Maori trivia is se­ri­ous fun

South Waikato News - - NEWS -

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.’’

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