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Published: 4 December, 2018

Nelson Santa Parade Interpretation

Tēnā koutou katoa e ngā rau rangatira mā,


I am writing to you on behalf of the Mayor and Council firstly to apologise for any hurt and offence caused by the Santa interpretation at the Santa Parade last weekend.


The Council provides a funding grant to the Santa Parade Trust who organise the Santa Parade, but Council have no influence on the organisation of the event. The Council was not aware of any engagement with local iwi on the Māori interpretation for the event, and we are deeply embarrassed as to the outcome of the day, and any negative criticism towards Māori that has arisen from the Santa Parade. However, the Council will be investigating as to why the change was made and without appropriate consultation, and how the preparation of the event can be improved in the future.


Should you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact me


Ngā manaakitanga




Pania Lee

Kaihautū | Office of the Chief Executive


Nelson City Council | Te Kaunihera o Whakatū
P 03 265 6933  M 022 015 3326

Published: 30 November, 2018

Māori Education Trust

Māori Education Trust

Tēnā koe.


The Māori Education Trust 2019 Scholarship Programme is open and offers scholarships to Māori secondary school and tertiary students who meet the respective scholarship’s criteria. 


The 2019 Tertiary Scholarship Programme is made up of the following scholarships:



  • Frances Irwin Hunt Art Scholarship
  • Nicholas Irwin Hunt Writing Scholarship
  • Norman Kirk Memorial Scholarship
  • Rose Hellaby Bursaries Scholarship
  • Roy Watling Mitchell Bursaries Scholarship
  • Sir Apirana Ngata Memorial Scholarship
  • Sister Annie Henry Scholarship
  • Tī Maru Māori Trust Scholarship



  • Eric Hall McCormick Scholarship
  • Pae Tawhiti Scholarship (to open early 2019)
  • Queen Elizabeth II Postgraduate Fellowship
  • Rangiriri and Mātene Te Whiwhi Winiata Scholarship
  • Rose Hellaby Postgraduate Scholarship
  • Roy Watling Mitchell Prestigious Professions Scholarship
  • Tī Maru Māori Trust Prestigious Scholarship


Certificates, National Certificates and Diplomas:

  • Regina Rudland Memorial Scholarship


We will be adding new tertiary scholarships to our site next week.


We would appreciate it if you would pass the attached flyer to your staff, students, and those within your community who would benefit from a scholarship. 


While applicants are encouraged to apply on-line at, applicants can download an application form and guideline from the site, or contact us and we will forward copies by email or post.


If you would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact the office on 04 586 7971,

text: 027 262 8046, or email:


Māori Education Trust 2019 Tertiary Scholarship Flyer - (295 KB Adobe Acrobat PDF file) »

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