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The Casketeers' Kaiora Tipene reveals how she gets five boys out the door in the morning

The star of hit series The Casketeers shares her favourite music, movies, style icons, and how to get five boys out the door in the morning.

My typical morning…
I have five boys to organise in the morning – six including my husband. My 11-month-old is often my morning alarm, he wakes before 6am. I like to let him lie there for a bit because I enjoy watching him talk to the ceiling. It also gives me a five-minute window to check my phone for work updates. By then the baby has realised I'm awake and wants my attention so I get him changed, wash his face then put him in the lounge with a box of Lego, playing Anika Moa's Songs for Bubbas 3. I get the lunches ready for my four other sons and wake them up for school. My two older boys (14 and 11) get themselves ready.
My six- and five-year-olds aren't morning boys so you kind of have to entertain them when you wake them, letting them know their hair is so cool and their school uniform looks so great on them. Then I jump in the shower and get ready, do one quick squizz of the house, chuck dishes in the dishwasher, and in the car we go. (Note: during all of this my husband Francis is getting himself ready). Once we've dropped all the kids off I finally have a mocha.
My style icon is…
Emilia Wickstead. I love all her designs and outfits. Her style is second to none and I love that she is NZ-born.
My last supper would be...
Two Tim-Tams and a Milo.
What you do to relax…
Pull out the guitar and have a sing-song with my husband and tamariki. Our kids are quite musical, one would jam the hand drum, the other on a keyboard and Francis plays guitars. Our sons love it.
The city I'd love to live in is…
Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast. It's beautiful, hot and close to the beach.
I would describe my style as...
Sophisticated chic. I'm very feminine, I enjoy corporate attire and love my heels. At home it's usually tights and a singlet.
The movie I've watched most in my life is…
It's a toss-up between The Never Ending Story and Willow. I know all the words to both movies.
If I could raid one person's wardrobe it would be…
Probably Kendall Jenner. She is so fashion-forward and wears all types of clothing. I especially like her vintage look.
Kendall Jenner
The song that always makes me want to dance is…
Vibes by Six60. It's got such a cool beat and the kids know all the words.
The funniest person I've met is…
My husband. He is one of the most humorous people I know. He does crazy little things that make me laugh every day. It may not be funny to others, but it can certainly make me giggle for hours.
Season 3 of The Casketeers can be found on TVNZ On Demand

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