Saskia Stanton-Fromont
Saskia Stanton-Fromont

“Do you ever wake up in the middle of the night dying of thirst, so you have a glass of water and think ‘oh right, that’s why I’m supposed to drink that?”

Saskia Stanton-Fromont

Campaign Advisor – Student Intern

Ko wai Au? (from whose waters do I descend?)

Ka titiro ki a Io Matua-Kore i ā mātou hakamoemiti mō ngā moana e hora nei ee ii.
Ko Tokerau te moana.
Ko Puwheke me Rangiputa ōku one.
He uri ahau no Te Hiku o te Ika, He uri ahau no Ngati Kahu

Waimāori is important to me because:

Waimāori sustains us and is within us. It gives life to my whanau, my whenua and myself. As kaitiaki we cannot exist independently of waimaori and should honour it and recognise it as the best drink for our hauora.

My favourite part about being in the Fizz Free Campaign team is:

Having the opportunity to kōrero with the community on our changing attitudes towards waimaori and artificially sweetened drinks. I’m excited to get our Fizz Free Whānau up and running by sharing our experiences along with the challenge, our knowledge and our successes!