Made the finals!

Posted on 12 December 2017

Made the finals!

As mentioned in the previous pānui the Mana Rangatahi initiative was a finalist at the Te Reo Māori Awards in the youth section. A small representative rōpū of Mana Rangatahi graduates attended this auspicious occasion. The other finalists were national youth initiatives including the winner, Māori TV's Paia.

Cultural Advisor Kiley Nepia said the awards provided a great opportunity for our iwi to be acknowledged. He also said it was fantastic for our rangatahi to be in the same room as Māoridom’s reo champions and for them to start to develop relationships with them.

A highlight for some of the rangatahi was having a selfie with reo rock stars like Stacey Daniels,  Matai Smith and Macey Rika.

Mihi to Te Karere and the Radio NZ who covered this kaupapa.

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