Hinauri Awatea Davis 


 Hinauri Awatea Davis 

Date of Birth

4th September 2000

Where do you currently live?


Iwi/Hapu/Other Nationalities

Ngapuhi, Ngati Porou

Favourite childhood memory

Playing outside in the rain on the trampoline with dishwashing liquid

What are some of you hobbies and why?

Making my nephew happy because he's like a son to me And cooking or baking because food is life, plus it's fun and creative

Who is someone you look up to?

My parents because they've always pushed me to my full potential and they have always supported me with everything

Describe Mana Wahine in three words

Strong Caring Goddess

What does knowing who you are, where you come from and who you are connected to mean to you?

To me it's means that I'm not lost within myself, I know that I'll always have a place and people to go back to and also it's means that I know I have a purpose to do things

What does leadership mean to you?

To me leadership means you don't have to be at the top and in front, leadership has so many forms and I think everyone has a leadership style that is unique, but I think leadership is really about helping whanau and being there for them

What are your future dreams and aspirations?

My dreams and aspirations is to become a person that always helps her whanau and others

If you could have dinner with anyone, celebrity, whānau living or deceased who would it be and why?

I'd love to have a dinner with my karani Moko who sadly passed when I was a young age, I choose her because she's my great grandmother and I had a real strong connection with her when I was younger and I miss her and I want her to know what I'm achieving and that I love her

What is your favourite thing about being in Urutapu so far?

The connections I've made with everyone, especially the girls

Do you have any advice for other aspiring, young rangatahi?

Spend time with your family, make them proud but again do it for yourself, you'll notice that you'll feel amazing and proud