Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 

Statistics New Zealand Pacific Islands Scholar

New Zealand Pacific Islands Scholar: January 2000

Statistics New Zealand Pacific Islands Scholar Announced

Statistics New Zealand is delighted to announce Lee-Ann Nanai as the recipient of their year 2000 Pacific Islands Scholarship.

Lee-Ann Nanai, who is of Samoan ethnic descent, is in the second year of her degree studying for a Bachelor of Science at Canterbury University. She intends to major in both maths and statistics. Ms Nanai is also significantly involved in the Samoan community.

Government Statistician, Len Cook said, "This is our second Samoan scholar and I am impressed by the range of talent and abilities exhibited by these young people. Our longer term aim is to increase the number of Pacific Islands statisticians and those with related disciplines available for employment at Statistics New Zealand."

Statistics New Zealand awards the Pacific Islands Scholarship every three years. The scholarship is open to all Pacific Islands people resident in New Zealand and has a value of $3,500 per year for up to three years. Paid vacation work is available to the recipients and they are expected to spend a minimum of six weeks per year working at Statistics New Zealand.

Len Cook

GOVERNMENT STATISTICIAN

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Howard Davis Review: Reclaiming The N-Word - Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman

Black resistance to institutional racism in the US has a long, tangled, and traumatic intellectual history. Although we may have assumed much too easily that white supremacists like David Duke had become marginalised as a political force, in reality they never really disappeared ... More>>

Howard Davis Review: The Minstrel in The Gallery - Sam Hunt's Selected Poems

Perhaps the most striking aspect of Sam Hunt's poetry is its quality of urgent authenticity. Encountering this latest compilation, the reader is immediately struck by its easy accessibility, tonal sincerity, and lack of linguistic pretension ... More>>

A Matter Of Fact: Truth In A Post-Truth World

How do we convincingly explain the difference between good information and misinformation? And conversely, how do we challenge our own pre-conceived notions of what we believe to be true? More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: The Road To Unfreedom

Valerie Morse: Yale professor of history Tim Snyder publishes a stunning account of the mechanisms of contemporary Russian power in US and European politics. In telling this story he presents both startling alarms for our own society and some mechanisms of resistance. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland