Waiarini Edwards (Ngāti Mahuta) is one of four recipients of the Graymont (NZ) Limited Scholarships. She is completing a Bachelor of Science at the University of Waikato.
This year, MMTB was privileged to be able to continue to provide four Graymont (NZ) Limited Scholarships. These scholarships are each worth a total of $1,000 and offered to students studying within the field of environmental studies at an undergraduate tertiary level.
Waiarini has a strong passion for the environment. She says “Gaining in depth knowledge from a science perspective and incorporating it with tikanga and kawa that our tūpuna have practiced for many years is my main goal. As a child who was born and bred in and around the sea, I would love to preserve all of Ngāti Mahuta and Maniapoto moana, and gain the nutritious food that our tūpuna lived off for many years”.