Dr. Keri Milne-Ihimaera (Ngāi Tahu) isn't afraid to say it how it is - or how it should be when it comes to Māori in the education sector. She's devoted her life to proving the true academic brilliance of Māori in a Pākehā education sector.

It all came to a head when Keri ended up taking on the Government of the time spearheading the community-led response to the statutory intervention of Moerewa School in 2012.

As the then-principal of Moerewa School, what ultimately transpired would be a titanic showdown with the then-Minister of Education that would force westernised systems of teaching and learning to recognise Māori success in the education sector.

This is Keri's story. This is The Taumata Kōrero.