Nov. 22, 2023 – Growing up in the Far North town of Kaitāia, award-winning television journalist and The Hui reporter D’Angelo Martin resolved not to raise his kids the same way he had been brought up. “I grew up in a household where there was a fair bit of drinking, which was normal in Kaitāia,” says the TV star, who’s of Te Rarawa descent. “Kids came home from school to a house full of uncles, aunties and people from the neighbourhood, all of them having a party.” From a young age, D’Angelo also realised how easy it would be to repeat that cycle, which is why he decided that when he became a father, he would not raise his tamariki with a strong drinking culture.