Albie Gibson IV NTOTW 22 10 2021

It is never too late to learn te reo Māori. Award winning rugby commentator and now ‘paepae’ man Albie Gibson saw how tired his Uncles who were manning the Te Poho o Rawiri marae paepae were and approached Morehu Nikora for help to fix the situation. They set up reo, tikanga and moteatea classes with a small group of 12 and now they have around 40 men who attend consistently. And Albie has graduated to the paepae of Te Poho o Rawiri marae. He talked to Erana about his reo journey.