Francois Tumahai of Ngāti Waewae is welcoming the government's commitment to re-enter the mine to recover bodies of the 29 men whose lives were claimed in the 2010 explosion. The West Coast hapū say they will support families of Pike River Mine victims throughout the re-entry process.
Moana Makapelu Lee is a sports reporter for Te Kāea who has covered a range of stories since 2016.
Recently Moana was an integral member of the Māori Television news crew who covered the 2018 Commonwealth Games held in Australia's Gold Coast.
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