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Oriini Kaipara becomes the first New Zealand presenter to appear with a traditional face tattoo


It has been three years since presenter Oriini Kaipara had a moko kauae tattooed on her chin to pay tribute to her Maori origins. This week it presents the news in prime time on a New Zealand channel.

This is a big step forward for Oriini Kaipara.

In 2019, the 39-year-old New Zealand presenter made history by becoming the first woman wearing a

moko kauae

, a traditional Maori tattoo, to feature the newscast on television.

This week, she is replacing hosts Sam Hayes and Mike McRberts in

Newshub Live

at 6 p.m. (the equivalent of 8 p.m. in France).

"If there was one goal for me, it was to present the news in prime time, and that's what happened," she told


in July


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A Maori tradition

In 2017, after discovering through a DNA test that 98% of her ancestors were Maori, Oriini Kaipara decided to have this traditional Maori tattoo done.

According to the

Daily Telegraph

, it represents a family's heritage and social status.

"This is a rite of passage for Maori women, marking the transition from childhood to adulthood," said the presenter.

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Sengül Akçar, founder of Kedv

At the head of the Kedv foundation, Şengül Akçar is developing a network of women's cooperatives.

Kedv provides them with technical assistance and the possibility of selling their handicrafts in three shops.

(Istanbul, February 13, 2020.)

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Gülten Bingöl, one of the founders of Ilk adım

Gülten Bingöl, 58, is from a village in southeastern Turkey.

In the 1990s, she followed her teacher husband to Istanbul.

Mother of four daughters, she is one of the pioneers who in 2004 created the textile cooperative Ilk adım, "First step" in Turkish, supported by Kedv.

(Istanbul, February 10, 2020.)

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In the building of the Ilk Adım cooperative, supported by the KEDV association, Saime comes to pick up his four-year-old child.

This young mother has been a full-time cleaning lady for a year, thanks to the nursery where she can drop off her daughter Zehra.

(Istanbul, February 10, 2020.)

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Sevilay Ak, student at the Ismek center in Fatih

In a workshop at the Ismek Center in Fatih, Sevilay Ak learns "Tezhip", a calligraphic art often used to adorn the Quran with golden designs.

This former accountant quit her job to take care of her children after her marriage.

Now that they've grown up, she prefers to dedicate herself to art, which she considers much more fulfilling, and hopes to sell her decorations later.

(Istanbul, February 14, 2020.)

Marie Tihon / Hans Lucas

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Proud to display this cultural mark during her television appearance, the host hopes to inspire others to embrace their culture while working hard to pursue their dreams and career aspirations.

“Every step I take is like a breach in a glass ceiling,” she told




“This is a step forward for us as Maori, but also for people of color.

Whether you have a

moko kauae

or not. "

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