Tauranga's young top reo Māori scholar

  • Waikato/Bay of Plenty

At the age of 19, Tamati Nicholas of Tauranga Moana has achieved more than some do in their entire lives.

He has been acknowledged by the Government as the country's top scholar in Te Reo Māori with an award presented at Government House, and he believes he has a bright future ahead.

Wepiha Te Kanawa has more.