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//081 Deirdre Nehua


Deidre Nehua (Ngātiwai / Ngāti Hao) has spent most of her life working for positive change for ngāi Māori, challenging the racism and inequities thrust upon our communities as a result of colonisation. She is also a writer and poet.

From her involvement in the Maori Land March and land occupations of the 70s, 80s and 90s, to working in prisons, reputedly becoming the first CEO to wear moko kauae and, travelling the world to exchange indigenous knowledge with other first nations people, she has fit a lot of life into her 7 decades.

In this episode we kōrero. About everything. She shares her experiences growing up in whangaruru, to the moment in her life she became most politicised. She shares with us her poetry that she describes as Indigenous erotica, and reminds us that you’re never too old to enjoy sex.


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