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MANA POUNAMU RECIPIENTS 2019

By Tim Lucas | Posted: Sunday September 22, 2019

He toka, he koha, he kura pounamu

Kia ora rā koutou - Greetings everyone. The Mana Pounamu Young Achievers' Awards were brought about through the vision of the late Tāua, Alva Kapa, and were named as such because they were first held in the Year of Mana Pounamu (2001). The Awards are a Kāi Tahu initiative supported by Kā Papatipu Rūnaka ki Arāiteuru, the University of Otago, the Otago Polytechnic, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and the Ministry of Education. 

Kā mihi nui (congratulations) to our Mana Pounamu recipients for this year:

Teina / Junior award

Erika Fairweather - Ngāi Tahu

Tuakana / Senior award

Grace Apuwai-Bishop - Ngāti Pōrou, Ngāi Tūhoe, Whakatōhea