In 2015, Janelle Wilson was awarded the annual Ngāi Tahu Property Pūmanawa Scholarship for students demonstrating natural talent or leadership qualities. In order to receive the scholarship Janelle had to demonstrate a strong academic ability, a well-rounded community connection and strong personal qualities. As a Pūmanawa scholar, Janelle will be able to work at Ngāi Tahu Property and contribute to the future development of Ngāi Tahu as an iwi. Janelle is currently studying Law and Psychology and is in her fifth and final year of study at the University of Otago. [Read more…]


Janelle Wilson (Ngāi Tahu – Ngāti Tūrākatahi, Ngāti Tūteahuka; Te Whakatōhea) recently graduated from Massey University in Palmerston North with a graduate diploma in primary teaching. Janelle, who affiliates to Waihao Marae through Jane Harpur and Arthur Gibbs to Pakinui and William Harpur, also gained a degree in Māori Visual Arts in 2012. [Read more…]