Te Maiora Rūrehe

Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Laws

Te Reo Māori, Law

Key Info

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Te Reo Māori
  • Law

Te Arawa, Tūhoe

  • Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Asia (PMSA)
  • Te Pua Wānanga ki te Ao Undergraduate Scholarship

Te Maiora Rurehe found the transition from Rotorua Boys' High School to the University of Waikato was simple. "Waikato differs from other universities by having a large population of people who identify as Māori. This environment meant the move was an easy one for me."

During his study, a memorable moment was being elected president of Te Whakahiapo. Being president of the Māori Law Students' Association helped his leadership skills and allowed him to enjoy the strong connectivity between students. "I matured. I learnt how to manage finances, manage time more effectively and how to be more responsible." His advice to new students is, "Be here for the kaupapa. People often don’t do well because they get caught up in the social side of things. Although the social life is part of the university experience, the overarching reason for university is study. So do it."

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