Matariki Living Taonga 2021
The Matariki Living Taonga Awards Ceremony 2021 hosted by Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga are designed to acknowledge the hard work, integrity and talent of quiet achievers and role models across our Heretaunga communities.
There are 11 categories including academic success and youth leadership, kaumātua committed to healthy, active lives, and cultural, family, environmental and business achievements.
The auspicious date of the awards coincides with the rising of Matariki signalling the Māori New Year. We look forward to gathering at this time to celebrate achievements of our people, reflect on the year that was and look together to the future.
We are pleased to hold this event at Toitoi. This venue means that everyone that wishes to take part in the Māori New Year celebrations can attend with room for much larger numbers.
NOMINATIONS OPEN 1 APRIL TO 30 APRIL
Nominations are now open for the Matariki Living Taonga Awards 2021. This is your chance to nominate someone who deserves to be acknowledged and celebrated for the outstanding contributions they have made to the lives of others.
- Nominators: Nominations can be made by any individual or group resident within Heretaunga, with the consent of the person being nominated.
- Nominees: Nominees must whakapapa to a marae within Heretaunga.
- The fully-completed nomination form, including signed consent by the nominee and a high-resolution photograph of them, must be received by Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga by 5pm on Friday, 30 April, 2021.
- No late entries will be accepted.
- The judges for these awards will be an independent panel of three individuals from a variety of backgrounds.
- Their decision will be final.
- All nominations for the Matariki Living Taonga Awards 2021 will be acknowledged by Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga.
- All recipients will be notified.
- The names of finalists for the Matariki Living Taonga Awards 2021 will be publicly announced on 28 May after selection by the judges.
- Award recipients will be included in media coverage throughout the awards event on 2 July, and included in subsequent Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga communications and marketing material.
CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO VOTE!