Who can be nominated for Mana Ponamu?

From each Otago secondary school, one junior (Yrs 9-11) AND one senior (Yrs 12-13) recipient can be nominated based on a broad range of achievements, which may include one OR many of the following areas :

  • Cultural

  • Leadership

  • Academic

  • Community

  • Sporting 


What documentation is needed?

The following information must be provided when filling in the online application form by Friday, 4th July, 12noon.

  1. School’s testimonial in support of the recipient

  2. Whānau endorsement

  3. Photo of the recipient

  4. A signed Media Consent form

Incomplete, late or paper applications WILL NOT be accepted.

Example Profile 2021


Mana Pounamu Process of Nomination