Meet the 2020 Te Awhioraki executive:
Ko Te Kohurau raua ko Takitimu ka mauka teitei
Ko Kakaunui te awa
Ko Waimataitai te roto
Ko Uenuku te whare tipuna
Ko Kati hateatea te hapu
Ko Tiramorehu te takata
Ko Kai Tahu te iwi
Ko te pa o Moeraki te turakawaewae
Ko Harden te whanau
Ko Charlotte Parry oku inkoa.
Kia ora. My name is Charlotte Parry and I am currently in my second year doing my Bachelors in Landscape Architecture.
I arrived in Aotearoa about four years ago as I was brought up in London, with my mother being english and my father maori. Our whanau hail from Wairoa (Ngati Kahangunu) and Moeraki (Kai Tahu).
Since returning home, I have had a tremendous want to reconnect with my whakapapa and learning about my Tipuna, my Marae, myself and where I come from.
Through my journey, it has lead me to study Te Reo for the last three years at Te Wananga o Aotearoa. My Te Reo path has progressed to studying here at Te Whare Wanaka o Aoraki doing MAST 121 and 122.
I am inspired to incorporate my passion for our whenua into my degree, focusing my studies on reinvigorating our native flora and fauna. My own learning has created a desire to help other tauira thrive and achieve through learning.
Some of my peers would describe me as a bit of a workaholic, committed to my beliefs, but also a joker who brings some loudness to everything I do. I find this a good a way of being able to help tauira, breaking down barriers and working to support Te Awhioraki.
Currently I hold a General Rep position, however I believe that I possess the skills and abilities to fulfill the role of Tumuaki.
Through my time here at Lincoln University, I have been involved with Te Awhioraki in both an active and supportive way. I know that this is not going to be an easy role to take on, however, I am prepared to learn and take up every opportunity that may come along. I want to see positive change here at Lincoln and with a full Executive, this can be achieved.
Me mutu au i konei i te whakatauki,
Nou te rourou, naku te rourou.
Te Kaitiaki Putea
I’m a Southlander with a passion for anything to do with the outdoors. On the weekends you can find me out hunting, fishing, four-wheel driving, and tramping.
I moved up to Christchurch three years ago to study a Bachelor of Commerce (Agriculture and Professional Accounting) so three years down and one to go.
I joined the Te Awhioraki exec as treasurer at the beginning of semester two this year, as a way to get more involved, and I’m enjoying every minute of it so far.
I’d really love the opportunity to continue in this position next year so that I can work with the rest of the exec to get more Maori students involved.
Kia ora, Tena koutou katoa
Ko Maunga-atua toku maunga
Ko Taieri toku awa
Ko Ngati Tuwharetoa toku iwi
Ko Maia ahau
I grew up on the fertile Taieri Plains and moved to Lincoln a year and a half ago to begin my studies after high school. I have always been an active person and love getting involved with as many things as possible. I especially love snowboarding, surfing and getting out to try new activities. I have started my Te reo journey this semester and look forward to learning more of the language and incorporating it into my everyday life. I am excited to be more involved in Te Awhioraki through activities, events and being around the whare more. I hope through my learning; the Maori language can become more integrated into the Lincoln campus and into more classes to allow a larger range of students access to the culture.
Kia ora koutou! Ko Hauturu toku maunga. Ko Manaia toku awa. Ko Ngati Pukenga toku iwi. Ko Te Tawera toku hapu. Ko Mishael ahau.
I travelled and worked before I figured out that I’m passionate about what can be done for Papatuanuku- so here I am!
I moved to Lincoln at the beginning of 2019 after living in Amsterdam, and I’m enjoying everything I’m learning in my Bachelor of Environmental Policy and Planning. Aside from Papatuanuku, I’m also passionate about indigenous rights, learning languages, history, food and travelling.
I’ve been involved with Te Awhioraki as a general rep, and I’d love to take on the kaituhituhi role next year.
I’m a super organised person who makes a lot of lists and sends a lot of emails - I feel like it will be a great fit! I want to help Te Awhioraki to grow and provide awhi and tautoko to tauira who need it, as well as provide a bit of fun and free kai. I'd also like to focus on developing more opportunities for tauira to network and attend workshops in Te Whare Whakakotahi.