Promotion of Success

In the spirit of celebrating and promoting educational success and achievement for Ngāti Whātua we present;


Toward the end of last year, Rodney College kindly informed the Runanga about their annual Maori Celebration Evening, Taiohi Pumanawa. The aim of this event is to improve student engagement and build stronger connections between the college and families. The College said that "It was great to be able to acknowledge the students for their accomplishments and, in particular, the ten students who received the Taumata awards."

Carvings and a pounamu taonga were also presented to the top overall male and female for 2012 and the winners were Tyra-Li Humfrey (Ngāti Whātua) and Liam Pride (Te Aupouri) with Renee de Thierry (Ngāti Whātua) receiving a Y12 taumata award.