It was with great pride that the McLean/Thomas whānau were able to be there to celebrate Caley Ngarimu Te Wera McLean (Ngāi Tahu, Te Ātiawa, Ngāti Porou) graduate with a Bachelor of Education in physical education and Māori. Caley’s proud parents, Jo and Colin, his nephew Sonni Te Urukaio Te Moananui and brother Jamie (both of whom had travelled over from Melbourne), along with his sister Hana were also there to awhi his wonderful achievement. Caley is one of five children and spent many school holidays at Waihao Marae as he was growing up. He is the Grandson of Richard and Dawn Thomas, who travelled down from Wellington to be at the graduation. Caley is now teaching māori and P.E at Aranui High School this year. He is also assisting at the League Academy. [Read more…]