As an Arts and Education professional, Lauie is committed to the advancement of young Pacific people. He have worked extensively with youth in both South Auckland and Wellington. Theatre highlights: Urban Hymns for Auckland Theatre Company’s Young and Hungry; and Macbeth, Uso, Six Lessons and a Wedding, Othello Polynesia, Aristophanes’ The Frogs, Three Men in a Box, Sione and the Beanstalker and Being Big for The Black Friars. Television highlights: Jonah, Mangere Vice, Jono & Ben, Filthy Rich, and web series, Baby Mama’s Club. Lauie has worked for the Ministry of Education Artist in Schools programme and in youth outreach to schools for Downstage Theatre. The performing arts have provided a vehicle for Lauie to encourage student voices and foster the formation of positive self-image and identity.