November 04, 2020
Maori steered into forest sciences
Te Uru Rākau/ Forestry New Zealand has awarded a further eight scholarships for students doing forestry-related degrees at the University of Canterbury.
Te Uru Rākau acting deputy director-general Henry Weston says Ngā Karahipi Uru Rākau scholarships are targeted at Māori and women, who are underrepresented in forestry sciences and engineering.
They provide $8000 a year for the four years of the degree.
Recipients also get summer internships where they can see career paths aside from planting, pruning, and harvesting trees.
Mr Weston says forestry science and engineering keeps New Zealand wood at the cutting edge of innovation and sought after by customers around the globe.
This year’s recipients are Steven Doherty, Heather Harper, Tessa McCarthy, Lana Parker-Hay, Maude Rogers, Chloe Small, Angus Syminton and Anaru Walker.
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