Poutu, Liana

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Poutu is a tamaiti whangai, raised with her younger sister by her grandparents after their parents separated, when Liana was eight. She was an ideal child, academic and active in sports and school politics.

She has three university degrees, won the National Maori Moot competition in 2000.


"Wahine Pakari - Flying High: Picture Perfect," Mana, no. 38 (February-March 2001), p. 25-26


Polynesian, Melanesian
20th Century
21st Century
School-age Years, Adolescence
Parental Relationship Breakdown, Divorce
Customary or Traditional Adoption, Informal and Extra-Legal Care
Parents Separated or Divorced
Parents Married (or Partnered) to Each Other
Birth Siblings Placed Together
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