August 30, 2013
Students gather to look to future
Meanwhile, a younger generation of student politicians have gathered at Waikato University for the annual Te Huinga Tauira Māori Students’ Conference.
Kristin Ross from hosts Te Waiora o te Whare Wananga o Waikato says it’s four days of sport, culture, speech and politics, with a special focus this year on leadership.
She says the students are less concerned with protest than with seeing where they can contribute.
"I think students are just as stroppy as they were back in the 1980s but maybe the take are a bit different and the drive isn't the same. Because of the hard work they did back in the 70s and 80s, we are kind of reaping the rewards," Ms Ross says.
The tauira will be hearing from speakers like tikanga expert Pou Temara, Hauraki-Waikato MP Nanaia Mahuta, kapa haka maven Te Rita Papesch, youth worker Te Rawhitiroa Bosch, and Tiki Taane’s manager Ninakaye Taane Tinorau on their views on leadership and how it applies to Māori students.
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