Te Pae Tawhiti Kaimoana Enhancement Scholarship is designed for Māori who have a desire to contribute to the enhancement of the Māori kaimoana industry.

About this Scholarship

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To be eligible, applicants must be of Māori descent and be accepted into and enrolled in a kaimoana enhancement related tertiary programme at a tertiary institution.

The closing date for applications is now extended to Friday 5 February 2021

Mr Whaimutu Dewes

Enhancing the Māori kaimoana industry

The Te Pae Tawhiti Kaimoana Enhancement Scholarship has been established to honour and acknowledge the long-standing commitment and contribution by Mr Whaimutu Dewes to the Māori fishing industry from the settlement with the Crown, the establishment of Aotearoa Fisheries, to his years of service through directorships and Chairmanship of both Moana New Zealand and Sealord.

Moana New Zealand is New Zealand’s largest Māori owned kaimoana and kai ora company and is an important part of the inter-generational Māori Fisheries Settlement with the Crown. The nature of that settlement means that Māori will always be involved in fisheries.