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In the early days of the Te Kura Whare project, the whakataukī ‘Ka hanga whare te tangata, ka hanga tangata te whare’ was often heard. The message behind the whakataukī, signalled the life changing experience that the construction project would provide to the community in terms of collaboration, sharing of knowledge and of shared...

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Growing up in the Rūātoki valley, Te Okiwa McLean-Mika (Ngāti Tawhaki, Te Whānau Pani, Hāmua) attended local kura before heading to Te Aute college. In his final year, Te Okiwa was awarded prizes at the senior’s prizegiving including the Meroiti Whānau Whaikōrero Trophy and placing 1st in NCEA Level 3 Te...

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