Regional | Graduates

Surprise proposal brings crowd to tears

Eighteen Te Aho Paerewa students at Massey University graduated recently, swelling the ranks of much-needed kura kaupapa teachers.

Amongst the group, Waipounamu Kara and his partner Te Karohirohi Kira accepted their degrees together with their baby on stage.

But there was a different sense of achievement that also took place on the stage which brought the crowd to tears.