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Outstanding young Māori receive Ngārimu VC and 28th (Māori) Battalion Memorial Scholarships

Issue: Volume 94, Number 8

Posted: 18 May 2015
Reference #: 1H9cr3

Coralie Takuira Dargaville, Hine Kawana, Tahlia Kingi, Hon. Hekia Parata, Te Rer

The Ngārimu VC and 28th (Māori) Battalion Memorial Scholarship recipients, from left to right: Coralie Takuira Dargaville, Hine Kawana, Tahlia Kingi, Hon. Hekia Parata, Te Rerekohu Tūterangiwhiu, James Enright

Last week Education Minister Hekia Parata presented five Māori students with a prestigious tertiary scholarship in honour of the 28th (Māori) Battalion.

The students who were presented with the Ngārimu VC and 28th (Māori) Battalion Memorial Scholarship in a ceremony at Parliament are:

  • Tahlia Kingi (Te Awara, Te Aitanga-a-Hauiti)
  • Te Rerekohu Tūterangiwhiu (Ngāpuhi, Taranaki, Ngāti Ranginui, Tainui)
  • Hine Kawana (Rangitane, Raukawa, Te Arawa, Ngā Waiariki, Te Ati-hau-nui-a-Papārangi)
  • Coralie Takuira Dargaville (Ngāpuhi, Te Rarawa)
  • James Enright (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Ruanui)

The winners were chosen from 86 applicants in the 2014/15 round and are made up of aspiring psychologists, doctors and an environmental scientist at undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels.

Applications for the next round of the Ngārimu VC and 28th (Māori) Battalion Memorial Scholarship open on 1 July 2015 and close in September.

Find information about the Ngārimu VC and 28th (Māori) Battalion Memorial Scholarships(external link) and applications for the 2015/16 round.

BY Education Gazette editors
Education Gazette | Tukutuku Kōrero, reporter@edgazette.govt.nz

Posted: 9:24 am, 18 May 2015

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