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Local Focus A Tātau Kōrero: Andrew Tauatevalu

In this series, we wanted to find out who are our people in Te Tairāwhiti 250 years after the arrival of Lieutenant James Cook and his crew on the Endeavour, and what are the things that make up our community including insights, reflections, views and opinions.​​
Andrew was not born in Tūranganui-a-Kiwa but he and his family call this place home. He is at home on the rugby field. An up-and-coming star in the sport, Andrew began playing while at Gisborne Boys' High and now plays for High School Old Boys in the local competition. Andrew
has dreams of making it big and giving back to his family. He tells us his story of coming to Tūranganui-a- Kiwa, his love for rugby and the faith that keeps him and his family grounded and strong.
Andrew Tauatevalu