Two Te Aute College students spent their last school holidays travelling through California, Nevada, Arizona and Utah on the way to Red Shirt Village, South Dakota.
Head boy Uenuku Hoerara and deputy head boy Tyrone Reedy-Callaghan were part of the Tairāwhiti Anglican Church Delegation along with Sione Veituna and Christopher Douglas-Huriwai.
The group was participating in the Red Shirt Project, where young adults come together every summer for a two-week mission trip helping poorer communities on Pine Ridge Indian reservation, home of the Oglala Lakota tribe.
Uenuku and Tyrone mowed lawns, helped tidy cemeteries and restore a historical church damaged by a storm, built a softball pitch dugout and even found time to teach rugby to the locals.
Photo: Uenuku Hoerara hard at work helping restore a church after damage from a storm. For more on this and other great Hawke’s Bay stories go to hawkesbaytoday.co.nz Posted: 8 October 2018