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Robyn Hakopa Te Reo Māori Award 2023

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 »

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Meri Mygind 2023 Award

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 »

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He Hōnore Nui

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 »

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2020 Robyn Hakopa Award

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

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Toiroa scholarship for IILF 2019

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 »

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2019 Meri Mygind Wahine Toa Award

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

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2019 Robyn Hakopa award: Francis Leaf

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

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2017 Meri Mygind Award: Ria Wihapi-Waikerepuru

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.

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2017 Robin Hakopa Award: Jaqueline Snee

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.