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Riki Kahukiwa


Riki (Ngāti Whakaue, Ngāi Tuhoe, Ngāti Porou, Te Aitanga ā Māhaki, Rongowhakaata) graduated with an LLB/BA (Māori studies) from Victoria University of Wellington in 2021.

He has recently been admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand and currently holds the position of solicitor in Russell McVeagh’s Banking and Finance team.

After returning from a holiday in Shanghai in 2017, Riki began studying Mandarin. Since then, he has studied Mandarin at the prestigious Peking University in Beijing, represented New Zealand in the Chinese Bridge Competition, and has attained the HSK level 5 Mandarin qualification.