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Te Huinga Tauira 2019

Updated: Nov 6, 2019

Once again, Ngaa Tauira Maaori were privileged to take a roopu of thirty-one tauira down to Ootaakou for the annual Te Huinga Tauira, hosted by Te Mana Akonga.

The trip came after much preparation by many members of the NTM whaanau. The Executive worked hard to organise stand out merch for this years crew, as well as coordinating with our fellow Maaori Associations and taking care of our tauira throughout the stay.

Our 2019 Cultural Officers, Turuhira Hotene and Enoka Wehi went above and beyond to ensure our kapa haka bracket exceeded expectations. Our roopu attended weekly practices and even gave up their weekends for noho marae. It was all worth it in the end though as we took away the number one spot for 2019! Well done to all those who worked so hard to achieve this tremendous success.

We would also like to make a special acknowledgement to one of our 2019 treasurers, Kyle Murray who was elected as the 2020 Treasurer and secretary for Te Mana Akonga alongside Mamaeroa Merito and Nohorua Parata (Co-Tumuaki). No doubt you will serve TMA with as much generosity and hard work as you have NTM throughout the years.

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