Jaycee Trust Travelling Fellowship Scheme extends deadline
Jaycee Trust Travelling Fellowship Scheme extends
Palmerston North Jaycee Trust would like
to inform residents that applications for the Jaycee Trust
Travelling Fellowship have been extended to 29 September
The Scheme will enable two young people under
the age of 40 to undertake special projects of study beyond
The Scheme aims to provide
opportunities for young people who would not otherwise have
the means to further their study by travelling overseas.
Trust administrator Priscilla Jeffrey says previous
recipients have used the Travelling Fellowship Award towards
attending international conferences.
have used the Award to undertake research with other
specialists and to undertake voluntary work in areas of
interest enabling them to further their knowledge base and
Two successful applicants will each
receive funding of up to $5,000. The funding will enable
them to make a valuable contribution to their trade,
industry, profession or community.
details can be found on pncc.govt.nz
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On First Time Voting (Centre Right)
For the next two days, I’m turning my column over to two guest columnists who are first time voters. I’ve asked them to explain why they were voting, for whom and what role they thought their parental upbringing had played in shaping their political beliefs ; and at the end, to choose a piece of music.
One guest columnist will be from the centre right, one from the centre left. Today’s column is from the centre right – by James Penn:
As someone who likes to consider himself, in admittedly vainglorious fashion, a considered and rational actor, the act of voting for the first time is a somewhat confusing one. I know that my vote has a close to zero chance of actually influencing the outcome of Parliament. The chance I will cast the marginal vote that adds to National or Act’s number of seats in Parliament is miniscule. The chance, even if I did, that doing so would affect the government makes voting on a strictly practical level even more spurious as a worthwhile exercise.
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