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Netball Central and Te Wānanga o Raukawa celebrate special partnership

Te Wānanga o Raukawa Pulse have capped a significant year in their netball history as winners of the Hākinakina (Sport) category at the Ngā Tohu Reo Māori 2019 awards held in Auckland.

Hosted by Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori (Māori Language Commission), the awards celebrate the revitalisation of New Zealand’s indigenous language which has been given renewed impetus in the sporting environment thanks to the flourishing partnership between Te Wānanga o Raukawa and the Pulse/Netball Central.

“We were humbled to be named as finalists in the sport category of the Ngā Tohu Reo Māori 2019 awards and now even more overwhelmed to be honoured as winners,” Netball Central CEO Fran Scholey said.

“It has been a privilege for the Zone and Pulse to be recognised in this manner and we are grateful to the courage, leadership and support we have received through our close bond with Te Wānanga o Raukawa.

“We would not be in this position without them in celebrating this unique acknowledgement. I would like to thank them for the on-going encouragement along with the Pulse team, support staff and Netball Central Zone staff for their contribution and acceptance towards the revitalisation as we continue our journey not only as an organisation but the individual journeys of all those who have played a part in this successful nomination.”