Seven Te Arawa women will receive an award in the third annual Matariki Te Arawa Women’s Awards, which will be held on this Friday at the Blue Baths, Rotorua.

Over 20 nominations were received this year, which have been narrowed down to the following, Taini Jameson, Grace Dorsett, Heeni Morehu, Phyllis Tangitu, Mala Grant, June Grant and Nancy Tait.

Due to the high number received there will also be honorary acknowledgements given to seven more women to be announced on the night.

Tokowhitu nga wahine o Te Arawa ka whakawhiwhia ki te tohu o Matariki i te po tuku taonga mo nga wahine puta noa i te iwi.  Hei tenei Paraire tu ai te po tuku taonga mo te hunga na ratou nei te huarahi i para mo te huarahi i roto i nga kaupapa Matauranga, Taiao, Hauora, me te hunga rangatahi hoki.  Ko Taini Jameson, Ko Grace Dorsett, ko Heeni Morehu, ko Phyllis Tangitu, ko Mala Grant, ko June Grant ratou ko Nancy Tait nga kaiwhiwhi i enei kurupounamu