Maori trivia is serious fun
Ngapo-Lipscombe Law hosted a fun night of Maori trivia at Te Wananga of Aotearoa Tokoroa Campus last week.
All proceeds were donated to the Christchurch Women’s Refuge.
The night started with a mihimihi from Ngapo-Lipscombe Law Principal Arama Ngapo-Lipscombe and karakia by Charlie Te Pana from the Raukawa Trust Board.
The focus of the evening was the Maori Language Week theme Manaakitangi.
Ngapo-Lipscombe Law used the trivia night to encourage and promote te reo Maori within local businesses.
There were teams entered from a wide range of businesses and organisations. All teams were given the challenge to give their team a Maori name. Spot prizes were handed out to various teams and participants.
The BNZ team won the haka spot prize for their rendition of Ka Mate, Ka Mate. Raukawa Trust Board, Curtain Girl, Mastertrade and the South Waikato District Library were amongst some of the other teams that entered.
In the end every team that entered were successful in winning prizes which were donated by NgapoLipscombe Law.
The prizes included gift baskets full of kai, Te Wiki o te reo maori T-shirts, children’s Maori book collections and CD and educational packs by the late Hirini Melbourne.
At the end of the night Mrs NgapoLipscombe reminded everyone, ‘‘although we arrived this evening as strangers we leave as friends and when we next see each other remember to greet each other with kia ora.’’