Whakawa Kakau

Whakawa, 16, is a student at Te Wharekura O Mauao, Tauranga, where she is a Year 12 Student Leader. She was selected to attend a Otago University camp where she worked at Orokouni Eco-Sanctuary protecting native species. Whakawa was chosen to represent her school at a Freshwater Science Trip with other environmental leaders in the region.