I whakanuia Te Tairāwhiti i ngā tāne tuangahuru mō o rātou mahi tōrunga i te hapori i te pō whakanui Tairāwhiti Men of the Year Awards. He pō mō ngā tāne kua huri tuara ki ngā mea kino, ngā pou whirinaki mō ētahi atu ki te ū ki te ara tika.
He kōrero motuhake to ia o ngā tāne tuangahuru nei, a kua whakamihia o rātou mahi mīharo.
Hei tā Tim Marshall - Tauawhi Mens Centre Coordinator, “Unfortunately Tairāwhiti is known for a lot of negative statistics but we got some great stuff going on and we like to think that this is one of them."
Ko Phil Paikea tētahi o rātou, he mema keenge o mua, engari i huri tuara aia ki taua momo, ināianei he māngai ia mō te patu kore.
Hei tā Phil Paikea - Kaiwhiwhi Tohu, “I was totally humbled by the nomination I wasn't prepared for it and just to be acknowledged in that way certainly spurs me on to carry on with the mahi.”
Pakeke mai taiohi atu, katoa nō ngā mahi rerenga kē, he ringa raupa hoki.
Tā Kiri Gilbert, “It’s quite good because back in the homelands its gang orientated so for me to be a voice for our hometown and to influence people to jump on the waka and just start doing positive stuff it's unreal I can't even explain haha.”
Ko te toa whakaihuwaka o te pō ko Henare Tahuri, he tauira pai ia ki te katoa, he pāpā, he rangatira he pou ki tōna ake hapori.
Ko tā Henare Tahuri Toa Whakaihuwaka, “I kite atu au ki ngā rangatira o Te Tairāwhiti nei te tiro atu ki o rātou mahi kei waenga o te hapori o Te Tairāwhiti ka mohio kē au tō rātou mana tō rātou pūkenga tō rātou aroha ki te hapori nei."
Kua ono ngā tau tēnei kaupapa e haere ana he pō whakanui mō rātou me o rātou mahi katoa.