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Role Models Videos

Over the last few years, we have had to take Duffy role models online due to the uncertainty around the outbreak of Covid-19 in Aotearoa. Our schools had the option of having a live 'Zoom' assembly with a role model or receiving a pre-record before handing our the latest round of Duffy books. This page contains those pre-recorded assemblies that our outstanding role models spent a lot of their time putting together to share the joy and importance of reading with students all over New Zealand! We can't thank all of our role models enough for their mahi in the name of literacy and book ownership for kiwi kids.

TVNZ's Melissa Stokes

Shelby Wolf

Joanne Guy, Author

Ultra Marathon Swimmer Liana Smith

Linda Vagana with her talanoa/korero for Duffy Kids

Author and Poet Judi Billcliff

Raymond Bishop - Musician/Songwriter

Raymond Bishop - Musician/Songwriter (Te Reo Version)

June Pitman, Author

Duffy Role Model Film Maker & Actor Hayden Weal

MGN Musician and Duffy Role Model Raymond Bishop

Actor and former Duffy Theatre member James Jennings

First up, Duffy Books in Homes General Manager, Linda Vagana

World Champion sailors Peter Burling and Blair Tuke share how reading, hard work and determination can help you to achieve your goals in life.

1 News Europe Correspondent Daniel ZOOMS in from London with Burnside Primary in Christchurch to share how reading inspired him to become a journalist.

Creator of Young Ocean Explorers, Steve Hathaway shares some wonderful footage and how reading was the stepping stone into his underwater passion and career.

Kapa Haka Teacher Whaitiri Poutawa shares his love of reading with you.

Black Fern Sevens star Stacey Fluhler (nee Waaka) shares her stories with Duffy kids.

Singer and actor Sam, also known as Solo Artist Sam V shares his love of reading.

Duffy Role Model Tim Tipene reads his latest book Rona Moon

Writer and drama teacher Judi Billcliff shares her love of reading and writing.

Duffy Role Model Nora Swann: Fashion Designer/Entrepreneur

Kiwi Fern & Captain of the NRL Women's Warriors, Georgie Hale

Actor Will Hall

Kath Bee

Sharon Holt, shares her writing journey and how she came about creating Te Reo Singalong.

Richie Hardcore

We will be adding more to this page so please come back to see other inspiring role models share their stories.