The annual Pō Whakanui was held on the 29th of November 2020 and was attend by over 150 students and whānau. The keynote speaker for the evening was Rhodes Kihi-Apuwai, past Te Tohu Amorangi recipient in 2017. Rhodes spoke about his source of motivation, and how mental health should be a common topic among Māori. It was a fantastic night, celebrating the challenging but successful 2020, where we had over 250 scholarship student enrolments from 25 programmes of study.
A huge congratulations to the award winners:
Te Tohu Amorangi: Reihana Wilkie
Best overall student, outstanding commitment and dedication to their programme, outstanding participation in cultural activities.
Te Tohu Ararau: Montana-Rose Perry
Most improved student, recognised commitment and dedication to their programme.
Te Tohu Apataki: Aroha Allison & Kieran Deuart
Team player, hardworking and dedicated to improving opportunities for all
Te Tohu Manawa Tītī: Ina Pickering & Brad Warren
This award acknowledges students with great endurance and resilience
Te Taonga Takakawe: Jonathan O'Halloran
This award acknowledged the student who persists and strives to complete projects and tasks to a high standard.
We also wish to acknowledge the 2020 Ngāi Kaiārahi Leadership Group, Rochelle Flavell, Mereohia Munday, Ana Tumona, Fatiaki Masia, Iziah Ellen - Aiavao, Armani Fluety, Craig Hancy, Zane Sullivan-Beard, Aroha Allison, Boydie Brown, Heremia Te Wake, Ina Pickering, Dallas Peneaha, Anne Penitito, Michael Nikora, Reihana Wilkie, Lesa Young, Sapphire Paul and Lisa Taia