Growing our future – Matakahi Cadetships

Applications are now open for 2013 Matakahi Cadetships. The commercial aspirations of Ngāi Tahu Holdings Corporation coupled with Te Rūnanga Group’s role as an intergenerational steward of the tribe’s assets led to the development of this programme. Matakahi cadetships create opportunities to grow our Ngāi Tahu capacity now and for the future.

Established in 2009 the cadetships are for Ngāi Tahu students entering their first or second year of a commercially focused tertiary qualification and are designed to provide cadets with a broad range of learning experiences, challenges, and opportunities within the Te Rūnanga Group.

What we are looking for:

  • If you want to be a Matakahi Cadet you will need to demonstrate a strong academic ability, a well-rounded community connection that you will able to demonstrate at either a whānau, hapū, papatipu rūnanga or iwi level.
  • We consider personal qualities to be as important as academic ones.
  • The Matakahi cadet programme is a significant financial investment and we will expect a significant commitment from those that are chosen on the programme. We will want to see how you can contribute to the future development of the Iwi.
  • We are looking for cadets who fit a lot of varied mahi into their lives and have determination and enthusiasm. You’ll also need to be highly motivated and give examples of your engagement and initiative.

We’d like to hear from people who have been doing well at secondary school or university with a range of interests – all-rounders willing to learn. Matakahi applications close Friday 19 April 2013 – check out the Ngāi Tahu Website for application forms.