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2022 NWŌ Awards

2022 Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Awards

Pūpūtarakihi Tohu Tiketike

E ngā uri o Tuperiri, ka tū anō te pō tuku taonga o Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei ki te whakanui i ngā tini whetū o te iwi. Our Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei awards event, Pūpūtarakihi Tohu Tiketike returns in 2022, after a two-year COVID hiatus.

The Awards will take place Saturday the 15th of October 2022 at The Auckland War Memorial Museum, Tāmaki Paenga Hira. Pūpūtarakihi Tohu Tiketike acknowledges and celebrates the incredible contributions and achievements that hapū members are making within their whānau, hapori, and beyond. 

This year, we launch the awards under a new ingoa, gifted by Joe Pihema. Tēnā koe e te arero pounamu.

The Kupu whakarite ‘Pūpūtarakihi’ originates from the kōrero matakite by Tītai, ‘He aha te hau’ . The traditional meaning is thought to represent the kaipuke sailing ships of the mid-19th century which were foretold in bringing new technologies, new people, and new thinking. Today, this term has been reclaimed as a metaphor for a knowledgeable or important person.

Nō reira, koutou kei ngā pūpūtarakihi o te iwi, koutou kua āmaia e ngā tai o angitu, haere mai kia mihia koutou e tō iwi.

Haere mai e te whānau

Please join us on the night to celebrate together the successes of our amazing whānau. As per previous awards, tickets for NWO members are kore utu and there is a small payment for partners. Some tickets have already been allocated to nominees and kaumātua. Click here for Tickets

Transport

Buses are arranged to transport whānau to and from the event. Please indicate when purchasing tickets as to whether you will need transport support.

Saturday 15 October

4.30pm: Buses arrive to Ōrākei Marae

4.45-5.15pm: Whānau arrive to Ōrākei Marae and board bus

5.15pm – Buses depart Ōrākei Marae

11pm – Buses return to Ōrākei Marae

 

Awards Categories and Nominees

Congratulations to all nominees.

Ko Te Reo Tuawhiti | Māori Language & Culture

Champions for the revitalisation of the Māori language and culture.

The 2022 nominees are (in no particular order):

  • Te Matakahi
  • Precious Clark
  • Turaukawa Bartlett
  • Malcolm Kerehoma
  • Joe Pihema
  • Whare Ako Kairaranga
  • Whiria Te Hono

Ko Te Wahaakiaki | Young Achievers

Inspirational rangatahi proactive in social, business and/or community situations, motivating and encouraging others.

The 2022 nominees are (in no particular order):

  • Rihari Gudsell
  • Sariah Paki
  • Tuku Whenua presenters: Hemara Wikiriwhi, Kuraroa Blair, Miria Morehu, Te Waiata Paora, Tuperiri Pihema

Ko Te Ringa Whakatupu Toi | Arts

An artistic and creative person leading the way in literature, performing arts, media arts and/or visual arts.

The 2022 nominees are (in no particular order):

  • Lawrence Makoare
  • Malcolm Kerehoma
  • Hana Maihi
  • Graham Tipene
  • Ōrākei Marae Raranga

Ko Te Tohu Āmiorangi | Environment

An individual or organisation that is passionate about restoring, revitalising and/or protecting the Taiao.

The 2022 nominees are (in no particular order):

  • Ōrākei Marae

Ko Te Tohu Ōkahukura | Kaumātua Ora

A special person who has made outstanding contributions over their lifetime.

The 2022 nominees are (in no particular order):

  • Ellen Kinred
  • Grant Te Pakihana Hawke
  • Whetumarama Porter
  • Rangimarie Rawiri
  • Ngāti Whātua Kaumātua

Ko Te Ata Kāwharu | Sports

High-performing athlete who has reached the pinnacle in their sporting arena.

The 2022 nominees are (in no particular order):

  • Jason Thompson
  • Deon Samson
  • Sariah Paki
  • Jason Hawke
  • Stevie-Ray Vesetolu

Ko Te Tohu Whai Rawa | Business & Innovation

A risktaker and dealmaker who has broken all of the rules to help improve life and/or is a resilient businessperson making a difference in the economy through their dedication and commitment to business.

The 2022 nominees are (in no particular order):

  • Butch Watene
  • Terina Gregory Hawke
  • Stevie Ray Vesetolu
  • Fred Povey
  • Precious Clark
  • James Rua

Ko Te Tohu Whai Māia | Community

Showcasing individuals, groups and organisations that play a vital role in the community.

The 2022 nominees are (in no particular order):

  • Deon Samson
  • Triysa Hemana
  • Malcolm Kerehoma
  • Kataraina Davis
  • Mihi Blair
  • Malcolm Kerehoma
  • Terina Gregory Hawke
  • Celess Eparaima
  • Marae Kaimahi Team
  • Joseph Talbot Davoes
  • Rangimarie Rawiri
  • Jordan Kidwell
  • Roy James Kidwell

Ko Te Mātanga Ora | Health & Wellbeing

A person who is dedicated to improving the physical, mental and/or spiritual well-being of people.

The 2022 nominees are (in no particular order):

  • France Badham
  • Stevie Ray Vesetolu
  • Ellen Kinred
  • Mihi Blair

Ko Te Ringa Mātau | Education

Is a thought leader making significant contribution to the development of mātauranga/education.

The 2022 nominees are (in no particular order):

  • Katarain Popata nee Hotu
  • Mereana Povey
  • Muru Thompson

Past awards.