Kia ora koutou, my name is Robin McKee. I am originally from South Africa and I work as a youth advisor at the Community College in Timaru.

Recently, I was among those fortunate enough to have been hosted overnight at the marae for two days of professional development related to working with and engaging with young people.

I must admit, I was nervous prior, especially about the pōwhiri after Suzy and Anna told us about what we had to do. However, a little think about where I felt my roots to be, allowed me to own my mihimihi; and then really embrace the idea of recognising where I belong and fit in the scheme of things. [Read more…]