On 31 October, the 14th Mana Pounamu Young Achievers Awards were held in Dunedin. Forty-one pupils from Otago won awards, recognising both achievement and potential of rakatahi Māori. Josh Arana Hill (Ngāi Tahu nō Awarua Rūnanga, Ngāpuhi) was a recipient and he also received a Hands-on Science Scholarship, which enables him to attend Otago University for one week during the holidays with all accommodation and course fees covered; the scholarship is valued at $650. [Read more…]