New Zealand Consul-General and Former All Blacks Rugby Team Players to Meet with Lawmakers and State Agencies
Senator Donovan Dela Cruz will be meeting with the New Zealand Consul-General Robert Kaiwai, several former All Blacks Rugby Team players and Olympic paddlers to discuss the social aspects and the role of sports in keeping kids on track and out of jail, being good community role models, building character, and learning leadership, discipline and teamwork skills. Also attending are officials and executives of the Department of Education, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, and high school sports and youth organizations.
“One of the main things I would like to discuss with Consul-General Kaiwai and the former All Blacks rugby legends is how we can improve the long-term statistics for local Pacific Islander youths,” said Sen. Dela Cruz (District – 22 Mililani Mauka, Waipi‘o Acres, Wheeler, Wahiawa, Whitmore Village, portion of Poamoho). “Many of the youth in my district are Pacific Islanders who participate in a variety of sports such as football and volleyball. Being part of a team helps to build character and keeps children motivated to succeed in other aspects of their lives. I see this initial meeting as a first step for on-going conversations and partnerships with New Zealand on this issue.”
The New Zealand government established a permanent office in Honolulu headed by Consul-General Kaiwai.Posted by Hawaii Senate Majority Caucus | 0 comments