Where practical a range of activities are conducted throughout the year to provide a range of experiences for students complimentary of their academic and sporting development.
Māori culture forms the basis of operations at MANUKURA including daily pepeha/mihimihi, karakia, waiata and an awareness of iwi and hapu connections.
Staff and students have been integrating a number of elements into the daily korero ensuring we all make broad connections to the multitude of kaupapa Māori learnings in our environment.
Our house events are integrated into our daily conditioning window. They are highly competitive and fully engaged in by all students. Senior students create the house events programme showing excellent leadership skills. All students are allotted to either MANA or MAURI - our two MANUKURA houses.
2016 Manu Korero National Speech Competition - Congratulations to Wipere Takitimu for placing 1st equal in the Senior Māori Impromptu and 2nd overall in the Senior Māori section.
2016 Manu Korero Regional Speech Competition - Congratulations to Wipere Takitimu for winning the Senior Maori and Shaye Witehira for winning the Junior English section.
2015 Manu Korero Regional Speech Competition - Congratulations to Kalani for winning the Senior Maori and Te Mauri Issac-Sharland for winning Junior Maori for a second consecutive year.Well done to Te Rangiamohia Nikora-Davis who competed in Senior English and Talia Runga for placing 3rd in the Junior English section. We are proud of all competitors for their preparation and strength of performance.
2014 Manu Korero Regional Speech Competition - Congratulations to Emma-May for winning the Senior Maori and Te Mauri Issac-Sharland for winning Junior Maori.
Well done to Kayleb who competed in Senior English and Haylee in the Junior English sections. All competitors performed credibly.
2014 Race Relations Speech Competition - Hana Wainohu and Kaisa Reisima both competed in this event. Hana in Te Reo Maori and Kaisa in English. Both students performed credibly in a new arena.
Hana was the overall winner of the competition and earned the opportunity to compete at the National event in Auckland. Hana spoke about the impact of positive race relations on all communities. This speech competition was initiated in 2001 by the Baha'i Community to commemorate Race Relations Day, and supported by the Human Rights Commission, the Police and the Office of Ethnic Affairs.
2013 Manu Korero Regional Speech Competition - this event was hosted on the Hokowhitu campus, June 7th. Congratulations to Braxton Te Riini winner of the Junior MaÂ?ori section, to Haylee Dixon for competing strongly in the Junior English section, to Raniera Blake winner of the Senior Maori section and Courtnee Matthews, runner up in the Senior English section.
2013 Manu Korero National Speech Competition - Raniera and Braxton went on to represent the region in the National Manu Korero competition. Both performed credibly with Raniera placing first overall in the Senior Maori Prepared and Senior Maori Impromptu sections. This culminated in Raniera being named the Best Overall speaker of the competition which is an outstanding attainment.
2012 Manu Korero Speech Competition - Te Rangiamohia Nikora-Davis, Jamie Manuel and Kaisa Reisima competed at the regional speech competitions in the Junior Maori, Senior English and Junior English sections respectfully. Te Rangiamohia placed 3rd and Jamie and Kaisa both won their respective sections.
Jamie and Kaisa were supported by fellow peers at their first Manu
Korero National Competition hosted in Nelson, September 18-21, 2012.
Congratulations to both students for their efforts. We look forward to
growing in this area in 2013 also.
2011 Manu Korero Speech Competition - Jamie Manuel and Emma May Murray- Fifita competed at the regional speech competitions in the Senior English and Junior English sections respectfully whilst Preston Tatana competed in the Junior MaÂ?ori section. Their confidence and presentation was the result of well researched and rehearsed speeches reflected in the work completed by the students and Irene Pewhairangi in support. Both Jamie and Emma May placed 2nd in their respective sections.