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Manurewa youth scholars taking on the world

Published: 13 April 2018

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2018 Manurewa Rangatahi Youth Scholarship winners

A poetry retreat in Greece and an electroacoustic music conference in Italy are on the cards for two Manurewa Rangatahi Youth Scholarship recipients.

Manurewa Local Board has awarded 14 scholarships to help local 14- to 24-year-olds to be the best they can be.

Zechariah (Zech) Soakai intends to use the $2000 scholarship to attend the Rhodes Poetry Retreat in Greece, where he is looking forward to training under retreat facilitator – Australian slam poet Luka Lesson.

Read his poem, The Lucky Cricket, and find out more about his story from the Manukau Courier.

Garling Wu is heading to the 2018 Electroacoustic Musical Studies Conference in Florence while Ayden Toa'fa is off on a cultural language tour to improve his knowledge and understanding of Chinese culture and language. 

2018 Manurewa Rangatahi Youth Scholarship recipients: 

Anastasia 

Ratu

Destiny School

Atrena Qasho

Youkhana

Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Auckland

Audrey

Whitley

Bachelor of Health Sciences at Auckland University of Technology

Ayden Josiah

Toa’fa

Year 12 Sacred Heart China Culture & Educational Tour

Ben

Haurua

Te Wananga Takiura O Nga Kura Kaupapa Māori O Aotearoa

Damian

Piilua

Tai Poutini Polytechnic, Musical Arts Degree

Fanga'fua Telesia

Po’oi

Bachelor of Business at AUT

Garling

Wu

2018 Electroacoustic Music Conference in Florence, Italy

Kataraina

Tims

Te Wānanga Takiura o Ngā Kura Kaupapa Māori o Aotearoa, Bachelor of Teaching Kura Kaupapa Māori

Kimiora Rose

Reihana Te Momo

Bachelor of Visual Arts - photography

Mariah Kate

Ashby

Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences, AUT

Tonisha

Rohe

Te Wānanga Takiura o Ngā Kura Kaupapa Māori o Aotearoa, Certificate - Rūmaki Reo

Victoria

Kolose

Bachelor of Sport, Health and Physical Education, University of Auckland

Zechariah

Soakai

Rhodes Poetry Retreat 2018 in Rhodes