Waitomo’s finest featured
18 December 2019
Twelve of Waitomo’s finest young people are again featured in the hotly-anticipated Waitomo Young Achievers Calendar.
This year’s calendar, launched on Tuesday, features 12 locals aged 18-24, pictured in an array of jobs. All those featured were schooled locally and are in jobs ranging from mechanical engineer to make-up artist.
The Lines Company (TLC) has financially supported the calendar production since it began, as part of its wider commitment to young people and whanau on its network. TLC also offers Inspiring Local Minds Scholarships and for the past two years has supported 10 students studying towards a profession or trade.
TLC chief executive Sean Horgan said the calendar helps illustrate the huge variety of opportunities out there and the fact that with the right attitude, anything is possible.
“It’s fantastic. These young people have such great stories to tell and the calendar presents those stories well.”
Young adults to feature in the calendar include Danny Blakeman (Piopio), Dakota Turner (Benneydale), Tokaniman Tabwe Bio (Te Kuiti), Ethan Ordish (Te Kuiti), Kelsi Crown (Te Kuiti), Miles Manunui (Aria), Riki Newport (Aria), Morgan Scrimgeour (Te Kuiti), Te Aniwa Tuheke (Te Kuiti), Waikauri Hirini (Te Kuiti), Brad Ostern (Te Kuiti), Sarah Bailey (Te Kuiti), and TLC Inspiring Local Minds Scholarship recipients Tangirau Papa and Ngarangi Poa-Barrett.
Calendars are free and distributed to schools across Waitomo.