Wairakei Charitable Trust

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What does the scholarship get me?


Closing dates for applications

Next: 31 December 2019

31st of December each year.

Length of award

The annual scholarships will also be awarded every year for the duration of the consents. 

Purpose of award

To undertake projects that address the issues of Nga Hapu in maintaining their ancestral connections to waahi tapu and other Taonga affected by the activities of the Wairakei and Poihipi geothermal power stations. 

Selection criteria

Educational scholarships for students of Nga Hapu descent are also open. The Trust will make available an annual Wairakei-Tauhara Hapu tertiary education scholarship of $3000 to encourage and upskill Nga Hapu members in tertiary education. 

The tertiary education scholarship has a special emphasis on (but not limited to) the area of natural resource management. The annual scholarships will also be awarded every year for the duration of the consents. 

How do students apply?

Applications for the first round of project funding and for the educational scholarships are now being accepted. 

More details and application forms are available on the website www.wairakeitrust.co.nz or from the Trust Secretary Robyn Orchard phone 0800 000458, email robyn.orchard@contact-energy.co.nz 
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History or background of award

The Trust was established during the reconsenting of the Wairakei Geothermal Power Station. 

Under the trust deed ratified with the signing of the resource consent renewals, the trust will consider its first applications for project funding from Nga Hapu of Rauhoto Marae, Te Rangiita Marae, Oruanui Marae and Maroa Marae.

For guidelines, application forms and more information about this award contact

Massey University
Private Bag 11-222, Palmerston North 4222
0800 627 739


Every effort has been made to ensure the above information is current and correct. However, applicants should contact the appropriate administering body before making an application, as details do change frequently. The administrator of this record last updated this information in October 2019.