Hauraki Greenland Memorial Scholarship
Maori Scholarships
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The Ministry of Justice | Te Tāhū o te Ture
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Awarded to tauira in Aotearoa New Zealand with a demonstrated commitment to public service, advocacy and social justice.
Whānau statement:
Our father, Hauraki Greenland, was born in Mangakino, his iwi is Ngāti Maniapoto, his hapū Ngāti Rōrā and his marae is Te Tokanganui-a-Noho.

Hauraki completed his Bachelor of Arts and Master’s degrees at Auckland University in the early 1980's. He majored in Political Studies and Sociology and eventually became President of the Auckland University Māori Club. One of Dad’s proudest achievements at university was helping to establish Waipapa Marae on campus, the first Marae built for Auckland University.

Dad then began his career as a Diplomat for Foreign Affairs, and his first posting was in Canberra, Australia. On returning to New Zealand he worked as a Senior Policy Analyst for a number of Government departments, including Te Puni Kōkiri, The Treasury and the Ministry of Justice.

Our Dad was a man of conviction and integrity and was never afraid to offer a perspective on issues that didn’t align with those he worked with.

Dad met our mum while studying at Auckland University. They were both keen advocates for social justice issues and the revival of Māori language, culture and identity. Mum and Dad would attend student protests together, for example the Springbok tour protest. They were together for 40 years.

Hauraki had a number of quirks, such as consistently mixing up the names of his four children. He loved a bit of food to go with his tomato sauce, and when he was four he managed to sneakily pour blackberry syrup in his hair and avoid washing it for a month.

His sickness and early passing left a hole in our hearts and a void in our lives. He was a colleague, a mentor, a friend to many, and the best father we could ask for. We hope this scholarship honours his memory and his contribution to Te Ao Māori.

We will love you always Dad.

Am I eligible for this scholarship?
Applicants must have completed at least one year of a tertiary education programme and remain enrolled, and be able to demonstrate:

• critical thinking about a broad range of social, cultural and economic issues, and how they intersect
• a strong sense of social justice, demonstrated through advocacy and/or activism
• a commitment to Te Tirohanga Māori
• participation and engagement in your community, non-governmental organisations or similar
• political awareness.

The Hauraki Greenland Memorial Scholarship takes place over two years, and comprises two summer internships, a financial award of $5,000 per recipient per academic year, and mentoring opportunities.

The scholarship comprises summer internships over two consecutive years. The first summer internship will be with the Research and Evaluation team within The Ministry of Justice | Te Tāhū o te Ture. This will take place in Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington, starting late November 2020.

The second internship will take place the following summer either with a community organization or another government agency. The location will be decided with the successful applicant, based on their goals and interests.

The internships will take place from the end of November to mid-February each summer, so you will need to be available during that period. Specific dates will be announced closer to the time and in line with the tertiary semesters.

How to Apply:

To apply, please submit a personal statement in whichever format suits you. It could be a video, an essay, presentation slides, or something similar.

Your personal statement should address the eligibility criteria above, and answer one of the following questions:
• what does a fair and equitable Aotearoa New Zealand look like to you?
• what does a society that lives by tino rangatiratanga look like to you?
• in what ways do you think understanding Te Tiriti o Waitangi could influence social policy in Aotearoa New Zealand?
• why do you think Māori feature disproportionately in social statistics such as high rates of incarceration, morbidity, unemployment, and homelessness?
• which inequalities (gender, ethnicity, education, income etc.) deserve the greatest attention?
• what kind of society would you be proud to be a public servant in?

Send your personal statement to: research@justice.govt.nz
The Ministry of Justice | Te Tāhū o te Ture is committed to providing a safe and inclusive working environment.

We accept applications from eligible tauira of any age, but the roles given to interns will be at entry level and are not intended for people with extensive prior experience in public service departments.

If you have family responsibilities, high needs, health issues, live rurally or are experiencing any other barriers that make you hesitant about considering this opportunity, please still apply. We’ll ensure you are assessed only on the skills and behaviours you can demonstrate, and we will support your application as best we can.

Flexible working is an important part of helping make the Ministry of Justice a great place to be and enabling our people to succeed. Flexible arrangements can be considered for this internship.