Talei Bryant

Co-Founder, Find Your Fish Movement


Half Fijian and half Pākehā, Talei grew up in Waimana. When looking for groups to talk to about the Maori Electoral Roll, she stumbled upon Future Leaders.

When attending Festival for the Future 2018 as part of Future Leaders, she was deeply moved by connecting with and listen to inspirational people like Meihana Durie and Aroha Lawrence - so much so that she has gone on to co-found the Find your Fish movement, through which she runs programmes around the community to help people find their passion. They have set-up an office in Kawerau, and want to set up FYFM bases around the country and eventually be a nationwide, youth-led support group making a change and having fun at the same time.