We were very fortunate to have Denzel Paki as our Duffy Role Model for 2019.

Denzel is an aspiring gerontologist born and bred in South Auckland. He graduated with a Bachelor of Sport and Recreation (Exercise Science) in 2015 and is on route to finish a Master of Health Science at Auckland University of Technology (AUT). In conjunction with academics, Denzel is a champion natural bodybuilder and was selected to represent New Zealand at the 2015 INBA Natural Olympia in Las Vegas. Currently, Denzel is working at AUT within the Office of Pacific Advancement and is a senior mentor for undergraduate, high school and intermediate students. In his spare time he loves to play sports, hang out with whānau, and dance.


We were very fortunate to have Georgia Hale as our Duffy Role Model for 2018.

“Georgia Hale started her sporting career by representing both North Harbour for Rugby and Netball, and Touch Football and Tag Football for New Zealand. When finishing school she decided to try Rugby League with the Richmond Roses and quickly found her passion. In her first year (2014) she made the Kiwi ferns and has been in the team since – winning test matches, 9’s campaigns and the MVP award for both events. From her football she was approached by the NRL to be the first Female Ambassador in New Zealand for Rugby League, she continues this role today with the Vodafone Warriors working in the Community Department”.

Not forgetting our proud sponsors for Duffy books in school – The Airport Warehouse team also joined us for the day.