Hato Paora College

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Hato Paora College
1314 Kimbolton Road,
R D 7,
New Zealand
Coordinates 40°09′04″S 175°39′36″E / 40.1511°S 175.6601°E / -40.1511; 175.6601Coordinates: 40°09′04″S 175°39′36″E / 40.1511°S 175.6601°E / -40.1511; 175.6601
Type Integrated boys' secondary, years 9-15
Motto Whāia te Tika
to always do what is right[1]
Established 1947[2]
Ministry of Education Institution no. 199
Principal Debra Marshall-Lobb[3]
School roll 83[4] (March 2015)
Socio-economic decile 4J[5]

Hato Paora College is a Catholic, Māori Boys' Boarding school located near Cheltenham, Feilding, New Zealand. It was founded in 1947 under the leadership of Marist Priest, Isaac J Gupwell. Is the largest Boys' Maori Boarding Secondary School in New Zealand.

Notable Alumni[edit]

Former students of Hato Paora include Maori leaders Sir Archie Taiaroa,[6] composer and kapa haka expert Morvin Simon,[7] the Executive Chairman of Aotearoa Fisheries Ltd Robin Hapi,[8] rugby player Shannon Paku, Morvin Edwards - Former New Zealand Kiwi Rugby League Player,[9] Atawhai Tibble - Statistics NZ Project Manager (Ngati Porou, Tuwharetoa, Raukawa)[10] and youth leader Areti Metuamate.[11] Former student, Max Takuira Matthew Mariu SM (1952-2005), Auxiliary Bishop of Hamilton (1988-2005) was the first Māori Catholic bishop. Award winning playwright, two time winner of the NZ Magazine Journalist of the Year Award and former Woman's Day News Editor Aroha Awarau is also a former pupil of the school


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