Te Pō Whakamana Kōhine 

The Māori Prizegiving Ceremony is an opportunity for students of Māori descent to be acknowledged for their academic, sporting and cultural successes at Tauranga Girls College.

This awards evening is also an opportunity to recognise those students who participate in certain whānau groups including Tuakana / Teina, Te Ara Poutama and Kaupapa Māori Committee.

The evening begins with an official pōhiri at Te Whare Wānanga o Mereaira, then moves into the staffroom for a light supper.

The ceremony then begins with an array of awards and recognition from junior to senior levels, culminating in the Distinction Awards to conclude the evening.

This year, we were very fortunate to be able to secure Marcus Winter as our guest speaker for the evening. An outstanding street artist who captivated and motivated our students with his “Lessons Learned from Landscape”. Ngā mihi aroha, ngā mihi nui atu e te rangatira.

“Mā te kaha e taea ai”

Te Po Whakamana Kohine

Name of Trophy



Te Mana o Ngā Teina                   

Brooklyn Glanville-Rolleston

Outstanding contribution to Tuakana/Teina Programme – Junior Student

Te Mana o Ngā Tuakana

Ani Rangitawa

Outstanding contribution to Tuakana/Teina Programme – Senior Student

Te Mana o Te Ara Poutama

Lesley McGillicuddy

Te Ara Poutama student who has shown marked improvement in attitude, ability and attendance at school

Kaupapa Māori Committee

Whitney Banfield

Outstanding contribution, support to the committee

Te Wahine Marae – Teina

Ngawaiwera Ngatoko

Service, contribution and support of Kaupapa Maori - Junior

Te Wahine Marae – Tuakana

Maraea Ranui / Tayla Turner Paki

Service, contribution and support of Kaupapa Maori - Senior

Whaia te iti kahurangi – teina

Piatarihingamare Devon

Most Improved - Junior

Whaia te iti kahurangi - tuakana

Vyaan Kakau

Most Improved - Senior

Te Amorangi ki Mua

Adriana Bird

Leadership Award

Te Kauanuanu o te Hākinakina

McKenzie Harris

Māori Sports Female of the Year

Ngā Kete o te Wānanga

Aleisha Hulbert

2nd Top Māori Scholar

Te Kahu Taketake

Alexandra Lawrence

Top Māori Scholar

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