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View recipients of the Pou Aronui Award.

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The 2019 Pou Aronui Award was awarded to Professor Emeritus Roger Horrocks from the University of Auckland for his tireless work over five decades in New Zealand culture, in film, television, literature, and the visual arts. 

Previous recipients

2018

Claudia Orange for eminent and sustained service to the humanities-aronui as a scholar of the Treaty of Waitangi; as editor of the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, and as head of collections and research at Te Papa Tongarewa.

2017

Ngahuia te Awekotuku for her outstanding service to humanities-aronui over 40 years, showing an enduring commitment to indigenous culture and heritage. She is an acclaimed author of award-winning research and works of fiction and poetry, recognised arts curator and critic, and stalwart of Writer’s Festivals locally and overseas

2016

Not awarded.

2015

Margaret Mutu for her sustained contributions to indigenous rights and scholarship in New Zealand

2014

Lydia Wevers for her dedication to promoting New Zealand studies, literature and art

2013

Not awarded.

2012

Jonathan Mane-Wheoki for his outstanding contribution in the development of the humanities in Aotearoa New Zealand

2011

Jock Phillips for his combination of leadership and research has made an outstanding contribution to the role of scholarship and to the development of our understanding of ourselves as human beings in Aotearoa/New Zealand

2010

Not awarded.

2009

Brian Opie

2008

Katerina Te Heikoko Mataira

2007

Lloyd George Geering

2006

James Wharehuia Milroy