Meet Happyzine’s new Maori good news reporter: Ani Kainamu
1. Who are you and what’s your role within Happyzine?
Nga mihi nui, Ko Ani Kainamu toku ingoa – Ko Ngapuhi te iwi , My name is Ani Kainamu and I am happy to be an addition to Happyzine as the Maori news reporter.
2. What’s lead to your involvement in Happyzine?
I have been reading Happyzine for a year, and have taken the chance to apply for the role advertised.
3. Where are you based and why?
I have just moved to Nelson to work as an Aquaculture Analyst, I am looking forward to the sunshine and exploring the West Coast.
4. Can you tell us a little about where you’re from?
I am from Auckland, with my whanau from Northland. I have studied at Otago University, spending six years in Dunedin, before moving home to work and travelling. Now Im lucky to be in Nelson into new experiences.
5. What matters to you the most?
My whanau and good friends are the most important beings to me.
6. What’s one activity that energises you?
Waka Ama (Outrigger Canoes) is my most favourite activity of wellbeing, skill, teamwork and freedom wrapped in one!
7. Who is one person you admire and why?
I admire each of my Nannies, they have loved each of their grandchildren and always have time for you.
8. If there was one thing you’d love to see happening more in Aotearoa, what would it be?
I would love to see / hear more Te Reo Maori in public in Aotearoa
9. What’s one Maori word you love right now and why?
My word is puāwai – blossom(s), flower(s) , puāwaitanga – to blossom, flowering. Nelson has spring-flowering daffodils on the main road to the Port, they signal the end of winter and of warmer months to come.
10. What’s the kind of news you’d love to cover for the Happyzine Maori good news column?
I would like news on activities, events of community projects, arts and crafts that could be shared. From gardening, to paddling, to fishing – it is all Happyzine Maori news. Feel free to contact myself and share your news: email@example.com