Author: Dale Husband

Brooke Pao Stanley: An independent voice

“I want to use my privilege to serve something that’s bigger than me. And I want to use my voice to highlight that some of us have so much, and we don’t realise that it’s at the expense of other people and communities and also of Papatūānuku.” — Brooke Pao Stanley.

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Ariana Tikao: Pushing boundaries

“Often, people will say ‘Kia ora’ to me now — and it’s particularly lovely for me when kaumātua acknowledge me and people start talking to me in Māori.” — Ariana Tikao on the response to her moko kauae.

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Buck is back — as Sir Wayne

“There are other things in the world more important than rugby. In New Zealand, that might not be true, but, in my world, being around family and friends and enjoying each other’s company is more important.” — Sir Wayne Shelford.

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Hope Tupara: Stepping up again

“The League was really uplifting for us because we got to understand that we weren’t alone. We got to hear of other women and how they managed to work through problems.” — Dr Hope Tupara, new president of the Māori Women’s Welfare League.

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Sarah Hirini: Back to work

“I definitely respect my opponents, but I don’t think I’m a good loser. I love winning too much to enjoy a loss, although I know that our losses have made us a better team.” — Sarah Hirini, Black Ferns captain.

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Metiria Turei and her new world

“Both Māori and Pākehā students . . . see that, to be an effective person in this country in the 21st century, they need to be competent in te ao Māori, te reo, and tikanga Māori.” — Metiria Turei.

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