From a difficult childhood to a loving family of her own — Onera Beck might consider herself fortunate, but it's her mum Olivia, dad Jamie and three younger sisters who consider themselves the lucky ones. Taupō & Tūrangi Weekender editor Laurilee McMichael reports.
Onera's story is hard for her to tell in words. So, with the help of Olivia and choreographers Hannah and Lucy Golebiowski, she turned it into a dance.
And DanceNZmade competition owner Dean McKerras was so moved when she performed it at the DanceNZmade regional competition in Taupo this month he invited Onera to be a guest