April Tahi Hohaia

2018 Tertiary Scholarship Recipient

April Tahi Hohaia

Toi te Mana
Toi te whenua
Toi ngaa mahi toi
Toi te tangata

Uplift the prestige
Treasure the land
Esteem the arts
Honour the people

April is studying a Bachelor of Māori Art - Raranga through Te Wānanga o Aotearoa.  To study a bachelor’s degree in weaving is enabling April to gain knowledge of the traditions and tikanga handed down by her tūpuna.

She has recognised that she must continue the path her tūpuna once trod and pass on her knowledge of Māori art in its traditional and authentic state and keep the essence that has been handed down alive and well.

April has a long term goal of returning to Te Tau Ihu and being involved in mahi that would help her whānau, and create a better future for the next generation.

Our History

We’re proud of our history and of our lands, so we’re documenting the challenges and the triumphs that brought us here today.

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Our People

Our people make up the many layers of our history and will create the layers of our future. To celebrate the struggles, achievements, success, contribution and inspiration of our people, we share their stories.

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Eke Panuku is your monthly panui. It's a place to share our stories and the history of our lands and tupuna. We also use it to keep you up to date with what’s happening and what’s coming up.

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