Ngā Tohu Matariki o Te Tau 2021

This prestigious annual event recognises and celebrates Māori whose passion, innovation, and dedication make a difference to our communities and our country.

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Waipunarangi - Award for Te Reo Māori me ngā Tikanga

Waipunarangi is the rains that help plants to grow, fills our rivers, lakes and streams and give life.  The rain is a blessing. It comes from above and impacts upon everything.  Our language, tikanga and experts are puna kōrero and puna mātauranga, pools of knowledge and pools of wisdom.

  • Congratulations to Stacey Morrison (Te Arawa, Ngai Tahu)


  • 2020: Quinton Hita
  • 2019: Pānia Papa
  • 2018: Paraone Gloyne
  • 2017: Rawinia Higgins
  • 2016: Scotty Morrison

Proudly sponsored by Te Taurawhiri i te Reo Māori.