Shilo Kino

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.

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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