Thanks Sue Leighton,

Queen Victoria School

Ms Leighton if it wasn’t for your initiative and applying for me the AUT Partnership scholarship (which I received for the four years I was at university) I would not be where I am today. You gave me the tools to build and grow as a parent, student, social work practitioner that I am today. I am always and forever indebted to you for never giving up on me!

from Rosemarie Williamson (Eketone)

Thanks Hura Duffin,

Queen Victoria School

Your quirky style of teaching History gave me the hunger to know more about being Tangata Whenua/Indigenous and to appreciate the struggles of the emancipated groups! You taught with passion, and you always had a way of keeping me intrigued, specifically your spirituality! I have often wondered what has happened to the “infamous Mr Duffin” – especially when being openly gay at that time was very often frowned upon. So much strength – Mauriora!

from Rosemarie Williamson (Eketone)