Rory shared a moment

Rory Butler | September 2021

A few years ago my wife and I visited Waitangi and I was asked to lead the visitors on to the marae.

A few years ago my wife and I visited Waitangi and I was asked to lead the visitors on to the marae. When it came my time to speak I froze. I was so scared of making a mistake that I couldn't speak at all. I'd previously spoken on a marae and should have been able to do so again but my brain wouldn't let me. Since then I've practiced what I should have said over and over and, if the chance ever comes again, I'll be very keen to speak properly. Tino whakama ahau.

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