Alumni

Expanding Our Networks

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Growing Network of 
Future Business Talent

"The alumni association will strengthen and expand the networks these young Māori business leaders can utilise as their careers develop and will allow alumni to share ideas, experiences and opportunities with one another."

Richard Jefferies
Chair, Te Pūtea Whakatupu Trust

Alumni Association

Growing Network of
Future Business Talent

“An enduring relationship with these promising individuals means that the Trust can continue to
support and create opportunities for them. In time, they may be able to give back by supporting and
creating opportunities for other alumni.”

Richard Jefferies, Chair, TPWT

Te Pūtea Whakatupu Trust is building a new Māori business network for the recipients of its expanding scholarships programme.

Work began in early 2013 on establishing an alumni association for recipients of funding through the Trust’s Ngā Whetū Hei Whai scholarship programme, which currently provides for $500,000 in scholarships for up to 50 students annually.

Trust chair Richard Jefferies said the alumni association will strengthen and expand the networks these young Māori business leaders can utilise as their careers develop and will allow alumni to share ideas, experiences and opportunities with one another.

“The recipients of the Ngā Whetū Hei Whai scholarships are fortunate to be given access to an immediate business network of their peers – a network that grows every year without any effort on their part.

“Our scholarship recipients now number nearly 200, and with up to 50 new recipients annually this number will grow rapidly. The students themselves very quickly organised social networking connections as a group and have continued to develop the network as they graduate and move into the workforce.

“The Trust has simply taken this a step further to form a formal alumni network, which will achieve a number of important outcomes, including supporting graduates toward internships, industry experience and governance opportunities. The Trust will continue to use its networks to support scholarship recipients into work, and to provide potential employers with a conduit to a growing pool of talented Māori with leadership potential,” Mr Jefferies said.

2015 recipients

2015 Scholarship Recipients

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An important component of the Scholarships is the requirement for recipients to attend the national conference Ngā Whetū Hei Whai – Charting Pathways for Māori Industry Futures. The 2015 conference was convened in Waikato. It provided an opportunity for scholarship recipients to meet Māori leaders in key sectors of the economy, and to hear first-hand about their plans and aspirations for the growth of the emerging Māori economy.

2014 Alumni

2014 Scholarship Recipients

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An important component of the Scholarships is the requirement for recipients to attend the national conference Ngā Whetū Hei Whai – Charting Pathways for Māori Industry Futures. The 2014 conference was convened in Waikato. It provided an opportunity for scholarship recipients to meet Māori leaders in key sectors of the economy, and to hear first-hand about their plans and aspirations for the growth of the emerging Māori economy.

2013 Alumni

2013 Scholarship Recipients

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The 2013 conference was convened in Waitangi. It provided an opportunity for scholarship recipients to meet Māori leaders in key sectors of the economy, and to hear first-hand about their plans and aspirations for the growth of the emerging Māori economy.

2012 Alumni

2012 Scholarship Recipients

Click on scholarship to view recipients for 2012 - Tāwera | Rona

The 2012 conference was convened in Rotorua. It provided an opportunity for scholarship recipients to meet Māori leaders in key sectors of the economy, and to hear first-hand about their plans and aspirations for the growth of the emerging Māori economy.

2011 Alumni

2011 Scholarship Recipients

Click on scholarship to view recipients for 2011 - Tāwera

The 2011 conference was convened in Rotorua. It provided an opportunity for scholarship recipients to meet Māori leaders in key sectors of the economy, and to hear first-hand about their plans and aspirations for the growth of the emerging Māori economy.

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