Congratulations to Race Unity Speech Awards 2019 winner Robbie White of New Plymouth Boys’ High School, and runner up Nina Gelashvili of Kuranui College in Wellington.
Robbie and Nina delivered captivating speeches on ethnic inclusiveness in New Zealand.
Robbie used the imagery of a tui building a nest to illustrate stong and united communities – “Up, down, out and within, the tui weaves the nest. The nest of ‘he tangata’, the nest of the people. Humans woven together, united regardless of where they come from, their individual beliefs or the colour of their skin.”