This award is administered in partnership by LIANZA, The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand and Te Rōpū Whakahau.
Website: Te Pumanawa LIANZA

The Te Pumanawa Award was initially part of the NZLIA prize which commemorates the establishment in 1942 and administration of the Association’s Certificate course, the forerunner for many years of the New Zealand Library Studies Certificate, and the Association’s long-standing interest in the students of those courses.

This award is awarded annually to the student of the Open Polytechnic of New Zealand who completes the best piece of work on a bicultural theme in any of the courses which make up the Information and Library Studies major.

The winner will be judged to have produced a piece of work which displays a significant understanding and appreciation of biculturalism in New Zealand. A representative of Te Rōpū Whakahau will be on the panel which assesses the work for this award.

The prize shall consist of a two hundred dollar book voucher, a LIANZA bookplate, a commemorative certificate and a complimentary LIANZA membership for a period of twelve months.

Established 1999