Papatoetoe High School student Caitlin Jenkins just won the IIML National Schools Poetry Award with her poem, ‘South’, and The Spinoff shares both the poem and what the judges had to say. Judge Tayi Tibble says, “Caitlin cleverly explores the relationship between people and place, tangata and whenua, by personifying South Auckland, while also challenging the reader to understand that to many outsiders, the inhabitants of South Auckland are ‘but a direction of Auckland’s map.’”

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