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Whanake Scholarship Applications Now Open

Delivered across four years to a Bachelor of Engineering student, the scholarship includes an anuual$10,000 award and ongoing access to Pūhoro’s and HERA’s support systems.


Pūhoro Wins in International Engineering and Technology Awards

Pūhoro has been recognised on an international scale winning the international Engineering and Technology Award for the Most Forward-Thinking Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Programme in Engineering and Tech.

Excitement building for Pūhoro’s launch into Te Tai Tokerau

In front of a packed whare at Ngāraratunua Marae, Pūhoro officially announced it’s launch into Te Tai Tokerau.


Rangatahi Māori try their hand at surgery

College students performing total hip replacements might sound a little scary but it turned out to be a fun and engaging way to open the eyes of Māori teens to new career options.


Pūhoro to launch in Te Tai Tokerau in 2023

The expansion will be marked by a public announcement in Whangārei on 21 October. The event will provide an opportunity for Pūhoro to connect with local iwi, hapū and kura and to align our aspirations for rangatahi Māori.

Founding Pūhoro Students Come Full Circle

Six years on from its formation Pūhoro is now beginning to see the full circle effects of our kaupapa. In 2022 we welcomed back two of our founding Pūhoro students as full time kaimahi, Annaleise Faint and Mosiah Igatia. We caught up with them to hear about their time with Pūhoro so far.

Partnership with Pūhoro STEMM Academy Builds Māori Science Capability

As a primary funder of Pūhoro since 2017, Our Land and Water sponsors this nationwide programme that supports rangatahi Māori by uplifting their achievement in STEMM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and mātauranga Māori).


University of Waikato teams up with Pūhoro for term 3 wānanga

It was a taste of University life for 76 Māori high school students from around the Waikato, who attended a one-day Pūhoro STEMM Academy regional wānanga yesterday at the University of Waikato, hosted by the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences.

Pūhoro takes home Diversity Works supreme award

Diversity Works, New Zealand’s national body for workplace diversity and inclusion has recognised Pūhoro STEMM Academy as supreme award winner at the annual diversity awards held last weekend.


Pūhoro and Ministry for Primary Industries Call for Internship Hosts

Are you interested in hosting Pūhoro tauira for a summer internship? Pūhoro and the Ministry for Primary industries are calling for projects to host Pūhoro scholars for 10 weeks between November and February.


Measuring the Economic Impact of the Pūhoro STEMM Academy

Pūhoro is pleased to release its most recent cost-benefit analysis (CBA) by Matatihi through support from the Institute of Environmental Science and Research - ESR in August 2021.


Pūhoro and Genesis Energy Join Forces

Pūhoro and Genesis Energy have joined forces to help make trustworthy information on the Covid-19 vaccine more accessible to whānau and rangatahi Māori.


Pūhoro Charitable Trust to Guide Next Phase

A hugely successful programme that helps Māori high school students excel in science, technology, engineering and maths is now being overseen by an independent Māori trust, and will strive to become a global exemplar at the interface of science and Indigenous knowledge.


Bragato Research Institute — Annaleise Faint

Annaleise Faint (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngā Puhi) was offered an internship at Bragato Research Institute (BRI) and was able to experience how the organization operates in its new research winery in Blenheim.


Internship Presentation — Luke August and Taine Davis

Two students were tasked with creating and designing an artificial hand as the current technological environment allows the production and design of artificial hands.


Internship Presentation — Meschka Seifritz

Meschka Seifritz (Ngāti Kauwhata), was extended an internship from the Palmerston North City Council. Her internship focused on measuring the number of macroinvertebrates in the Palmerston North drinking water supply dams.


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