Tui-Aroha Fransen is making her whānau proud. Tui-Aroha, who has just completed year 10 student at Newlands College in Wellington, was recently named the recipient of the college’s Mauri Tū Tewha Award for Highest Achieving Junior Māori Student. She was also noted for academic excellence in te reo Māori, health and physical education.
Tui-Aroha is the daughter of Craig and Tania Fransen and moko of Arohanui Fransen (nee Pene), who is the daughter of Pipiwharauroa Pene (nee Huntly). Tui-Aroha’s aunty, Dee Rennie, tells us Tui-Aroha is a proud Apanesian, who always represents the iwi well. Ka mau te wehi Tui-Aroha - we look forward to seeing what great things you achieve next!