Talor Kahu, the son of Mark Kahu (Ngāti Tura), and Marua Jan Kahu (née Te Au), (Ngāti Māmoe), of Rotorua, is no stranger to breaking sports records. Talor, 17, was badly injured playing rugby a few years ago and doctors thought he would never walk again but Talor never gave up and after succeeding in a number of other sports, he has returned to rugby and is now playing for the Western Heights High School First XV in Rotorua.

Talor (Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Atawhiua), is a descendant of Te Horio. He is the great-great grandson of Pene Te Au and Tuihikau, and Jacob George Newton and Arihi Newton (Whaitiri). [Read more…]