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Ko Ngātokimatawhaorua me Tainui ngā waka. Ko Manaia me Rangitoto ngā maunga. Ko Whangārei Terenga Paraoa me Waipa ngā puna wai. Ko Ngā Puhi me Ngāti Maniapoto ngā iwi. Ko Ngāti Kahu o Torongare me Ngāti Pare ngā hapū. Ko Ngararatunua me Te Ahoroa ngā marae. Ko Will Flavell toku ingoa.
Will grew up in Whangārei, attended Bream Bay College and is passionate about realising the potential of our young people. He is an experienced secondary school teacher of te reo Māori and Japanese. Will recently completed his PhD studies at Otago University on the learning experiences of non-Māori secondary school students learning te reo Māori. Will leads the Education Māori portfolio and strongly supports the flourishing of te reo Māori in Tāmaki Makaurau. Will is enthusiastic about ensuring that there is support for educational and employment opportunities for our rangatahi. Furthermore, his role is to challenge educational thinking and practice to do right by Māori learners.