March 27, 2018
Lofty ambitions for Ngarimu scholars
Two University of Auckland students have received doctoral scholarships in the the name of Second World War Victoria Cross winner Te Moananui a Kiwa Ngarimu.
Jamie-Lee Rahiri from Ngati Porou, Ngati Whatua ki Kaipara, and Te Atihaunui-a-Papaarangi is studying bariatric surgery, while Pauline Adams from Te Whanau-a-Apanui is studying Education
The Ngarimu VC and the 28th (Maori) Battalion tertiary scholarships were created in 1948.
Youth Minister Peeni Henare says the winners show not only excellence in education but determination, leadership, and commitment to their communities.
This year’s masters scholarships went to Te Puoho Katen, who is studying Business Management at Stanford University in California, and the Kimiora Kaire-Melbourne and Te Aorere Pewhairangi, who are both studying Maori/indigenous media at Waikato University.
The three undergraduate scholarship winners are Waikato University students Ngapera Keegan, who is studying science, and Johannah Burge, who is doing management studies, and University of Otago medical student Mairarangi Haimona,
This year’s recipient is the Manakura Award was Te Hemanawa or Hema Temara of Tuhoe for her lifetime commitment and leadership to Maori.
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