Sense of be­long­ing

Chloe Manga is a 24-year-old Maori lawyer and a 2017 Miss Uni­verse New Zealand fi­nal­ist from Mount Eden.

Central Leader - - YOUR PAPER, YOUR PLACE -

I have spent most of my life in Auck­land but have also lived up in my tribal area of Ahipara. Ex­pe­ri­enc­ing both the city and coun­try life was ed­u­ca­tional. The main thing I learnt is wher­ever you are liv­ing it is im­por­tant that you feel like you be­long to some­thing. You can do this by cre­at­ing con­nec­tions with some­one or some­thing - whether it be fre­quent­ing your lo­cal dog park or talk­ing to your neigh­bours.

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