Tino ātaahua! We are all very proud of this group of 8 rangatahi who have started a 5-month full time course to start a career in marine conservation, and 2 of them are from Te Rawhiti, Isabella Clendon and Tutanekai Kareko.
The Marine Kaitiaki course is funded by Jobs for Nature, and it will see students take part in marine education, eco-tourism, research and environmental government projects.
Program Director Thibaud Guerin says, “The Marine Kaitiaki Course is more than a course, it aims to empower the next generation of marine conservationists, with a vision for a sustainable future for our moana and local communities.”
Ngā mihi nui!