Kia ora anō e te whānau!
Fruit from the Vine/FFTV is officially live! If you followed my blog on the old site, I'm so stoked to know you found your way to the new one. Because of everyone's support FFTV has expanded in purpose and evolved in form and I want to give a mihi out to every single person who backed this kaupapa when it was just an idea. If you're a first time visitor, nau mai, haere mai e hoa! I hope you find everything you're looking for.
This is a kōrero for anyone thinking about going into the UN; may it leave you richer in thought than clearer in your direction.
Someone will be the reason you keep going, and you will be the reason someone else keeps going.
"Talking about hauora and counselling, I don't think it's something that's normalised enough for us as rangatahi; we need to change that."
"You are powerful, you are strong, you can make a difference, you are significant, you are valuable, you can change the world."
"My whānau and our values, a lot of that leads back to connection with the ngahere."
"Looking back over these past few years, my taha Māori has gotten me to so many cool places in life and I never could have gotten to them without it."
“That's the thing I love about our waka kaupapa — everyone knows that when we’re on the waka, we’re one.”
"While I’ve seen so many cuzzies stop growing or reaching, I can still see how they could be rocking this world with how amazing they are."
"Our people have always been the motivating factor for me, it always pushes me to keep fighting the good fight."
"I stopped worrying about what people thought of me. I loved music, I loved singing and I was done apologising for that."