Cherylee Fuller has set up her own photography business while bringing up her tamariki - on her own.
Labour's Paul Eagle was adopted, and didn't meet his birth parents for 20 years.
Too many young Māori men end up in prison - but Richie Barnett's showing them another way.
The election saw them ousted from Parliament, but they're refusing to go down without a fight.
Changes could be on the cards for our welfare system under the new Government.