Abdul Kadir (left) presenting a gift to Flavell.
KOTA KINABALU: Just like the various small ethnic groups in Sabah, the Maori community in New Zealand hopes to make a name for themselves in hopes of getting the recognition that they deserve.
“Fifteen years ago, during a rugby event in New Zealand, a singer sang the national anthem in the Maori language, which caused a huge uproar in the country.
“However, now, you can see that some people in New Zealand are starting to sing the national anthem in the Maori language.
“We are a small population but we are growing, we are getting there, and...