Te Arawa Awards 2013 - Celebrating 20 years!
The 20th Te Arawa Awards were held Fri 27 September 2013 at the Holiday Inn. Apart from Te Arawa Rangatahi Achievement Awards and Te Arawa Maori Sports Awards, there was a new category under Te Arawa Iwi Awards celebrating Te Arawa Hapu of the Year. You'll all be very proud to know that our own Te Pakira Marae won the "Te Arawa Hapu of the Year" presented by Te Puia for all the achievements of the past year (see Te Arawa Achievements Awards 2013 panui here in the News section).
The Awards Dinner was well attended and enjoyed by all - as the accompanying photographs show:
Some of our own with the "Hapu of the Year Award"
Our kaumatua with Kingi Biddle, MC for the evening, who added a lot of humour to the night's proceedings.