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Local iwi among scholarship winners

Posted at 6:42am Wednesday 12 Apr, 2017

Bay of Plenty iwi are well-represented in this year’s Ngarimu VC and 28th Maori Battalion Memorial Scholarships.

Young affiliates of Ngai Te Rangi, Te Arawa, Whakatohea, and Tuhoe were among the eight recipients of the scholarships.

The scholarships commemorate Victoria Cross recipient Second Lieutenant Te Moananui a Kiwa Ngarimu, and the soldiers of the 28th Maori Battalion.

Among the winners is Rotorua Boys’ High School student Tipene James (Te Arawa); Waikato University Ba and BSc student Tekiteora Rolleston-Gabel (Ngai Tuhoe, Ngati Kahu, Ngai Te Rangi); and aspiring Masters of Law student Arena Williams (Te Aitanga a Mahaki, Rongowhakaata, Tuhoe, Whakatohea, Kati Mamoe, Kai Tahu).

Arena is one of three Master’s scholars, who will receive $15,000 per year for up to two years, while Tipene and Tekiteora are among the five undergraduate scholars who will receive $10,000 per year for up to five years.

Education Minister and Ngarimu board chair Hekia Parata says the scholarships recognise the ‘exciting futures’ these eight awardees have ahead of them.

“They have already demonstrated what young Maori can achieve with hard work and dedication and I look forward to seeing what more they accomplish in the future.”

Applications for the next round of Ngarimu VC and 28th Maori Battalion Memorial Scholarships open on May 1 and close September 30.


COMMENTS

That's an admission

Posted on 15-04-2017 19:37 | By Papamoaner

So there are people who know who you are, read the forums, then express their veiws to you in private?How transparent. You are certainly very economical with the truth. This does not reflect well on your intellect. But back on topic, it is ungracious to insult young achievers like that. Pull your head in and stop being an obnoxious loose cannon.
Interesting!

Posted on 15-04-2017 12:17 | By Captain Sensible

So papamoaner now speaks for the ’community at large’ ! Interesting! Nobody I know agrees with him so I wonder how he comes to that conclusion?
@ papamoaner

Posted on 15-04-2017 10:39 | By Captain Sensible

You have your opinion, I have mine. To benefit from race based privilege is ....well, you know what most people who were not allowed to apply due to their skin colour, will be thinking.
@ captain sensible

Posted on 14-04-2017 17:30 | By Papamoaner

That’s in bad taste my friend. This is not the place for it. You can express your views elsewhere. How do you think that makes these young achievers feel? No, they are not too young to appreciate.To those achievers I say - we are not all like this individual. The community at large are with you. Well done, and all the best for the future. Your ball is rolling now - keep it going and don’t look back.
@ captain sensible

Posted on 14-04-2017 17:30 | By Papamoaner

That’s in bad taste my friend. This is not the place for it. You can express your views elsewhere. How do you think that makes these young achievers feel? No, they are not too young to appreciate.To those achievers I say - we are not all like this individual. The community at large are with you. Well done, and all the best for the future. Your ball is rolling now - keep it going and don’t look back.
very sad

Posted on 12-04-2017 17:21 | By Captain Sensible

While I wish the recipients well who are possibly too young to appreciate the race based nature of these scholarships, it is sad to see 85% of the population were excluded from applying, based on race.
We are all proud of you

Posted on 12-04-2017 10:01 | By Papamoaner

Good on you, and I say that as an older non-maori Kiwi. Like the trade apprentices, you are the guys (both genders) who will run the outfit after us oldies have gone.

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