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Māori News Stories for the Week Ending 8 May 2015 (edition 15)

Māori News Stories for the Week Ending 8 May 2015 (edition 15)

  • This week two renowned Māori language stalwarts died; Henrietta Maxwell (Ngāti Porou), and Erima Henare (Ngāti Hine).  Henrietta Maxwell was a founding figure of the Kōhanga Reo movement, author and Te Ataarangi advocate.  Erima Henare was Chairperson of the Te Taura Whiri i Te Reo Māori / the Māori Language Commission.  Haere atu rā kōrua, okioki mai rā ki roto i ngā ringaringa o te Wāhi Ngaro.
  • Last Friday the Aotearoa New Zealand Māori Business Leaders Awards were held in Auckland. Award winners were:
    • Kingi Smiler – Outstanding Māori business leader;
    • Mavis Mullins – Māori woman business leader;
    • Ngarimu Blair – Emerging Māori business leader;
    • Tainui Group Holdings – Outstanding Māori business leadership;
    • Ella Henry – Dame Mira Szaszy Māori alumni; and
    • Melanie Smith – Dame Mira Szaszy Māori alumni.

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