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Maori and Pasifika Awards Evening

The 2016 celebration of all things Māori and Pasifika at HBHS was always going to be particularly special, courtesy of the unprecedented success of the combined HBHS and HGHS Kapa Haka group Te Maurea Whiritoi at this year’s National Kapa Haka Competition.  The audience was treated to a stunning performance by the group in combination with the Māori Performing Arts class, and it got the evening off to a stirring and powerful start.  The Pasifika performance group dazzled the audience with colour, melodies and athleticism and it was a privilege to hear the reflections of guest speaker and Member of Parliament for Hauraki-Waikato Nanaia Mahuta.  We celebrated all that our Māori and Pasifika students had achieved in their academic, cultural, service and sporting endeavours, and present the award winners with pride.

Academic Awards Junior Winner:  Ollig Frank (Year 10) Samoa

Academic Awards Senior Winner:  Blake Akapita (Year 13) Ngāti Rangi

Service Awards Junior Winner:  Caleb Akapita (Year 10) Ngāti Rangi

Service Awards Senior Winner:  Tori Van Straalen (Year 13) Ngāti Maniapoto

Cultural Awards Junior Winner:  Zan Southon (Year 9) Tuhoe

Cultural Awards Senior Winner:  Te Wakaiti Southon (Year 13) Tuhoe, Ngāti Kahungunu

Kapa Haka Awards:

Tama Kaha Certificate for greatest improvement to Wikiriwhi Rangiawha

Tama Manaaki Certificate for most supportive to Leon Leefe

Kaitātaki Tāne Certificate for leadership and skill to Lucas Baker

Tama Manaaki Certificate for service to Te Wakaiti Southon

Leadership Awards Junior Winner:  Ashe Wainui-Mackle (Year 10) Ngāti Porou

Leadership Awards Senior Winner:  Rawiri Kapa-Hakeney (Year 13) Te Aupouri, Ngāpuhi

Sporting Awards Junior Winner:  Kiaan Watts (Year 10) Ngāti Tūwharetoa

Sporting Awards Senior Winner:  Stafford Dowling (Year 13) Ngāpuhi

Special Awards:

He Tohu Manaaki to Xavier Glass (Year 13) Ngāpuhi

The Good Samaritan Award to Sheridan Tuimaseve (Year 13) Samoa

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