Te Tapuae o Rehua Scholarship

Winner of the 2012 Te Tapuae o Rehua Scholarship, Keilamarita Pōuri-Lane, is now well into a busy year as head girl for Motueka High School.

Earlier in the year, Keilamarita (Hamoa, Kāi Tahu, Ngāti Kuia, Ngāti Koata, Ngāti Apa ki te Rā To), attended a leadership training course run by the Boyle River Education Centre, Hands-on Science at Otago University and the Nelson Youth Leadership Course and she continues to be a great role model for all Māori and Pacifica students at Motueka High School and within our wider community.

Keilamarita is definitely a high achiever and she is always committed to doing her best in everything she tackles. Her list of achievements runs long and includes high academic success and several first and second placings in the national te reo Māori speech contest,
Ngā Manu Kōrero.

In addition, she has excelled in several sports. She has received numerous silver and gold medals for judo and she took part in the Oceania Games in Cairns, Australia. She is currently junior coach for the Motueka Judo Club. She has performed equally well in netball, touch football and athletics reaching regional representative level in all. Our whānau would like to thank Te Tapuae o Rehua for their awesome support in providing scholarship assistance for Keilamarita. She could not have done everything and achieved as much without their help.

Nā Kevin and Lealofi Pōuri-Lane.

Keilamarita Whetu Lalelei Pouri-Lane.