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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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Tūhoe wahine league team

17 September 2015

We caught up with Janie Kaafi (Tamaruarangi/Tamakaimoana) and Anahera Rapana (Ngati Rongo) who tell us of their journey having Tūhoe wahine represented in the New Zealand Rugby League. Janie, Captain of the Waimana Womens Rugby teamed up with Alex Wickliffe - the Captain of the Rotoiti Womens team, and with their powers combined pulled a skilled...

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