On Friday 24 April, Te Taumutu Rūnanga fulfilled our annual commitment to support the Lincoln University graduation ceremonies. This year was made extra special with the rūnanga members being present to witness and support Tā Mark Solomon when he received his Honorary Doctorate in Natural Resources. Additional to Tā Mark’s achievement, it was pleasing to celebrate the graduation of 32 Māori students.

From left, Ranui Ngarimu, Deborah Paterson, Joe Nutira, Cavan O’Connell, David Perenara-O’Connell and Donald Couch stand while Tā Mark receives his Doctorate.

From left, Ranui Ngarimu, Deborah Paterson, Joe Nutira, Cavan O’Connell, David Perenara-O’Connell and Donald Couch stand while Tā Mark receives his Doctorate.

Tā Mark receiving his Doctorate Investiture.

Tā Mark receiving his Doctorate Investiture.