On the evening of the Powhakangahau, at the NZ Maori Haupoi Tournament 2019, two special individuals were inducted as Life Members of NZ Maori Haupoi. Jubilee Irimana from Waiariki and Josie Morete from Te Tairawhiti.
Jubilee has been in and around hockey for decades now and as well as many other sports. Living in Rotorua sure does provide many opportunities for Jubilee to partake in numerous hockey events. You can often see him down beside a hockey turf with his camera taking snaps of players. Congratulations Jubilee.
Josie Morete is the godmother of Te Tairawhiti hockey and beyond. She has ties to so many Rohe simply through her relationships and generosity around sharing her knowledge of maori hockey. Congratulations Josie.
Maori Hockey is truly blessed to have both Josie and Jubilee as Life Members.