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 124 (2011)
Socio-economic decile 3

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,[4] composer and kapa haka expert Morvin Simon,[5] the Executive Chairman of Aotearoa Fisheries Ltd Robin Hapi,[6] rugby player Shannon Paku, Morvin Edwards - Former New Zealand Kiwi Rugby League Player,[7] Atawhai Tibble - Statistics NZ Project Manager (Ngati Porou, Tuwharetoa, Raukawa)[8] and youth leader Areti Metuamate.[9] Former student, Max Takuira Matthew Mariu SM (1952-2005), Auxiliary Bishop of Hamilton (1988-2005) was the first Māori Catholic bishop.


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