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
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
Sharon Holt, shares her writing journey and how she came about creating Te Reo Singalong.
We will be adding more to this page so please come back to see other inspiring role models share their stories.