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The Ngati Kahungunu Te Reo awards were held at the Hawke's Bay Opera House in Hastings.
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Te Kete Aronui o Nga Toi (Arts) award recipient Ahorangi Piri Sciascia, for his role in supporting the language within the arts.
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Lee Smith was the recipient of the Te Whakaihuwaka o Te Reo Maori award for te reo Maori promotion.
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Miriana Hammond speaks during the Ngati Kahungunu Te Reo awards, held at the Hawke's Bay Opera House in Hastings.
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Master of ceremonies Matai Smith welcomes everyone to the Ngati Kahungunu Te Reo awards, held at the Hawke's Bay Opera House.
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Kaiwhakaako Reo Maori (Rumaki Maori) recipient Wi Pohatu.
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Hawke's Bay Today editor Andrew Austin received the Te Hapori Whanui award from Ngati Kahungun Iwi Inc chairman Ngahiwi Tomoana for the paper's role i
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The awards were held in front of a pack out Hawke's Bay Opera House in Hastings.
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Matai Smith helps award presenter Rose Pere during the Kaiwhakaako Reo Maori (Rumaki Maori) presentation.
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Kaiwhakaako Reo Maori (Auraki) recipient Paraonke Wiki, who heads the Maori department at Hastings Boys' High School, makes his acceptance speech.
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