Te manu e kai ana te miro nona te ngahere. Te manu e kai ana te matauranga, nona te Ao!
The bird that partakes of miro berry theirs is the forest. The bird that partakes of knowledge, theirs is the world.
The Patuharakeke Te Iwi Trust Board administers the NorthPort, T.R.Kepa and H.M. Pirihi and the Refining NZ Scholarships. It provides financial assistance to students who meet all of the criteria set out in the application form which can be downloaded here. Descendants of Patuharakeke are invited to submit an application during the scholarship round which opens between December and March each year. We need confident, skilled and educated people to continue to guide and support our development. We proactively seek to build competence in our whanau to ensure we will be capable of managing our own assets and our natural resources going into the future.
2021 scholarships have closed.
The Patuharakeke Education Sub Committee has completed the scholarship process for 2021.
The 2021 Scholarship Sub Committee members were:
Juanita Hool (Marae trustees representative)
Francida Doak (Whānau representative)
Greg Blomfield, Bailey Beddis (Northport)
Sanjo Kuindersma (Refining NZ
Year Name Place of Study Studies
2021 Tina Lumsden University of Auckland Bachelor of Education (Teaching) Primary specialisation
2021 Ihaia Swann New Zealand College of Chiropractic Bachelor of Chiropractic
2021 Thalia Heiwari Victoria University of Wellington Biomedical Science Degree majoring in Molecular Pathology
2021. Alyssa Thomas Victoria University of Wellington Bachelor of Science, double major in Geography and Development Studies and a minor in Māori studies
2021. Te Rauaroha Tuhoro Victoria University of Wellington Law Degree
2021 Mikayla Murray University of Waikato Bachelor of Arts, double major in Te Reo Māori and Sports Development