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Seeking applications for the C Company representative on the Ngarimu 28th (Māori) Battalion Scholarship Fund Board

On behalf of the Board Chair, Hon Kelvin Davis, Associate Minister of Education, the Ministry of Education are seeking expressions of interest from people qualified for appointment to this Board. Due to a member stepping down, a person is sought to represent C Company for a term of three years with the potential for reappointment.

Who should apply

We are looking for applicants who have:

  • a whakapapa connection to C Company
  • an understanding of Māori language, protocols, and a high degree of familiarity with the actions and accomplishments of the 28th Māori Battalion, particularly C Company
  • experience in governance roles with other boards
  • New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) or trade/vocational education experience.

How to apply

A position description is available from

Apply by sending a CV and cover letter to

Applications close Monday 8 November 2021.

About the role

Remuneration: $250.00 per day.

Reasonable and actual travel and other expenses related to board duties will be paid.

About the Board

The Ngarimu VC & 28th (Māori) Memorial Scholarship Fund was established after World War II to commemorate the services of the 28th Māori Battalion, and Second Lieutenant Te Moananui a Kiwa Ngārimu, the first Māori to receive the Victoria Cross. The Ngarimu VC & 28th (Māori) Battalion Memorial Scholarship Fund Board is responsible for administering the Fund for the purpose of granting assistance to Māori in education, promoting the study and use of Te Reo, and of Māori history, tradition and culture.

The Board currently provides assistance to Māori students through the annual provision of tertiary education and vocational education and training scholarships. The Board also offers the Manakura Award to honour excellence in educational endeavour and the Ngarimu Video Competition, targeted at students in Years 7–13. The Board has the responsibility of granting permission to use the name and or emblem of the 28th Māori Battalion. Members are expected to attend three meetings a year (March, July and October) in Wellington where possible, and attend additional scholarship panels as needed. 

More information about the Ngārimu VC and 28th (Māori) Battalion Memorial Scholarships including Ngarimu Vocational Education and Training scholarships(external link)


20 October 2021