Having started her career in 2005, Kaipara said that hosting the primetime news slot was the “pinnacle” of her journalistic dreams, although it was a “bittersweet moment” because her mother, who recently passed away, was unable to share the moment with her.
Despite all the positive comments, there have also been negative reactions to Kaipara’s presentation, especially since he often uses Maori phrases like “E haere ake nei” (yet to come), “Ū tonu mai” (stay with us) and “Taihoa e haere” (don’t go yet). The Maori language is very important to Kaipara. Her ultimate goal, she said, is to encourage people to speak the language that was “eliminated from my grandmother’s generation” and claim it for the Maori.
“We have not yet addressed a lot of intergenerational trauma and colonization and for Maori.
That is very, very relevant and moving as well,” Kaipara said. “Not much has changed in terms of race relations here in a long time. New Zealand Maori call on anti-vaccine protesters to stop using haka However, the “enormity” of the occasion did not go unnoticed by her, and in many ways it was a full-circle moment for Kaipara, who was inspired by Maori television news anchor Tini Molyneux when she was a child. She was my idol,” Kaipara told CNN. “She had the same skin color as me … she sounded like me, she looked like me.
And she comes from where I originally come, my family, whakapapa (ancestors), where are the ancestral ties with our land. Kaipara hopes young Maori girls will be inspired by her story as a sign that times are changing. For a long time, our people, our ancestors, our tipuna and we now, have worked hard to get to where we are,” Kaipara told CNN. “As a young woman, as a young Maori, what you do today influences and affects what will happen tomorrow. So all I ask is that you see the beauty of being Maori and accept and acknowledge .
it and do what you can with it for positive change. “The Maori journalist has made New Zealand history by becoming the first person with traditional facial markings to host a primetime news program on national television. Oriini Kaipara made headlines around the world after presenting her first 6 p.m. newshub newsletter on the Three television channel, with many hailing the milestone as a victory for Maori representation. She was really euphoric. She was over the moon,” Kaipara told CNN about the moment she found out she would be covering prime time.