Kupe Scholarships recognise highly accomplished Māori and Pacific student teachers

The 2022 Kupe Scholarships for Māori and Pacific High Achievers has been awarded to twenty-six student teachers, in recognition of their high academic achievement and leadership potential.

The Kupe Scholarships, worth over $22,000, aim to attract highly accomplished Māori and Pacific students to the teaching profession and support them to become teachers in early childhood, primary and secondary education.  

The inspiring 2022 scholars will be celebrated at an awards ceremony hosted by the Associate Minister of Education (Pacific Peoples), Hon Aupito William Sio, at Parliament buildings on Wednesday 14 September. 

The next round of Kupe Scholarships opens for applications on 17 January 2023 and close 14 February 2023. For more information visit the TeachNZ Website(external link) 

Māori Kupe scholars 

Pacific Kupe scholars 

Rebecca Atkins 

Mary Ake 

Nathan Grant 

Tori Iosefo 

Lukas Green 

Latesha Latu 

Taylor Hakaraia-Woon 

Summer Richards 

Amy Hancock 

Richard Tau’alupe 

Claire Hartley 

Jacinta Vailala 

Daniel Hepi 

Andy Valeni 

Candace Mariri Carroll 

 

Jahnae Philips 

 

Tepora Priest 

 

India Rewha 

 

Sally Taueki Kinghazel 

 

Hinemoana Tautari 

 

Kohu Thomas 

 

Shakentah Tutapakore 

 

Ruby Waetford-Wilson 

 

Wirihana Wilson 

 

Ngakopakopa Wilson 

 

Claudia Wollaston 

 

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