Norm Hewitt - Guest Speaker
Norm’s journey, to use a sporting metaphor, has definitely been a game of two halves. The first half dominated by the ‘school of hard knocks’ with physical abuse and bullying suffered and then dished out. The second half about restoration and forgiveness for himself and others.
Norm was born and raised in the Hawkes Bay. His rugby prowess started to shine through at an early age. Over a 14 year rugby career he played nearly 300 first class games and became All Black 938. He captained NPC, Super Rugby and Maori All Black sides. A personal highlight was captaining the Wellington Lions to victory over Canterbury in the final of the 2000 NPC despite having a broken arm.
Norm remains an astute observer of rugby and was part of a star-studded commentary and analysis team for Maori Television during the 2011 Rugby World Cup.