6 Porirua News Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Whitireia scholarships a
welcome help to lucky 13
Porirua City residents have one Andrew
of the lowest stress levels in New Bonallack
Zealand. The city was placed in
the top 10 places to live in New email@example.com
Zealand. The findings are the Direct Dial: 587-1675
result of analysis carried out by
ASB Bank. Porirua’s also ranked
Whitireia Community Polytechnic
in the top 10 as the country’s
has eased the first tertiary year for
healthiest city, best city commu-
13 former high school students with
nity, best places for families and
scholarships of up to $4000 each.
most affluent places.
The polytechnic offers a regular
scholarship each year for a set num-
Hands on ber of high school students who
approach want to study at Whitireia.
Hands On Career exhibition will The students, all from colleges in
be held at the Te Rauparaha Porirua, Tawa and Kapiti last year,
Recreation Centre, designed to were welcomed by chief executive
give Year 10, 11 and 12 students Don Campbell during a formal pre-
a “hands on” exposure to a range sentation last week.
of industries. “I’m delighted that we can sup-
The expo is March 19, 9am port you, and I hope it smooths the
to 3pm. way so you can concentrate on your
studies and be successful.”
The scholarship is especially wel-
Desserts come for Jamecia Stewart, Titahi
competition Bay, who completed her high school
MiUpdates.com, a Porirua-based studies at He Hurahi Tamariki, the
on-line service directory, is run- school for teenage mothers.
ning a dessert competition for She has just started a NZ Diploma
restaurants, cafes and bars in in Business.
Porirua. The winning treat will Although having a baby meant ON TRACK: From left, Jamecia Stewart, He Huarahi Tamariki; Allanah Barr, Kapiti College; Moreroa Onosai, Mana College; Georgina Nawrocki,
be judged on Mar 16 at North some changes, Jamecia says she Paraparaumu College; Janelle Smith, Aotea College; Hannah Butcher, Paraparaumu College; Brittany Morgan, Tawa College; Anna Fisk, Tawa College;
City Shopping Centre by Porirua never thought she should not study Amberley Kurtz, Tawa College; Amy Jarret, Aotea College; Lisa Aliva, Aotea College; Maureenterria Pelman, Porirua College; and Ahdar Taefu, Porirua
Mayor Jenny Brash, deputy and achieve success. College. Photo: Andrew Bonallack / PW Scholarships 01 050308
Mayor Litea Ah Hoi and More “Over the last few years my cous-
FM’s Justin Ray. in and I have had ideas for our busi- after this. homes to make sure it was what plying for a scholarship towards a
For more information and ness, but I needed to know how the “I just want to learn the skills, and they wanted, and say they are look- certificate in electrical engineering.
entry forms see www.miup- business sector worked.” then boom.” ing forward to their professional “I want to study hard and put my
dates.com. She says she has always been a Two former Tawa College stu- studies. best efforts into qualifying and suc-
geek when it came to study, and dents, Amberley Kurtz and Anna The only man on the scholar- ceeding,” he says.
nothing slows her down. Fisk, have both started the nursing ship list, Ahdar Taefu from Porirua
“I’ve always wanted to go to uni- degree. College, also got work experience
versity, to travel one day,” she says. Both worked as caregivers in rest with a local electrician before ap-
“I’m thinking of doing a bachelors
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