Why I’m running
The Greens have put me at #9 on the list so a strong party vote Green will get me into parliament, where I hope to represent my iwi of Whānau a Kai, Ngāti Oneone, Te Aitanga ā Mahaki, Rongowhakaata and Ngāi Tāmanuhiri. I will be a voice for the most marginalised people in our communities; Māori, Pasifika, and people of colour, Rainbow people, and people with disabilities. Based not on what I say I will do, but what I have done for decades. For equality, healthy nature and climate action #ThinkAhead
As an activist for almost 40 years, I have focused on kaupapa Māori and Te Tīriti issues. That includes 30 years on Rainbow issues, focusing on takat?pui and young people. As a leader within Rainbow, suicide prevention and youth development sectors, I have represented human and indigenous rights issues overseas, including at the UN. I also work nationally in health, mental health, violence prevention, youth leadership and research. Being a visual artist keeps me grounded. Google me for more info.