Snacks and Chats, Episode 5: Kanoa Lloyd

“I’ve started to realise that when a Māori person asks you where you come from, that’s part of what we do. You talk about your tūrangawaewae and your whānau and I kind of struggled with that for some time…Also because my Mum is Pākehā she always said, “You’re half Māori and you’re half Pākehā,”…so I would be giving them a break-down of my DNA, when they were just trying to say, “Hi, What’s up?”

TV3 weather presenter Kanoa Lloyd talks to Lani & Ben about the pressure that comes with publicly advocating for te reo Māori in mainstream media, dealing with criticism, being outspoken about abuse, travelling around the country as a kid, and how starting out in children’s TV taught her valuable lessons about writing and presenting the weather.

And, what may be a first in Snacks and Chats history – everyone actually eats snacks during their chats!!

Listen on iTunes here.

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