In episodes 111 and 112, I told you the story of three-year-old Moko Rangitoheriri, who died on August 10, 2015 while in the care of a woman his mother considered a friend. Moko is well known in New Zealand as one of the country’s worst cases of child abuse, but Moko himself was so much more than that.
For this episode, I was honored to speak with Moko’s mum, Nicola Dally-Paki, who told me all about her headstrong little boy, who was wise beyond his young age and who packed a lifetime of experiences into his three short years. She also told me about her experiences since Moko’s death, how it feels to be recognizable everywhere she goes, and the ways she strives to protect other children like Moko.
This is the story of Moko Rangitoheriri, revisited.
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