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Written by Ngatiwai Trust Board, Scoop   
Friday, 22 August 2014
Paratene Te Manu (Sonny) Wellington

Paratene Te Manu (Sonny) Wellington delighted to receive 2014 Civic Honour

Ngātiwai elder Paratene Te Manu (Sonny) Wellington says he is delighted and honoured to be one of five recipients of the Whangarei District Council’s 2014 Civic Honours this week.

“It is just terrific, you don’t go through life expecting something like this, so it means a lot to me,” Mr Wellington says.

Sonny contributes to the Ngunguru Sandspit Protection Society on an ‘as required’ basis

“It is a reflection of our community in Ngunguru and Tutukaka and I feel honoured to be recognised in this way. The one thing I would say is that I have always tried to integrate all races around me into our community because the community is made up of the sum of all its parts, not just one,” he says.

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