Ngāti Ruanui, Ngāti Porou and Ngāi Tūhoe
LLM (Hons), BMS – Waikato
Statement of Excellence:
At many points of your legal studies you may question whether the path you have undertaken is worth the effort. Having been there many times here are some answers I discovered for myself: Many have already sacrificed for me to be at law school – what would I tell them? Some who desired to study law were refused entry – what would they do to be in your shoes right now? Harden up! Seek support from friends, academic staff, support/interest groups, mentors or anyone that will listen. In fact, I bet there is someone in the law labs thinking the same right now! Rent a DVD titled The Pursuit of Happiness starring Will Smith. If that actress from Shortland Street can get a law degree surely I can to. Or, if Whetu can get a law degree surely I can to!
Favourite Law subjects while studying:
Legal Method, Legal Systems, Dispute Resolution, Indigenous Governance and Corporate Law.
I am currently employed as a Project Manager at Greenstone Group a successful property development and management company whose recent projects include The Base and the Auckland Airport Hotel. My roles include negotiation, service provider engagement and project oversight.
I will continue to acquire the skills and attributes to be a highly effective senior Māori manager. I am eager to give back to my marae, whānau trusts, incorporations, hapū, iwi and the wider society when the opportunity arises.