Young Māori achiever awarded $30k scholarship


A Maori youth has been awarded a $30,000 scholarship to attend
the University of Auckland. Eruera Bidois of Ngati Rangiwewehi is now able to pursue his goal
of becoming a surgeon. Hinerangi Goodman catches up with Eruera at Te Kura Kaupapa
Maori o Te Koutu in Rotorua. Eruera Bidois walks
with a spring in his step in anticipation of his pursuit
to graduate as a surgeon and doctor of medicine in the study
of the Health Sciences. I want to honour our Maori people and to help out in dealing with
the health issues our people face. He says the world of medicine
is wide and varied with many challenges ahead. Under the umbrella of medicine
there is much to do. Working in hospitals,
in medical rooms and working among our Maori people. As well as his scholarship, Eruera was also nominated
Te Koutu Young Achiever of 2012. As a child, his parents
were determined that he’d do well in education and made sure school homework
was of paramount importance. As for his parents, there is no end to the love
they have for their first born and for encouraging
him in all he does. I am very proud of his work and also for winning
this prestigious scholarship. It’s great, wonderful. Right from when he was a boy to this day as a teenager, that’s what he’s been like. The saying, if a child is praised
and nurtured in his life’s triumphs, the benefits will be many for all. Hinerangi Goodman, Te Karere.

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