Knisha Ruland daughter of Joyce (Nikora) and Theo Ruland. Grand-daughter of Marsh Tutanekai Nikora and Jean Raha-Ruhi. Great-granddaughter of Ruma Tahuaroa Watson aka Ruma Watson. I started a journey of self-discovery three years ago and from this I made two goals. Six weeks ago I completed the first one (Ironman 2016).

On April 27 I achieved the second one. I graduated with a Masters of Education with First Class Honours. As always my family were there supporting me, grounding me and backing me all the way. To all my beautiful friends and study-buddies who have stood by me, listened to me, laughed at me and with me through training and study – the medal and the certificate are testament to great family and awesome friends. [Read more…]