September 15, 2017
Scholarships for taiao champions
Four wahine passionate about the taiao have scooped this year’s Waikato University Dame Te Atairangikaahu Scholarships.
Waikato-Tainui Te Arataura chair Rukumoana Schaafhausen said the scholarships, which are jointly funded by the tribe and Waikato Regional council, reflect tribal aspirations to invest in the education of rangatahi, care for the environment and work collaboratively with regional partners.
Lynley St George, Nevada Huaki-Foote, Tekiteora Rolleston-Gabel, and Ngapera Keegan are all pursuing science or environmental planning degrees.
Ms St George says she believes people can interact with their environment in a more positive and effective way if they have a strong grasp of science and a connection to their culture.
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