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Te Apa Māreikura Awards

Te Apa Māreikura Awards were launched in 2008 in memory of four kaumātua:

  • Anne Delamere (Te Whānau-a- Apanui, Te Arawa),
  • Bill Katene (Ngāti Toa Rangatira),
  • Denis Simpson (Ngāti Awa, Tūhourangi) and
  • Rongowhakaata Wirepa (Ngāti Porou, Te Whānau-a-Apanui, and Rongowhakaata.)

Each kaumātua made significant contributions to Māori health.

Today the Ministry of Health honours their memory through Te Apa Māreikura Tohu – awarding Māori students who demonstrate a strong connection and involvement with their communities, exceptional leadership skills and sound academic performance.

Te Apa Māreikura Tohu are worth $10,000 each.

Profiled here are the inaugural 2008 Te Apa Māreikura recipients, who speak of the impact the Ministry of Health’s financial investment had on them and their careers.

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