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Whitecliffe Announces Ngāti Whātua o Ōrākei Scholarship

Whitecliffe now offers one scholarship each year to applicants from Ngāti Whātua, thanks to a growing relationship between Ngāti Whātua o Ōrākei, Whitecliffe staff and family networks.

Whitecliffe now offers one scholarship each year to applicants from Ngāti Whātua, thanks to a growing relationship between Ngāti Whātua o Ōrākei, Whitecliffe staff and family networks.
Whitecliffe now offers one scholarship each year to applicants from Ngāti Whātua, thanks to a growing relationship between Ngāti Whātua o Ōrākei, Whitecliffe staff and family networks.

logoThe eldest son of the Whitecliffe family, Hayden Whitecliffe (Ngāti Pikiao, Te Arawa) along with Lea Te Huia-Eastwood (Tūwharetoa, Maniapoto) Whitecliffe’s Māori Cultural Support Coordinator (Pae Ārahi), have been working with whanau and staff members to establish a formal relationship with the Iwi since last year.

President Michèle Whitecliffe says, “The rich ancestral lineage of Kerehi Wikiriwhi (Greg Whitecliffe), tracks his ancestors back to the first canoes – Arawa Te Waka with the Captain Tama Te Kapua.  Greg’s desire was always to enrich and support his people into furthering their education and 36 years on, this scholarship and relationship with Ngāti Whātua o Orākei will hopefully be the start of a long and fruitful association. 

“The journey to work with and align ourselves to support our local iwi has been long in the planning.  From my perspective, I believe that giving back to society and encouraging talent is one of the core values of this college. I look forward to awarding our first scholarship student.”

The new scholarship is available for an exceptional candidate of Ngāti Whātua descent applying to enrol in any Whitecliffe undergraduate or postgraduate programme. It offers one full year of fees for consecutive study.



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