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Olivia Aroha Giles

Olivia Aroha Giles, who lives in Ōtaki, is a contemporary Māori writer and artist. She is of Kahungunu, Raukawa, Te Ati Awa, Te Whānau-ā-Apanui, Ngāti Kuia, and Scottish and Irish descent. She has an amazing whānau who inspire her art. She writes novels about contemporary life in Aotearoa, and writes and illustrates children’s books.

 

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She writes novels about contemporary life in Aotearoa.
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Olivia writes and illustrates children’s books.
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Olivia is of Kahungunu, Raukawa, Te Ati Awa, Te Whānau-ā-Apanui, Ngāti Kuia, and Scottish and Irish descent.
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By Olivia

Therapy

An interview with Olivia Aroha Giles
by Johanna Knox

Whānau can do anything

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