Awards

Robin Hakopa Te Reo Māori Award

Kaupapa
This memorial trophy was presented to Te Rōpū Whakahau at the Hui-ā-Tau, Wellington 14-15 Huitanguru 2001. It represents the importance of te reo and tikanga to Māori cultural identity and Robin’s personal contribution and commitment to librarianship.  The award recognises the recipient’s commitment in promoting te reo and tikanga Māori within the library profession. This award will be presented annually at the Te Rōpū Whakahau Hui-ā-Tau.

Criteria
The award will be presented to a member who has shown initiative, creativity, dedication and promotion of Te Reo and Tikanga Māori within libraries and within Te Rōpū Whakahau.

Any member may be nominated, but all nominees must consent to their inclusion.

Nominations for the award must be written and can be submitted at anytime during the year, with the closing date of 31 December each year.

A nomination for the award must include a written account stating how the nominee has shown initiative, creativity, dedication and promotion of te reo and tikanga Māori within libraries and/or within Te Rōpū Whakahau.

The recipient will present a formal address detailing their efforts and activities during the year at the next Te Rōpū Whakahau Hui-ā-Tau, just prior to the presentation to the next recipient.

Ngā Kaiwhakahau will shortlist applicants for the award and select a recipient.

You are invited to submit nominations for the current financial year which will be awarded at Hui ā Tau. Nominations close 31 December of each year.  Email nominations to trw@trw.org.nz 

 

Meri Mygind Wahine Toa Award

Meri Mygind nee Aratema worked as the Senior Māori Reference Librarian in Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa – National Library of New Zealand. Meri also lectured in Māori Information Management at Te Wānanga o Raukawa in Ōtaki and provided reference and research advice to the Linden and Whakatāne campuses of Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi, the Tenths Trust, the Te Āti Awa Trust board and to colleagues, friends and whānau around the country and the world.

Kaupapa
This memorial award was presented by Te Rōpū Māori – Māori Staff Association of the National Library of New Zealand – Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa to Te Rōpū Whakahau at Takapuwahia Marae in 2007 in memory of Meri Mygind (Te Āti Awa and Ngāti Awa) and Senior Māori Reference Librarian at the National Library.

The award represents Meri’s personal and professional commitment in all areas of Māori librarianship and information management and is awarded to wahine Māori in Te Rōpū Whakahau.  The award is a tukutuku patiki embodying Meri’s commitment in taking care of manuwhiri in libraries and was created by Kohai Grace of Ngāti Toa / Ngāti Raukawa / Te Āti Awa.

Criteria
The award will be presented to a female, Māori member who has shown initiative, creativity, dedication and promotion of Māori services within libraries, archives and information repositories and within Te Rōpū Whakahau.

Any member may be nominated, but all nominees must consent to their inclusion.

Nominations for the award must be written and can be submitted at anytime during the year, with the closing date of 31 December of each year.

A nomination for the award must include a written account stating how the nominee has shown initiative, creativity, dedication and promotion Māori services within libraries, archives and repositories within Te Rōpū Whakahau.

The successful candidate will be notified by correspondence in the new year and will be asked to attend the Te Rōpū Whakahau Hui-ā-Tau to accept the award in person.

Ngā Kaiwhakahau will shortlist applicants for the award and select a recipient.

You are invited to submit nominations for the current financial year which will be awarded at Hui ā Tau. Nominations close 31 December of each year.  Email nominations to trw@trw.org.nz