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I'm pākeha (tangata Tiriti) based in Otepoti, New Zealand. I'm Head of Customer Experience at CloudCannon. A Parent. A Cat owner. An elderly footballer. Intermittent noise maker and collector of records. Formally, a business owner, academic, radio host, Tāmaki Makaurau citizen and other forgotten things.
At my previous role we celebrated Te Wiki o te Reo Māori every year. As part of this activity we took it a step further and referred to each other by the Māori translation of our names. I loved it so much and felt it a genuine honour to be called Ānaru everyday (Anndroo 😬) particularly by tangata whenua. As a result I sought permission to use Ānaru as a domain name to identify more strongly as pākeha/tangata Tiriti and support te reo in a practical way.
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