Choice korero on Kāpiti tonight about giving yourself permission to speak Māori even if some people in the room don’t understand. Our children seeing and understanding Māori as normal and OK, has as big or bigger positive impact than the inconvenience factor of an audience needing to listen twice, firstly to ngā kūpu Māori (Māori… Read More Dear Pera, speak more Māori
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Nobody has it perfect, that fact that you can’t see what’s going on doesn’t mean it’s not real. And remember everyone has a different pain threshold. Their challenges might seem easy to you. Equally, the worst day you’ve been through is a holiday compared to what other people are going through. We all have a… Read More Everyone is going through something.
My role models growing up didn’t do a lot of talking. They showed me and became the examples. That’s a million times more powerful than telling. That goes for bad examples too – it doesn’t matter what you’re saying if you’re doing the opposite.
My biggest and most important piece of advice: Start off small, and be ruthless about it. I’ll say it again: Start off small, and be ruthless about it. Every person I’ve helped start a project in their town has agreed that starting small is a good idea – and most of them have then… Read More Starting Shoebox Christmas Wellington