March 19, 2013
FOMA interns shine in summer programme
The Federation of Māori Authorities has judged its internship programme Te Hikohiko Te Uira a great success.
Three Otago University science students, Lisa Pohatu, Malea Zygadlo, and Marama Kainamu Wheeler, spent their summer working within the New Zealand science system, across government agencies and with Māori businesses.
Federation Chair Traci Houpapa says they met with a range of business, political and iwi leaders.
She says they were an example of the type of leadership and talent the Māori economy and New Zealand will need in the future.
Ms Houpapa says the growing Māori economy needs Māori science generalists who can be the connectors and facilitators to lift the performance of the Māori asset base.
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