My Ngā Manu Kōrero journey began at a Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō Mana Rangatahi Wananga where it was proposed that I stand at the Marlborough Boys College competition in the Rāwhiti Ihaka (Junior Māori) and Sir Turi Carrol (Junior English) sections.
Leading up to the day I met with papa Kiley (Nepia) every Wednesday and Sunday and I also frequently video called Whaea Tinamaree Kaipara who both helped me deliver my Whaikorero.
The day came to compete against my peers at Marlborough Boys College, as I stood on the stage along with several other students and delivered my speeches to an audience consisting of whānau, iwi and several Marlborough Boys College students. I ended up coming out on top with both Rawhiti Ihaka and Sir Turi Carol s...
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