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Nga Manu Kōrero Speech Competition

Regulus // Issue 2 // August 2023

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Harata Galvan (Year 10), Penelope Taulafo (Year 13), Metua Cranwell (Year 10) and Lily Champion-Smith (Year 13).Four speakers represented the College in all four categories at the Ngā Manu Kōrero Speech Competition, which attracted a large number of rangatahi from as far south as Timaru. All of the speakers, Metua Cranwell (Year 10 – Junior Māori), Harata Galvan (Year 10 – Junior English), Penelope Taulafo (Year 13 – Senior Māori) and Lily Champion-Smith (Year 13 – Senior English), spoke with mana, clarity, and conviction. Metua Cranwell gained third place overall in the Te Reo Junior Māori section and Lily Champion-Smith gave an outstanding presentation to finish second in Senior English and take second place overall. Harata Galvan and Penelope Taulafo were both sixth in their categories. The speakers were supported by 37 members of the College’s Māori and Pasifika Group who sang waiata tautoko after the speakers.

Our speakers shine at Ngā Manu Kōrero Speech Competition, earning impressive results and representing our College with pride.