Posts Tagged ‘Hato Paora College’

Hato Paora protest sees kapa haka poi ban revoked Comments 0

Friday, March 4th, 2016

Hato Paora College has successfully protested over a rule stopping boys-only schools doing the poi at the National Secondary Schools kapa haka competition. Last month, the organising committee for the competition told boys-only schools they would have to swap poi routines for mau rakau – performances using taiaha. But that change has now been revoked, following Hato Paora’s Read more

Noel Delaney – Another priest who worked with Maori has passed away Comments 0

Friday, February 19th, 2016

Father Noel Delaney died in Wellington last Saturday. He was 93. Fr Noel’s death brings to 4 the number of priests, who had a long association with the pastoral care of Maori Catholics, that have died in recent months. He was ordained in 1942 and worked in a number of the Society of Mary’s schools Read more

Sexual offending former Catholic school principal gets parole Comments 0

Friday, October 30th, 2015

The former principal of a Feilding Maori boys’ school jailed for sexual offending against boys at another Maori school will leave prison in November, despite the Parole Board having concerns. Elvis Shepherd will be released on parole on November 9, having served more than half of his eight-year, four-month prison term. The 54-year-old was imprisoned Read more

Hato Paora College wins top award Comments 2

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Hato Paora College, in Cheltenham, near Feilding in New Zealand has won a National School of Character Award recognising its efforts in encouraging positive results for student behaviour, citizenship, school culture and academic achievement. Winning schools are those able to demonstrate outstanding character education initiatives fostering success among students. The Maori boys’ Catholic boarding school Read more

Hato Paora College Kapa Haka in Wellington Comments 0

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

The Senior A Hato Paora Team and Turakina Maori Girls’ College, Kapa Haka groups will be performing their brackets from the 2014 National Secondary Schools’ Competition at Pipitea Marae on Saturday 6 September from 4pm to 6.30pm.  This Concert is the initiative of the Wellington-based Old Boys who have worked together with some Wellington based parents Read more

Hato Paora College explains red-flag in government audits Comments 0

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

The Catholic Maori boys college, Hato Paora College, Feilding, was highlighted in a recently-released auditor-general’s report for not having completed their 2012 audits by the due date of February 28 this year. It said the school had been extra vigilant after problems in its audit last year, which may have caused delays. Board chairman Peter Read more

Many lament the death of Morvin Simon Comments 0

Friday, May 16th, 2014

Maori leaders have paid tribute to Whanganui kaumatua Morvin Te Anatipa Simon, an exceptional composer, choirmaster, kapa haka leader, academic and historian. Simon died in Wellington hospital on 14 May after a long period of ill health. E te uri o Hinengakau, e te reo reka o te awa tupua, e te matua Morvin, kei te Read more

Hato Paora College 100% pass-rate Comments 0

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

Hato Paora College, in Feilding, New Zealand, had a 100 per cent pass rate in NCEA levels 1, 2 and 3  last year – a first for the school. Principal Debra Marshall-Lobb said. “We take considerable pride in these results, but I’m not saying it happens all the time, it was an accumulation of five Read more

Catholic schools join proposed boycott of shops selling legal highs Comments 1

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

St Peter’s College and Hato Paora College have joined other 9 other schools in the Manawatu in proposing a blanket boycott of all legal-high retailers throughout the wider Manawatu region. Their support has added weight to a Palmerston North mother’s campaign to stop retailers in the Manawatu from selling legal highs. Esther McLean has proposed Read more

Morvin Simon’s contribution to Kapa Haka acknowledged at Symposium Comments 0

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

At the first national symposium celebrating haka excellence, Whanganui River kaumatua Morvin Simon, along with another prominent figure in the arts, Dr Ngapo Wehi of Ngai Tuhoe and Te Whakatohea, were acknowledged for their outstanding involvement in kapa haka. Both men were presented with honorary bachelor degrees in Maori performing arts. Whakatane-based Maori tertiary institution Read more