What's on in the whanau

Top Art Award winner Wiremu Kawiti

Wiremu Kawiti, the winner of the New Zealand section of the Rotary Club 2006-2007 Art Contest has won a trip to the United States of America.

Wiremu, 19, is now finishing his second year at Auckland University's Elam School of Art. Wiremu is studying for a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree.

A huge congratulations to Wiremu for winning such a prestigious award, we wish you all the best, and we will eagerly await photos and stories of your overseas experience, Tino Pai!!  

Gold again for Danielle

Rongomau and Adele’s daughter Danielle recently competed in the 2008 Australian Taekwondo Open held in Sydney.  Mum Adele emailed some news about her winning performance :

“In her 'red belt' division which is based on age, weight and height, she won "gold"!!  We arrived at the venue just after 8am and her first fight wasn't until 5: 30pm - so it was a long wait for a 12yr old.  She won convincingly 7-0 which put her through to the finals where she again won 7-0 so as you can imagine we are very proud of her”.    

We are all proud of you Danielle, Miharo!!! 



Congratulations Te Marino!

The Auckland University of Technology McDonald's scholarship for 2009 has been awarded to our kotiro Te Marino Martin-Kawiti , year 13 student at Bay of Islands College. Te Marino will be studying toward a Bachelor of Business degree during her three years at AUT, and will be sharing accommodation, mentoring and support with four other northland recipients of this award.

Te Marino has been a student representative on the BOIC board of trustees, a prefect and house captain, peer mediator and a member of the BOIC Kapahaka team. She was also recently accepted as a volunteer fire fighter in the township of Kawakawa.

Awesome Te Marino, what a great role model, we wish you all the best!!!

Congratulations to our up and coming Taekwondo                                              Champs Danielle and Jamie!

Rongomau and Adele's daughter Danielle and son Jamie both took part in the Taekwondo Nationals which were held in Christchurch, coming away as National Champs and winning Gold Medals. Danielle also won Gold in the pattern competition. 

As a result Danielle is one of  9 that have been choosen to represent her club (and NZ) in the Australian National Open in September. This will be her very first international fight.  This is a HUGE step for her (being only 12) and hopefully one of many international trips. Danielle has also just graded to her red belt which is one off her black!! Aue, Miharo! 












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