The Pūhoro Programme is giving 80 Māori students a taste of what’s available in careers that involve science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
The Māori Science Academy (MSA), is a partnership initiative involving Massey University, Te Puni Kōkiri and Year 11 students at six Manawatu schools and Murupara Area School.
“Pūhoro lets us identify and catch students who might be struggling. We work with them, the teachers and one-on-one tutors so that students can achieve their NCEA standards,” explains Naomi Manu, Associate Director of Massey University’s MSA programme.
Some of the attendees from the Pūhoro programme, front to back: Shahanna Tahere – Feilding High School (Ngāti Raukawa), Taine Davis – Palmerston North Boys High (Ngāti Kahungunu), Kahuroa Brown – Hato Paora (Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāi Tai), Rongomau Whaanga – Hato Paora (Ngāti Rangi/Muaupoko/Ngāti Kahungunu/Ngāti Pahauwera), and Teina Pirimona-Whaanga – Palmerston North Boys High (Ngāti Ruanui), at the Massey University Pūhoro Waka Wars, April 2016.