Shilo Kino (Ngāpuhi, Tainui) is a journalist based in Tauranga. She is passionate about indegenous voices and has completed her first novel as part of the Te Papa Tupu programme for Maori authors, run by Huia Publishers. Shilo also speaks fluent Mandarin from serving a mission for her Church.
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.