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