Female Journalist Makes History As First Presenter to Read the News With Face Tattoo

Female Journalist Makes History As First Presenter to Read the News With Face Tattoo

  • Orini Kaipara has achieved her dream of reading the primetime news, something that had been impossible before
  • She wears a moko kauae, a traditional Moari tattoo worn by women and is proud of her heritage
  • Orini believes that this is a huge step forward for Moari people and for all people of colour

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Orini Kaipara has made history as the worlds first person to read the news sporting a Maori face tattoo.

The chin tattoo is known as a moko kauae and is a traditional feature of Maori culture worn by women.

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Orini Kaipara is proud of her Moari heritage. Photo credit: @oriinz
Source: Instagram

The 37-year-old journalist revealed that it had always been her dream to read the primetime news while proudly displaying her culture.

She believes that the historic milestone is a step in the right direction according to the Daily Sun.

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The New Zealander is proud of her heritage and knows how important this is to Moari people and more broadly for all people of colour.

Here is what some people had to say about the historic event


"QUEEN!!!!!!! You did that xx ❤️"


"Ecstatic for you and for us - to have you on our screens at 6pm ❤️"


"You make the tv news better❤❤"


"Made a great occasion of switching on the telly and cheering when you came on So awesome to see you on at prime time ❤️"


"CONGRATULATIONS! Prime Time. You are a trailblazer, a true pioneer and are so inspirational to so many beyond NZ. May you continue to thrive and excel blessings from Nigeria via London."

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Earlier, Briefly News reported that AKA has just shared his newest addition to his growing tattoo sleeve with his followers. The rapper decided to honour of the biggest music icons in the world by getting a portrait of Michael Jackson on his forearm. Peeps have had mixed reactions to the tattoo decision.

TimesLIVE reported that AKA has two tattoos of the Smooth Criminal hitmaker. He got the first one back in 2014 when he shared that Michael was the best to ever do it in the music biz. The rapper draws quite a bit of inspiration from the singer, so it made sense to have two MJ portraits on each bicep.

Mr Supa Mega shared the photos from his ink session on Instagram, where he posed with the proud artist behind the portrait. He wrote:

"The Original MJ … & my favourite MJ. Thank You @royalink_sa for blessing myself and @steffan.forbes with some new ink ✍️ for the summer ☀️"

Source: Briefly News

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