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Meriana Johnsen (Ngāi Tahu, Rangitāne) is a full-time journalist, writing about social issues and learning to walk in both worlds. She has written for Massey University's Te Kārearea, Stuff, NZ Newswire and Newsroom.
This weekend saw thousands converge on Wellington's watefront for Kupe, a tribute to Polynesian explorers Kupe and Kuramarotini’s discovery of Aotearoa and first landing of the waka Matahorua in the harbour. Meriana Johnsen reviews the show.