Puleiata not re­ally greedy

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Kapi-Mana News’ front page story on Wind­ley School stu­dent Ains­leyana Va’aipu Puleiata mak­ing the New Zealand un­der-14 bas­ket­ball side has re­ceived neg­a­tive feed­back due to the word ‘‘greedy’’ be­ing used in the head­line.

Her coach and man­ager have both con­tacted us, say­ing a story about one of the city’s best bas­ket- ballers has in­stead be­come ‘‘de­mean­ing’’ and ‘‘em­bar­rass­ing’’ and she has been teased at school about it.

The ‘‘greedy’’ term was meant to high­light that bas­ket­ballers have more scope to use the ball than in net­ball, a sport which Ains­leyana is a Kapi Mana rep­re­sen­ta­tive as well. The head­line was a play on the fi­nal quote in the story.

Her coach Brett Jar­man has pro­vided sta­tis­tics that show Ains­leyana con­sis­tently leads the team in as­sists, prov­ing she is far from greedy’’.

We feel the story re­flected her achieve­ment ef­fec­tively and re­gret that a word used in the head­line took away from that.

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