city of Auckland.
Everyone who has ever walked through its doors is made to feel right at home.
Kerrs Road does truly reflect the life and character of the late Papaliitele Peter Fatialofa. With open arms to welcome everyone, evet so generous and always giving without questioning why. Like Kerrs Road, the Hall of Famer was loving, fiercely loyal and a reliable friend and mentor to many.