Climate change has been signalled by the New Zealand Defence Force as one of the country's greatest security threats, one that is already having adverse impacts here and in the Pacific
Te Aitanga-a-Mate, Ngati Porou - Born and raised in Gisborne, Talisa attended Waikirikiri School, and Lytton High School.
At age seven, while living with her grandparents, her koro placed her in the te reo unit – a decision she is forever grateful for.
She has completed a BA in Māori Studies, a Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism (with merit) at Massey University, and has a background in print journalism.
Her interests include grassroots stories, indigenous cultures and progress for te reo Māori.
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