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CNIAS Nationals - Whāngarei

Te Kaokaoroa o Pātetere were heavily represented in the Central North Island Area Schools squad with athletes selected for Rugby, Netball, Ki-o-rahi and Volleyball.

The athletes selected were Kaleb Snowden, Ziah Senior, Te Kauwhata Tamihana-Matthews, Kimai Hireme, Nuka-James August-Wheki, Alysha Richardson and Miriama Smallman.

Our squad travelled to Whangarei during the first week of the school holidays to face New Zealand's top Area School athletes. This is the only tournament of it's kind where the top athletes from Area Schools all around New Zealand converge on on place, battling it out in a range of sporting codes to see which region in New Zealand reigns supreme.

After three days of competition, athletes are then selected to represent their respective islands (North and South) in the battle for superiority over the other. te Wharekura o Te Kaokaoroa o Pātetere were fortunate enough to have four athletes selected to represent the North Island, with another selected o represent the South.

After outstanding efforts displayed by all, two of our athletes were rightfully selected for higher honours and named in the New Zealand teams for their respective sports.

These athletes are: Kaleb Snowden - Ki o Rahi & Rugby Ziah Senior - Ki o Rahi & Rugby

To say the haerenga to Whāngarei was hugely successful would be an understatement. We are extremely proud of our tauira who represented the Kura with honour and dignity while maintaining and enhancing the mana in which our Kura and their whānau have instilled in them both on and off the field.

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