Celine Tapara

Grassroots community leadership

Celine Tapara

Grassroots community leadership

Biography

Ko Tuhoe, Ngati Maniapoto, Ngati Awa me Ngati Tuwharetoa nga iwi Ko Celine Chapman Tapara toku ingoa.

Celine Tapara is 18 years old. Born and bred in Murupara she lives with her parents and three siblings. She is currently a member of the Murupara Youth Leadership Projects Team and studying as part of #Teamace at Eastbay Reap. Having just completed a stint as a Radio DJ for Te Reo O Tawhiuau, she is considering further employment at this time. Celine is that person who loves to encourage positivity, connectivity, fun and leadership for her local youth.

My dream for Murupara rangatahi is that there would always be something positive for them – educational, recreational, employment, cultural, fun and any other opportunities that may arise, and that this would include the ability to take ownership and lead from the front.

‘Ko nga Rangatahi nga Rangatira mo apopo, Our young people today are our leaders of tomorrow.’

 

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