June Pānui, 2017


Te Kūmara Vine

In 2016 I was privileged to have been awarded a Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō Trust Education Grant.

Te Kūmara Vine

The Grant was used to help pay my tuition fees in my third and final year of study at Victoria University in Wellington.

In 2014, I graduated with a Tohu Māoritanga (Diploma in Māori Studies), and in December 2016, with the support of Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō, I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a double major in Māori Resource Management and Te Reo Māori.

I hope to one day utilise the skills and knowledge I have gained from my studies working amongst my Iwi to preserve, maintain, and revitalise our environment and Te Reo.

I would like to thank the Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō Trust for supporting me in my academic journey, and helping me to achieve my goals.

Nei rā te mihi manahau ki a koutou, e te Poari o Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō, mei kore koutou!

Nāku iti nei,
Te Rongomai Tipene-Matua

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