E ngā rangatira, e ngā pou e hiki ana i te mana o Ngāpuhi, tēnā koutou katoa. Ko au tēnei e mihi whakawhetai ana ki a koutou o te poari e whakaae ana ki te tautoko i tēnei uri nau. Ka tū whakaiti au kei mua i te aroaro i toku iwi, tihei mauritau. It is with great humility and appreciation that I humbly accept the generous financial support that Te Rūnanga has given me to complete my PhD studies. This support will help no end to ease the final few months and will also contribute to further research endeavours to give back to my iwi. Please call on me to koha back to the rūnanga particularly in my areas of interest, being education, Kaupapa Māori research and working to create positive transforming change for Māori women, mothers and whānau.
I roto ano i te mihi
Na Hinekura Smith (2017 Ngāpuhi Scholarship Recipient)
[Published in E Mara E Pānui 4 May 2017]
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