Congratulations to our student winners for free tickets to PLACE19!
Te Kahui Manu Hokai is super stoked to be able to support these students get a better understanding of how Geospatial concepts can be applied to support Maori aspirations and hope they will share at home what they see, hear and learn at PLACE19!
- Waiapu Tangianau – Tolaga Bay Area School Y11
- Renee Reynolds – Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology
- Karla Porou – Eastern Institute of Technology
- Mihihea Turei – Victoria University of Wellington
- Zoyha Nisha – Auckland University of Technology
- Davina Walker – Eastern Institute of Technology
To quote some of them, as to why they want to attend:
This could benefit the tamariki that I work alongside and also be good to help my aunty with her taiao monitoring kaupapa she does.
It’s only second nature for me to engage myself and learn the new technologies that we have access to that will broaden my knowledge to help me on my journey and not just for me, for our people for our whenua, that will better our future.
When i saw the program, i felt that i should make an attempt to try and get this student pass. The program is designed to cover aspects of Maori land and i feel it is something that i can take back with me to Fiji because of majority of customary land ownership in Fiji.
I will gain practical skills to provide an environmental report for both my studies and the Iwi whenua that I’m studying. I also hope to use these skills to develop an environmental plan for the whanau land block that I have been working on.