Tēnei rā te mihi nui atu ki a koutou i runga i ngā āhuatanga o te wā.
On behalf of the Waiariki Māori Womens Welfare League, we wish to congratulate all of our Tamariki, Rangatahi and supporters of the Waiariki region Ngā Pū Kōrero ō Āpōpō.
The Waiariki Māori Womens Welfare League is committed to preserving, fostering & reviving Māori arts, crafts and te reo Māori to maintain & strengthen the ethics of Māori culture & tradition.
This year the event was held at Hei Marae, 147 Manoeka Road, Te Puke. It is a 5-minute drive west from Te Puke Township.
Congratulations to all our Tamariki and Rangatahi who participated in the Ngā Pū Kōrero ō Āpōpō (Waiariki Region) and particularly those who placed in each of their categories:
|Junior Female||Agnes McGarvey – Te Kura Maori a rohe o Tawera|
|Intermediate Female||Roimata Gordon – Te Whata Tau o Pūtauaki Kawerau|
|Senior Female||Ngarangi Morehu Wharepapa – Te Kura o Taoroa|
|Junior Male||Muriwai Iti-White – Te Kura a Rohe o Waiohau|
|Intermediate Male||Morehu Kahukiwa – Te Kura Maori a rohe o Waiohau|
|Senior Male||Te Waoriki Hunia – Murupara Area School Murupara|
The school with the most participants trophy donated by Marie Rangi whanau of Ruatoki in memory of the late Iti Rangi was presented to Waimana, to the Kaumatua Ron Haturini, for his total support of the students of Te Kura o Waimana.