October 04, 2013
Waikato students show the way
Waikato University management students have picked up 11 of the 30 Tawera scholarships offered by Te Putea Whakatupu Trust.
The $10,000 scholarships, funded with Maori fisheries settlement money, are for Maori studying bachelor degrees in business, management or commerce.
They are designed to address the shortage of Maori in middle and senior management in a range of industries, including fisheries.
Part of the scholarship was to attend the trust’s annual Building Maori Futures conference.
Scholarship winner Katherine Barry from Ngati Maniapoto, who is involved with iwi and whanau land claims when she’s not studying, says the conference opened her eyes to the way Maori models might be applied to new or different ways of doing business.
Tawera is the Maori name for Venus, which was a primary reference for the first voyagers from Hawaiiki to Aotearoa.
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