Luke’s Story

What is the most important thing to you?



I would probably have to say relationships. The first thing that came to mind was my partner. We moved in together earlier this year and it’s been really great so far. She’s pretty special, and that’s definitely one of the most important things in my life at the moment.

I would also say whānau. Most of my family all live in different places but whānau has always been really important to us. A couple of months ago my Granddad passed away and it just reinforced how important family is. I feel really lucky to have such an awesome whānau.

Thirdly I would say my mahi. I work in a couple of different roles advocating with and for children and young people. To me, that’s a really important thing, partly because I believe it’s an important issue, but also because it gives me a sense of purpose. I feel really privileged to be able to do work which feels meaningful and which I feel is important.

All of those things feel in some way to do with relationships, whether it’s my personal relationships or advocating for others. So that’s what I would say if I had to describe it in one word.


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