Hinekerangi Waaka

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Hinekerangi Waaka lives in New Zealand and was born in 2009.

  • Hinekerangi likes to read and dance in her spare time.
  • She is most inspired by Paralympic swimmer Sophie Pascoe.
  • Her favorite book is Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling.

“Young people getting involved with journalism means we will know more about the world’s strengths and struggles, which is good because then we can make a better future for ourselves.”

Hinekerangi Waaka

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A Day in the Life of a Helicopter Paramedic

Hinekerangi Waaka

January 15th, 2021

Our Kid Reporter talks with her aunt, who is a crew member on a rescue helicopter in New Zealand. 

How Kids Can Build Resilience

Hinekerangi Waaka

August 21st, 2020

It’s not easy to recover from a scary experience. An author in New Zealand helps kids develop inner strength through the characters she creates. 

Eyewitness: Coping With the Pandemic in New Zealand

Hinekerangi Waaka

April 29th, 2020

A Kid Reporter writes about her experiences during the pandemic. 

Revitalizing the Māori Language

Hinekerangi Waaka

February 11th, 2020

Our Kid Reporter in New Zealand connects with her ancestral heritage. 

Protecting Rare Birds in New Zealand

Hinekerangi Waaka

November 22nd, 2019

In North Canterbury, New Zealand, the Ashley-Rakahuri Rivercare Group is working to save birds threatened by environmental pollution.