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Marlborough Lines – 2016 Tertiary Scholarship for Māori

Marlborough Lines – 2016 Tertiary Scholarship for Māori

Applications for the 2016 Tertiary Scholarship for Māori are now open.

Scholarship applications are restricted to those who reside within the catchment of Marlborough Lines (ie the Marlborough region westwards to d’Urville Island, north to the Marlborough Sounds and south to Waipapa Bay).

The closing date for application is Friday 25 November 2016.

The Application Form can be completed either electronically, delivered to the Marlborough Lines office reception on Alfred Street in Blenheim, or posted by mail.

Scholarship Guidelines

  1. The scholarship is for one year only. Successful applicants may reapply for the scholarship in subsequent years.
  2. Information requested is essential in determining applications. In respect to all written applications the decision of the appointment panel is final.
  3. Applications are invited from those who reside within the catchment of Marlborough Lines (ie the Marlborough region westwards to d’Urville Islande, north to the Marlborough Sounds and south to Waipapa Bay).
  4. Priority is given to those who:
    1. Are descended from at least one of the following Marlborough iwi – Ngāti Apa, Ngāti Koata, Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Kuia, Ngāti Rārua, Ngāti Toarangatira, Rangitāne and Te Ātiawa
    2. Can demonstrate their involvement in Te Ao Māori
    3. Can identify strongly with the Marlborough region
    4. Are studying towards a tertiary qualification in the forthcoming academic year
    5. Can show evidence of the ability to undertake tertiary study
  5. The scholarship will be granted on written confirmation from the tertiary institution concerned, that the applicant has been accepted on the course of study
  6. Applications close on Friday 25 November 2016

Click here for the application form

TIAKINA TE TAIAO – Ngāti Koata Representative

TIAKINA TE TAIAO – Ngāti Koata Representative

The Ngāti Koata Trust Board is calling for expressions of interest for a Ngāti Koata representative on the Tiakina Te Taiao Ltd Board.

Tiakina Te Taiao is an iwi mandated resource management entity that provides iwi resource management and environmental advisory for Ngāti Koata, Ngāti Rārua, Ngāti Tama, Te Ātiawa, NRAIT and Wakatu Incorporation.

The role of Tiakina Te Taiao is to raise awareness of tikanga and mātauranga Maori in resource management and environmental research, and development of community based initiatives. It:

  • advocates for the protection of cultural heritage,
  • provides cultural, social and educational aspects for understanding on Council urban and rural development,
  • enhancement and protection of the natural environment from a Māori worldview for the wider Tasman and Nelson communities,
  • advises Council on iwi being engaged and consulted in Council and National processes and procedures,
  • assists in managing the environment and ngā taonga tuku iho which are core to manawhenua iwi identity and survival.

The key objectives of the organisation are:

  • to facilitate, support and enable manawhenua iwi to practice kaitiakitanga in all areas of resource management in Te Tau Ihu,
  • to provide a proactive and professional iwi resource management and environmental advisory service,
  • to advocate for the protection of Maori cultural heritage (e.g. archaeological sites),
  • to elevate iwi concerns, values and profile in the resource management and environmental area,
  • to upskill and empower iwi members, to participate in this work in order to facilitate and implement kaitiakitanga (guardianship)

The role of the Ngāti Koata representative is:

  • to effectively represent the interests of Ngāti Koata iwi
  • to advocate and promote the goals and objectives of the Ngāti Koata Trust Strategic Plan
  • to report to Ngāti Koata Trust Board
  • to be an active, responsible member of the Tiakina Te Taiao Board

There is a renumeration package based on a meeting fee.

For further information please contact the Ngāti Koata Trust Office.