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Olly Ohlson

Presenter [Ngāti Whare]

Olly Ohlson is a pioneer of Māori language and Māori content on local television. As longtime presenter on daily children's show After School, his catchphrase “Keep cool till after school” (with accompanying sign language) was known to a generation of New Zealanders.

The biggest thing is to be proud to be Māori, and to be proud to be an individual. And the Māori philosophy helps them [Māori youth] to stand a bit taller. Olly Ohlson