Coach seizes day; tod­dler seizes night

Meet the coach In this week’s com­mu­nity pro­file we talked to North Otago Rugby team coach Lemi Ma­soe.

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What is your pa­tion? Pa­cific Is­land men­tor for North Otago Rugby, coach­ing. Favourite sports team? Otago High­landers. What char­ity would you give money to? World vi­sion, UNICEF. Are you a night owl or a lark? No, I like my sleep. Are you a dog or a cat per­son? Nei­ther. Tell us about your fam­ily? I have a wife, Philippa, daugh­ter, Amelia, who is nearly two, and a 3-weekold son, Richie. It’s busy. What is the name of a book that had a big im­pact on you in your child­hood? Prob­a­bly the Bi­ble. favourite other coun­try? Samoa. Do you have any hob­bies? I just like be­ing ac­tive. What would you be

occu- do­ing if you weren’t do­ing this? Daddy day care. Best ad­vice you ever got? Per­fect prac­tice makes per­fect. What is your favourite food? Lasagne. What do you love about the re­gion? The friendly, wel­com­ing and di­verse com­mu­nity we have. What was your first job? Com­puter and copier tech­ni­cian. What’s the one sin­gle thing you’d re­ally like to have an an­swer to? How to put a tod­dler to bed at night. What were you like at high school? I was quiet, and not that sporty. If you could live in any time in his­tory, when would it be? Now is good. Favourite quo­ta­tion? Carpe Diem – seize the day.

North Otago Women’s Rugby team coach Lemi Ma­soe with his team. Photo: Sup­plied

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