Awards announced

The Mana Pounamu Young Achievers Awards were announced last Friday, with 34 young Otago people's achievements recognised.

The awards celebrate the success and achievement of rakatahi Maori, encourage them to participate in tertiary study, identify leadership potential and provide positive role models for others.

Awards were split into tuakana (senior) and teina (junior) sections.

Several scholarships were also awarded by Otago Polytechnic, for full fee payment of a chosen course of study, and AgResearch, for the University of Otago Hands on Science week in 2010.

Mana Pounamu Recipients 2009:

Tuakana - Senior
Scott Fraser, Otago Boys High School; Carl New, Bayfield High School; Logan Moore, Blue Mountain College; Kate Manson, Columba College; Ellen Warhurst, Cromwell College; Morgan O'Connell, Dunstan High School; Corwin Newall, Kaikorai Valley College; Griffen Leonard, Kavanagh College; Regan Gray, Kings High School; Riria Hapuku Te Nahu-Manu, Logan Park High School; Maniototo Area School, Rachel Hawkins; Rauhina Scott-Fyfe, Otago Girls High School; Talia Ellison, Queens High School; Rowan Tumai, Roxburgh Area School; Lee Allen, South Otago High School; Alice Parata, St Hildas Collegiate; Che-vai Thomas-Kavanagh, Tokomairiro High School; Lewis Chellew, Waitaki Boys High School; Natalie Brindson-Tipuna, Waitaki Girls High School; Riki Eketone, Taieri College.

Teina - Junior
Jeremy Rei, Otago Boys High School; Jo Ross, Bayfield High School; Clayton Peeti, Cromwell College; Cole Mackie, Dunstan High School; Tyron Pelasio, Kaikorai Valley College; Ashley Wallace, Kavanagh College; Shaleem Shelford, Kings High School; Rawinia Crossman-Nixon, Logan Park High School; Tamara Hawkins, Maniototo Area School; Hineaorangi Pakaua, Otago Girls High School; Missey Hosking, Queens High School; Kristin Macdonald, St Hildas Collegiate; Tamahi Phillips, Tokomairiro High School; Tangiwai Shaw, Waitaki Girls High School; Rianna Palmer, Taieri College.


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