Watene Campbell

Watene Campbell is currently 18 years old, completing his level 3 NCEA studies within a fully Māori immersed system, while also undergoing his level 2 Māori studies at Victoria University. 

Juggling the two completely different worlds of study has proven a challenge, however Watane has succeeded, with just a few externals left to finish.

Watene holds close to himself, his sense of indentity, enabling him to grow and sprout as a young Māori advocate in an urban environment. He often lives by the motto, "you don't know what you don't know" and never shies away from an opportunity of self-development and exposure. He says "connections are like extra sails that help me navigate the world", so meeting like minded people from all races, ethnicities, and backgrounds, and creating genuine relationships is his passion.