Join us in congratulating Maui Brennan. Maui has been awarded one of the 11 spots on Te Hononga-ā-Kiwa 2019 programme to Japan. This opportunity was open to Māori students across Aotearoa studying at University, ITPs and Wānanga.
Te Hononga-ā-Kiwa refers to the connections of people personified through the travels of the legendary voyager and explorer Kiwa through the pacific.
The purpose of Te Hononga-ā-Kiwa is to increase Māori business capability and awareness and improve Māori business engagement in the North Asia region. The University of Waikato has delivered Te Hononga-ā-Kiwa programme since 2018 through its partnership with the North Asia Centre of Asia-Pacific Excellence https://seacape.org.nz/
From the 2 – 12 August, 11 students will travel to Japan to connect with and explore indigenous business. There will be a key focus on cultural tourism and indigenous products. Maui will connect with Ainu business leaders and owners around indigenous business development in Japan. The group will also connect with NZ Inc. including a visit to the NZ Embassy and connecting with Māori Businesses and with Māori who live and work in Japan. Maui will also participate in a business challenge while in-country.
Ngā mihi mō tō paetae Maui!