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Next Taupae Pia intake starting in February

E ahu tika ai te pia me tū ki te taupae o te maunga, mātai whenua ai.

Nō te whenua te mana o te tangata, ko te tangata te kaitiaki i te whenua.

The Māori Trustee, Dr Charlotte Severne, will welcome three new graduates to the Taupae Pia programme at Te Tumu Paeroa next year.

Graduates Elsa Hug-Nicoll, Ngahuia Huirama, and Tamara Edmonds will join Te Tumu Paeroa as part of the second intake for the graduate programme.

Taupae Pia aims to develop leadership and excellence in Māori land administration, opening up new life-long career pathways for rangatahi so they can have a role in protecting and enhancing whenua Māori for generations to come.

Elsa Hug-Nicoll (Ngāti Tūwharetoa (Ngāti Hine, Ngāti Rauhoto, Ngāti Hinerau, Ngāti Hineure), Ngāti Raukawa (Ngāti Ahuru)), has a background in law and hopes to develop her knowledge of Māori land law during her time in the programme.

Ngahuia Huirama (Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairarapa, Ngai Tahu, Te Arawa (Ngāti Tuwharetoa), Waikato (Ngāti Tamainupo), is passionate about continuing the protection and sustainability of whenua Māori and ultimately wants to be part of the future generation that actively enhances Māori land administration.

Tamara Edmonds (Ngāti Kahu, Ngātiwai, Ngāpuhi, Te Rarawa) is on a journey to help her whānau, hapū and iwi and is driven to help them protect and preserve their whenua as well as achieve their aspirations.

The Māori Trustee, Dr Severne wants to congratulate and thank our 2020 Taupae Pia for bringing everything to the programme and for the learnings we have shared. 

“The first year of our Taupae Pia programme has been successful and we have learnt alongside the graduates to ensure we grow a sustainable pipeline of leadership and talent at Te Tumu Paeroa. I’m excited for what the second year of Taupae Pia will bring,” said Dr Severne.

This year’s 2021 successful applicants Elsa Hug-Nicoll, Ngahuia Huirama, Tamara Edmonds were selected from a cohort of incredibly talented rangatahi. The graduates will be welcomed to Te Tumu Paeroa with a whakatau in Te Whanganui-a-Tara on 31 January.

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