The Ngāti Moki Trophy was gifted to us in 2008 by Te Taumutu Rūnanga. It is awarded each year to a student, graduate, alumnus, staff member or associate of the University who has shown considerable leadership and commitment to Māori development and advancement at Lincoln.

The trophy is named for Moki, the tupuna (grandparent or ancestor) of Ngāti Moki, Ngāi Te Ruahikihiki ki Taumutu. In the late seventeenth century, Moki established his pa on the site where the present Ngāti Moki Marae is now located near the south-western edge of Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere.

Moki was well known for his heroic feats, leadership skills, and tendency to take the initiative when needed to protect the interests of his people. 

Recipients

2021 - Denise Sheat

Denise Sheat has represented Te Taumutu Rūnanga for 10 years on Ahumairaki, Lincoln University Council's Māori sub-committee, her work ensuring the continuation of the strong relationship between the university and the rūnanga.
Read Denise's full citation

2020 - Maui Duley

Maui is a member of the Lincoln University Te Awhioraki Executive Committee, and in his role has supported his peers and fellow students by encouraging them to use Te Whare Whakakotahi, promoting all Māori events and by being a great promoter of the Te Reo Māori courses at Lincoln.
Read Maui's full citation

2019 - Lloyd Carpenter

Senior Lecturer in Māori Studies at Lincoln University, Dr Lloyd Carpenter, has shown considerable leadership and commitment to Māori development and advancement at Lincoln University.
Read Lloyd's full citation.

2018: Rhanae Ngawaka
2017: Ekara Lewis
2016: Tom Lambie 

See the list of our previous medalists here and images of the ceremonies on the Living Heritage website.

Award Nomination Criteria

Nominees are assessed according to the extent of their demonstrated leadership and commitment to Māori development and advancement at Lincoln University.

To make a nomination, please see the following options below:

  • Directly online;
  • Download: a copy of the nomination form and deliver to Council Secretary;
  • Email: council@lincoln.ac.nz; or 
  • Post: Vice-Chancellor's Office, PO Box 85084, Lincoln University, Lincoln 7647, New Zealand
Please do not attach any other supporting materials, including Curriculum Vitaes, as these will not be considered. 

Nominations for the 2023 awards close on 31 August 2022