Grant to help Tomairangi's masters thesis

MASTERS GRANT: Tomairangi Chaffey-Aupouri from Gisborne has received a $10,000 joint grant to assist her to complete her masters degree in Maori and Indigenous studies. Picture by Liam Clayton

GISBORNE university graduate Tomairangi Chaffey-Aupouri has returned to the East Coast to write her masters thesis in Maori and indigenous studies and has received a $10,000 ‘‘Kia Ita’’ grant to help her do it.

The 23-year-old graduated from EIT Tairawhiti with a bachelor degree in Maori studies last year and has studied extramurally through Waikato University this year.

She will complete a masters degree in Maori and indigenous studies.

The joint “Kia Ita” grant was awarded to her recently by Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Maori and Nga Pae o Te Maramatanga, (The Maori Language Commission and Centre of Research Excellence).

“It was pretty overwhelming to receive the grant, and I appreciate it hugely,” Miss Chaffey-Aupouri said.

“It will help me honour the people who have helped me through my studies so far, and help me continue to follow my dreams.”

Her thesis will be based on the intergenerational pedagogies (teaching methodology) of leading East Coast Maori women Tuini Ngawai and Ngoingoi Pewhairangi.

“It will be about the legacy they have left throughout the generations in relation to all things Maori, particularly the Maori performing arts and the revitalisation of te reo Maori.”

She has started work on the thesis already.

“It is due to be completed by early February 2018.”

GISBORNE university graduate Tomairangi Chaffey-Aupouri has returned to the East Coast to write her masters thesis in Maori and indigenous studies and has received a $10,000 ‘‘Kia Ita’’ grant to help her do it.

The 23-year-old graduated from EIT Tairawhiti with a bachelor degree in Maori studies last year and has studied extramurally through Waikato University this year.

She will complete a masters degree in Maori and indigenous studies.

The joint “Kia Ita” grant was awarded to her recently by Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Maori and Nga Pae o Te Maramatanga, (The Maori Language Commission and Centre of Research Excellence).

“It was pretty overwhelming to receive the grant, and I appreciate it hugely,” Miss Chaffey-Aupouri said.

“It will help me honour the people who have helped me through my studies so far, and help me continue to follow my dreams.”

Her thesis will be based on the intergenerational pedagogies (teaching methodology) of leading East Coast Maori women Tuini Ngawai and Ngoingoi Pewhairangi.

“It will be about the legacy they have left throughout the generations in relation to all things Maori, particularly the Maori performing arts and the revitalisation of te reo Maori.”

She has started work on the thesis already.

“It is due to be completed by early February 2018.”

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Mark Feary - 25 days ago
Awesome and well done

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