The recipent of this year’s award is someone who has been working in the library sector for quite some time, and currently works for her public library. Prior to her arrival, there was a small rōpū trying to improve Mātauraka Māori services for the libraries in their rohe, with small movements already made. But her… Read more »
Meri Mygind – wahine toa award. This wahine is the very definition of initiative, creativity, dedication and promotion of Māori services within libraries. She is always coming up with ideas for encouraging engagement within the library and Te Ao Māori. She plans big and she often gives voice to others creativity and vision as well…. Read more »
Congratulations to Bella Tarawhiti for the Meri Mygind Award, and Dale Cousens for the Robin Hakopa Award. For the full citations, go to the Meri Mygind page or the Robin Hakopa page.
Te Rōpū Whakahau member, Vicki-Anne Heikell (Nō Te Whānau-a-Apanui) was recently made a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to heritage preservation and Māori. I am fortunate that I can do a job I love and work with iwi, hapū and whānau to tautoko the preservation of their photographs, their whānau… Read more »
Ngā mihi ki a Taina H Tangaere McGregor. Congratulations to Taina, this years recipient of the Robyn Hakopa award, for te reo Māori and tikanga māori. Mō te roanga o te kōrero, tirohia te whārangi awards
Kia ora. I am writing to my Te Rōpū Whakahau whanau to thank you all for your support and manaaki during the International Indigenous Librarians Forum this past February; including the generous granting of a Toiroa scholarship to assist in my attendance from Raleigh, North Carolina. While I hesitate to call this item important enough… Read more »
Congratulations to Kelly Te Kare, Poutaikaka Aronga Māori – Libraries Service Capability team, Ngā Pātaka Kōrero o Tāmaki Makaurau – Auckland Libraries. For the full citation, go to the awards page
Ngā mihi ki a Francis Leaf. Congratulations to Francis Leaf, this years recipient of the Robyn Hakopa award, for te reo Māori and tikanga māori. Mō te roanga o te kōrero, tirohia te whārangi awards
Congratulations to Ria Wihapi-Waikerepuru, 2017 recipient of the Meri Mygind Wahine Toa Award. Further information about her achievements is available on the awards page.
Congratulations to Jacqueline Snee, 2017 recipient of the Robin Hakopa Te Reo Māori Award. Further information about her achievements is available on the awards page.