First and foremost I am a husband, secondly a writer and a political activist. I’m training to be a qualified counsellor, wanting to work in small rural indigenous communities after graduating. I whakapapa back to the great Te Arawa chief Tametekapua, and my hapu is Ngati Whakaue of Rotorua (through the Marsh and Makai families). Politically I stand left of the centre, arguing for a socialist-collectivist approach to social policy and the health sector. I have a vision that the socio-economic status of indigenous nations around the world will change for the better over the next two generations, hopefully others have a similar dream too.