Writer and activist Kahu Kutia is based Wellington these days, but grew up in the valleys of Te Urewera.
She hosts the RNZ podcast He Kākano - which explores what it means to be Māori. The voyager award winning series has just launched it's second season. check it out here
She talks life and chooses her a few of her favourite songs.
Kōtiro - Force Field, Mara TK - Te Kete Aronui, Nahbo - What's in a Name,
SoccerPractise - Younger Looking Skin, Te Kaahu - Rangirara, MĀ - Hikoi
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