What a fun afternoon, hanging out with local writers. We salute you all, for your creativity 👏🏽
Award winners - Back left to right: Teira Naahi, Moana Hoogland, Holly Flyger, Henarata Pishief, Barney Crawford Front left to right: Elise Brooke, Taranga Kent, Philomena McGann, R de Wolf. The youngest award recipient, not in the photo was Marni Hale from the Bay of Plenty (your Papa has your certificate and prize). Thanks Beka and HB Williams Library Staff, Taiki E!, Witi Ihimaera and gorgeous sister Polly for donated books, Katrina Reedy for donating such a special signed book -Maori Peoples of New Zealand, to recipient Taranga Kent, Matai O'Connor and photographer from the Gisborne Herald. Heart Award recipient Barney Crawford receive a copy of Aroha by Hinemoa Elder.