Shilo Kino

Shilo Kino (Ngāpuhi, Waikato-Tainui) works as a journalist for Marae TV. Her writing has been published by the Guardian as well as many Aotearoa outlets. Shilo is passionate about indigenous voices and speaks fluent Mandarin; she is a member of the Asia New Zealand Foundation Leadership Network of young leaders strengthening ties with Asia.

Oct 20, 2020
Young woman in garden holding novel The Pōrangi Boy, smiling

'I wrote The Pōrangi Boy for kids like me': Shilo Kino on her debut novel

Sometimes being Māori feels like you’re on the sideline watching, and then someone chucks you the ball and you want to play along but you don’t really know the rules.

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Nov 24, 2019

A day in the life of a Māori journalist

The world is more connected than ever and hundreds of racist attitudes are just a click away. From well-meaning to outright hateful, when you're a young Māori journalist working in the mainstream media, the sheer volume can be overwhelming. 

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Nov 20, 2019

On Rose Lu and her gorgeous, groundbreaking book of essays

Shilo Kino, a Māori writer who wove her own ties with China, rejoices at the release of Rose Lu’s debut, All Who Live on Islands. 

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Mar 23, 2019

I’m struggling to be a journalist in New Zealand right now

The media needs to take some responsibility for the prejudice that Muslims have faced in New Zealand, writes Shilo Kino. 

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Sep 14, 2017

My te reo Māori journey: Shilo Kino

This Te Wiki o Te Reo we’re sharing the stories of New Zealanders who have challenged themselves to learn te reo Māori. Today: journalist Shilo Kino writes about finding her way home through studying Mandarin.

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