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“Holy Moley we’re proud of the Sister Act,” says Flavell

“Holy Moley we’re proud of the Sister Act,” says Flavell

Te Ururoa Flavell, Co-leader of the Māori Party and Waiariki MP has expressed his delight at the success of the Maketu sisters, Kasey and Karena Bird, who were last night crowned the grand winners of MasterChef New Zealand 2014.

“When they were announced the victors, I think there were many of us who shared the sentiment of young Kasey: ‘holy moley’,” said Mr Flavell.

“It’s just so exciting to see young Māori women up there demonstrating their extraordinary culinary flair along with New Zealand’s greatest chefs in training.”

“The girls come from a very close-knit whānau, and it is obvious that their strength of purpose and cooperative spirit helped to propel them to a position of national acclaim.”

“These girls are the mokopuna of fine Te Arawa and Ngāti Manawa whakapapa and their talents were particularly evident under pressure.”

“One can’t help but connect their perseverance and determination to a legacy tracing back to their tupuna, Maurice Douglas Tukuha Bird who served in the 28th Māori Battalion and World War Two,” said Mr Flavell.

“We share with all their whānau the pride and the exhilaration they must be feeling today,” said Mr Flavell.

“I guess the next competition will be whether the tickertape parade of celebration should be in Maketu or Murupara!”


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