Hine Flood

 Ngā Puhi, Wairoa

“I want to take a stance alongside others in our community because I believe emphatically that violence has no place in our homes, lives and town. I personally believe that it is critical to raise strong men in our families. We need to teach our boys, our mokopuna, that it is ‘normal’ and healthy to have emotions and to feel vulnerable at times…such is life. Teach them it is ok to cry and emulate how to deal with these emotions positively rather than through conflict. Cherish the women in their lives.”