June 29 2022 – Tania Rupapera
CONGRATULATIONS Cherie Williams (Ngāti Wai, Ngāti Manuhiri)
We are so proud of you and grateful for all you do. Local Pakiri resident, Cherie has worked at Unity Collection for the past year.
Empowering customers with her Manaakitanga (welcoming), Aroha (love) and imparting her Matauranga (Māori knowledge) with locals and visitors to the Matakana gallery.
Her Te Ao Māori (Māori world view) is shared with everyone, giving education and connectivity to Māori culture through sharing the artists and designers stories.
You’ll often find Cherie teaching weaving Putiputi (flowers) during her day at Unity.
A gem within the Matakana Coast region, Cherie highly deserves this award.