Nathan Rolls and Sophronia Mete-Smith of Tekau ma Iwa in front of the pahi they’re looking to give a name. PHOTO/SUPPLIED

John Lazo-Ron
john.lazo-ron@age.co.nz

If you have a knack for creating a catchy title, then Masterton-based Tekau ma Iwa wants to know.

The covid-19 vaccination clinic that iwi, Kahungunu and Rangitane support is running a competition called ‘Name the Pahi Kahi’.

The competition aims to name their pahi [mini-bus] that will be travelling throughout Wairarapa to do pop-up Hauora [wellness] clinics.

At these pop-up clinics, whanau can get a free nurse assessment, have a korero with one of the clinical staff, get vaccinated, have some kai, and also whakawhanaungatanga [make connections].

Team leader and paramedic Jake Carlson [Ngai Tumapuhia-a-rangi] said, “if you have questions about the vaccination, come down and have a korero”.

And of course, with every competition comes a prize, three in fact.

There’s a first prize of $200; a second prize of $100; and a third prize of $50.

To enter just leave your name on the Tekau ma Iwa Facebook page under the ‘Name the Pahi Kahi’ flyer.

Entries will close on Sunday, October 31 at 5pm.



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