Mana Pounamu Awards Evening
Celebrating Mā?ori achievement in Otāgo Secondary Schools
He tāoka, he koha, he kura pounamu
The Mana Pounamu Young Achievers' Awards were brought about through the vision of the late Tāua, Alva Kapa, and were named as such because they were first held in the Year of Mana Pounamu (2001). The Awards are a Kāi Tahu initiative supported by Kā Papatipu Rūnaka ki Arāiteuru, the University of Otago, the Otago Polytechnic, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and the Ministry of Education.
The objectives of these Awards are to:
- Celebrate the success and achievement of rakatahi Mā?ori;
- Encourage rakatahi Māori to participate in tertiary study;
- Identify leadership potential; and
- Provide positive role models to rakatahi Māori.
The 2012 awards ceremony is being held at the University of Otago College of Education Auditorium on Friday the 26th October 2012.
Information about 2012 Mana Pounamu Young Achievers’ Awards and Application Forms can be downloaded here: 2012 Mana Pounamu Information and Application Forms. If you have any questions, please get in touch via our contact page.