Tēnei rā te mihi nui atu ki a koutou i runga i ngā āhuatanga o te wā.
Te Ropu Wahine Māori Toko i te Ora o Waiariki acknowledge the generosity of Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi, Te Mana Whakahaere o Awanuiārangi and the CEO for supporting the Ngā Pū Kōrero ō Āpōpō at the Māori Womens Welfare League Conference held in New Plymouth on Tuesday 26 September 2017 at the TSB Stadium and New Plymouth Boys High School.
The Waiariki Māori Womens Welfare League seeks to preserve, foster and revive Māori arts, crafts and Te Reo Māori by maintaining and strengthening Māori culture and tradition. Ngā Pū Kōrero ō Āpōpō is one intervention to maintain our language and culture.
Congratulations to all our Tamariki and Rangatahi who participated in the Ngā Pū Kōrero ō Āpōpō (National) and particularly those who placed in each of their categories:
1st (Waiariki) Heremia MCGARVEY
2nd (Ikaroa) Raniera HAUTAPU-FONOTOE
3rd (Taitokerau) Elite RETI
1st (Tainui) Hinaia RILEY/KIHI
2nd (Tairawhiti) Jacqueline TE KANI-NANKIVELL
3rd (Taitokerau) Kalani TOBIN
1st (Tamaki) Uenuku PAPUNI-ABBOTT
2nd (Ikaroa) Rapana KOPA
3rd (Waiariki) Morehu KAHUKIWA-REHE
1st (Tamaki) Ngarangi-i-Tahunamai TUMOANA
2nd (Waiariki) Puhikura TEKA
3rd (Ikaroa) Mereana MANEY
1st equal (Ikaroa) Nopera KOPA & (Tainui) Rico MITA-WATENE
2nd (Taitokerau) Kuao MOORE
3rd (Waiariki) Te Waoriki HUNIA
1st (Tainui) Roimata PANAPA
2nd (Tamaki) Kahlee HENARE-SAMUELS
3rd equal (Waiariki) Ngarangi WHAREPAPA-MOREHU & (Taitokerau) Lila-Blue PAPAROA