Aug 17, 2020
The Honourable Poto Williams became an MP in 2013 and is now the Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector, and is the Associate Minister for Social Development, Immigration, and Greater Christchurch Regeneration. In this interview we talk with her family history and about her background and childhood and Cook Islands heritage. We also talk about her early years, first jobs, studies, work in the community sector and what motivated her to leave that work in the community to become a politician. What is it that gets planted as a seed that causes someone to put their hand up for politics? We find out all about that here. We also find out what the principles are that have set a foundation for how Poto approaches her role today. I really enjoyed this conversation and if you do then you might appreciate some of the 200+ in the back catalogue as well.
The Video by Jewel we discuss "... In the end, only kindness matters ...": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfsS3pIDBfw
Mele Wendt interview: https://seeds.libsyn.com/mele-wendt-on-culture-racism-and-having-the-tough-conversations
'Anau Mesui Henry interview: https://seeds.libsyn.com/anau-mesui-henry-on-empowering-pacific-people
This is one of more than 200 interviews for seeds podcast and you can find out more at www.theseeds.nz