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A chance to test their skills and nerve on a high-speed, high-wire obstacle course through the tree tops of Adrenalin Forest was just one of several highlights at a reunion event held this week in Christchurch for Wakatu and NRAIT scholarship alumni and students.
For NRAIT, the event was an opportunity to reconnect with our alumni and identify ways we can provide further value and support for them in the future. Of the 19 alumni who attended, 12 whakapapa back to NRAIT. We see these students as excellent role models for our young people and great assets for NRAIT in our drive to provide more support for our rangatahi.
A memorable and moving feature of the event was a tour around Christchurch’s red zone and the opportunity to witness the blessing of the Cathedral site, along with meetings with some of the local business owners, a number of whom had been through our Tai Wananga. The two-day event also took in a rugby game and a discussion session with Ngai Tahu’s social and cultural programme manager.
We look forward to picking up on the many ideas the group put forward to add further value and attract more applicants to NRAIT’s scholarship and grants programme.