Embrace new experiences – awhitia te wheako hou, see opportunities – kimihia ngā ara hou, surprise yourself – me ohorere koe i a koe anō.
Sitting in on a Wednesday after school class at King’s School in Auckland, it’s not hard to spot the slightly bigger samurai – the student with years of discipline and training under his brown belt.
Jaycee Maunsell-McMenamin’s job as a whanau social worker for Nga Puhi Iwi Social Services in Northland is, as she says, humungous.
Joanna Mathers’ first ever ribbon day was a personal triumph. It wasn’t just that she and the handsome Thomas won several ribbons. For Joanna, it had taken 35 years to realise her childhood dream.