helps young Māori from gangs, poverty
A young Māori wahine is helping South Auckland youth escape from cycles of family violence, gangs, and poverty through her charity.
"I was tired of waiting for other people to come up with solutions for young Māori. We're dying - I nearly died - and no matter where I went no one had a holistic idea of how to solve our issues."
This is according to Māhera Maihi, who set up Mā Te Huruhuru in Manukau with the intention of shifting negative youth attitudes from within her community.