7 Oct 2021

Whitiki Ngati Porou!

We want all our Rangatahi Nati to stand tall!  Stand Proud and Protect our whakapapa!  Tell the whole whanau!  Go get your Covid shots now!

The Challenge

This challenge is now LIVE!!  You have up until Friday 15 October 2021 to send us your masterpiece.  Winners will be announced by Friday 29 October 2021!

  • Your challenge is to create a 15 - 45 second video or TikTok
  • Include #whitikingatiporou in the caption of your Video submission
  • Your video or TikTok must include a positive message about getting your Covid vaccinations
  • It can be in English or Te Reo Ake o Ngati Porou  

TO ENTER THE CHALLENGE AND FOR MORE INFO CLICK HERE!!


Meet the crew of #whitikingatiporou

Reremoana Papuni-Hohepa, 14

Ko Papaka te maunga

Ko Maraehara te awa

Ko Te Whanau a Hinepare te hapu

Ko Ngati Porou te iwi

Ko Rangitukia te wa kainga

Why did you choose to get vaccinated?

Hei painga mo te iwi

Some cool things about me!

He katuarehe ahau.  Pukumahi


Ishtar Mackey-Huriwai, 15

Ko Hikurangi te maunga

Ko Waiapu te awa

Ko Te Whanau a Hinetapora te hapu

Ko Ngati Porou te iwi

Why did you choose to get vaccinated? - I'm sick of lockdowns and I want to get back to sports and travelling overseas.

Some cool things about me! - I represented NZ in Muaythai and Basketball and I'm a Muaythai world champ


Pheonix Liku, 14

Ko Whetumatarau te maunga

Ko Awatere te awa

Ko Hinerupe te marae

Ko Te Whanau a Hinerupe, Te Whanau a Tuwhakairiora, Te Whanau a Hunaara nga hapu

Ko Ngati Porou te iwi

He mokopuna ahau na Rose Rangihuna.

Why did you choose to get vaccinated? - I got vaccinated to protect my whanau and coz my mum said lol

Some cool things about me - My love for te ao maori and I’m Levis' cousin and a crack up fulla lol.


Levi Hune, 15

Ko Whetumatarau te maunga

Ko Awatere te awa

Ko Hinerupe te marae

Ko Te Whanau a Hinerupe, Te Whanau a Tuwhakairiora, Te Whanau a Hunaara nga hapu

Ko Ngati Porou te iwi

He mokopuna ahau na Rose Rangihuna.

Why did you choose to get vaccinated? - Mums a nurse and she works on the frontline so she said I had to.  But I also got vaccinated to protect my nanny and myself.

Some cool things about me - TikTok famous influencer, I've got over 141k followers, I'm a Koru Basketball NZ Rep and an aspiring Crossfit athlete


Wirihana Papuni-Hohepa, 12

Ko Hikurangi te maunga

Ko Waiapu te awa

Ko Te Whanau a Hinepare te hapu

Ko Ngati Porou te iwi

Ko Rangitukia te wa kainga

Why did you choose to get vaccinated? - Mum said I had to get vaccinated, but I wanted to because I didn’t want Covid to come to come here and make us sick and so I can play weekend sports and travel to my tournaments.

Some cool things about me - I'm an aspiring NPEC player and l love to go hunting and fishing with all the Maraehara Road uncles in Rangitukia.