John Klaricich CNZM, QSO
Chair of the Te Hua o te Kawariki Trust
Senior Kaumatua of Ngāpuhi
“I am Maori, my people are here, I can stand here because I am part of them. My ancestors stood here before me. My descendants can stand here after me. In birth I was bound to this locality, In death I contribute to its identity. I belong here, I can stand here without challenge. It is my birthright, the only spot on earth where I can say this”.