Applications can now be made for the Dr Sir John Te Ahikaiata Turei Memorial Grant funded by FENZ.

The Grant is annually awarded to provide financial support to individuals learning te reo Māori at a recognised university/whare wānanga, training establishment or other appropriate body. The Grant can also be used to promote te reo Māori within the wider community of FENZ.

The aims of the Grant are to:

  • further the strategic objectives of the organisation in respect to te reo Māori
  • promote principles which Sir John Turei personified, which are
    - serve the community with passion and dedication.
    - foster excellence in Māori language as a corridor to Māori traditions and protocol.
    - respect diversity
    - personal commitment
    - benefit the personal development of applicants

Further information including the guidelines and application form can be accessed via

All applications must be received by FENZ by 3 March 2023.

In unity,
Wattie Watson
National Secretary

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