Matariki competition winners announced
After receiving more than 600 entries, winners of the Waikato District Council libraries Matariki competition have been announced.
In celebration of the Maori New Year, residents were invited to write a poem or design a bookmark for fourth year running. The competition was judged by Tuakau author Janet Pates and Ngaruawahia artist Lianne Van Den Bemd.
From Ngaruawahia, Leila Steward was named the supreme winner and won in the poem 5-9 years section and was presented with a voucher and trophy.
Other winners were presented with a $60 voucher at the presentation also.
From Ngaruawahia Reese DanielHoani won the bookmark 10-15 years section and Santija Silich-Steed was runner up.
Huntly’s Trinity Whyte won the poem 10-15 years while Te Kauwhata’s Lauren Hughes won in the poem 16+ years section.
Ngaruawahia’s Leila Steward was overall winner of the Waikato District Council libraries Matariki competition.