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Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Duffy Assembly with Niva Retimanu

Today, Monday 18 September, 2017,  a woman named Niva Retimanu came to our school, Glenbrae, as our Duffy role model to talk to us about her job and how important reading is. Niva works in the radio industry at NewstalkZB and has been since she was 18 years old, she has been in the radio industry for about 30 years now. She is from a Samoan heritage but was raised in Invercargill.


Niva talked to us about her job in the radio industry and how reading was very important to have her kind of job. She said so herself that she wasn’t the best at reading, but she spent quite some time in the library, so her reading skills progressed.


During the Duffy assembly, Niva read us a book called “Kiss, kiss, yuck, yuck”. It was about an Aunt who always kissed her nephew on the cheek every time she visited him, and he would try to hide from her in different places such as under the bed, etc..

Whilst she read the book out loud, Niva told us to yell out “yuck! yuck!” every time the Aunt kissed her nephew on the cheek. After that, we sang the Duffy song and Niva joined in as well.


Thank you Niva, you are an inspiration to many people.

Niva Retimanu


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