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Tū i te ora Scholarship application form - 2024

Applications close Sunday, 10 March 2024.

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Applicant details

Which of the following best describes you? *
Ethnicity - Please select all that apply to you. (We require this information as three of the scholarships are dedicated to Māori (who whakapapa to Te Taitokerau)): *
Are you a citizen or permanent resident of New Zealand? (You may be requested to provide evidence) *

How did you hear about the Tū i te ora Scholarship?
(Select all that apply to you)
Social media:

Contact information

Personal statement

Please tell us why you believe you should be awarded the Tū i te ora Scholarship (500 – 1000 words).

To help us assess your application, please make sure to include the following points: 

  • Your whakapapa/connection to Te Taitokerau
  • Why you are applying for the scholarship
  • What you are studying/intending to study and at which tertiary institute
  • How your study aligns with Northland Regional Council’s environmental and regulatory functions
  • What it would mean to you to receive financial support and a work experience opportunity
  • Your current or past involvement in community and/or environmental activities
0/1000 words

Summer work experience

Can you commit to the summer work experience? This is a paid full-time fixed term position between November 2024 and February 2025 (exact start and finish dates are negotiable). *
If you answered yes, please tell us which areas of council you would be interested in completing the summer work experience in and why?
Please select your first and second choice.
First choice: *
Second choice: *

As employment is included in the scholarship package, please answer our standard pre-employment questions to help us asses your suitability for roles within the area(s) of council you have selected above. 
Do you have any criminal/traffic convictions (not including any convictions under the Criminal Records Clean Slate Act 2004) existing or pending? *
If you are offered employment, the offer may be subject to you obtaining a satisfactory pre-employment medical examination to assess your fitness for the job. Do you agree to undergo a medical examination if required? *
Do you have any allergies that council should be aware of? (e.g. animals, chemicals, food allergies etc.) *
Do you have any known condition, medical or otherwise, that may affect your ability to effectively carry out the functions and responsibilities of the position applied for? If ‘Yes’, please detail and state any medications associated with the condition. *
If you are offered employment, the offer may be subject to you meeting vaccination requirements associated with the role. Do you agree to undergo role-specific vaccinations if required? *
Do you have any requirements to aid you in your work (i.e. equipment) that council should be aware of? *
Has your employment ever been terminated for misconduct or for performance reasons? *

Conflict of interest declaration

Do you know anyone who works at Northland Regional Council? *
If you answered yes to the previous question, may we speak with them regarding your application?
Do you have any potential, perceived or actual conflict of interest(s) between any current professional or private interests and Northland Regional Council (NRC)? A conflict of interest is any situation where a person’s personal interest or loyalty could affect their ability to make a decision in the best interest of NRC. A conflict of interest could be financial or non-financial e.g. decision making. *

Supporting information

Please ensure files are NOT password protected.

Declaration of Information

Please take the time to read and complete this form carefully. The information gathered in this form is subject to the provisions of the Privacy Act 2020.
Please note: The information will be collected, received and held by Northland Regional Council, and will be used for human resources recruitment, management and statistical purposes only.
  1. Where an external stakeholder is involved in the recruitment, we request your authorisation for the Northland Regional Council to share your information provided in the recruitment process to the external agency/panel member.
  2. The information you supply may be accessed by you at any time on request. You may also request correction of this information.
  3. Applicants must be at least 16 years of age to be eligible for employment with Northland Regional Council. As part of the application process, any offer of employment will be conditional on the applicant undergoing a pre-employment medical assessment (this requirement is job specific), criminal history check(s), credit checks, qualification checks, work eligibility and other applicable checks (e.g. vulnerable children's police vet).

Privacy statement

  • Considering my application for a scholarship;
  • Publicising the scholarship in the event I am a successful applicant;
  • Administering and managing the scholarship activities.

Terms and conditions

Please ensure you have read and understand the following terms and condition prior to applying:

  1. The scholarship shall be known as the Tū i te ora Scholarship.
  2. The recipient must be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident of New Zealand.
  3. The recipient must reside in, have family that reside in, or have whakapapa (a genealogical connection) to Taitokerau.
  4. The recipient is enrolled as a full-time or part-time student at an approved tertiary institution for semester one of 2024.
  5. The scholarship is for a period of one year, focusing on financial and work experience gains. The scholarship comprises of:
    1. $4,000 for tuition fees and associated study and living costs, to be paid in one lump sum following confirmation of enrolment as required at 6 below;
    2. a paid full-time, fixed-term employment agreement with Northland Regional Council between mid-November 2024 to mid-February 2025.
  6. The recipient will be required to provide evidence of enrolment and approved papers for the 2024 first semester prior to receiving the scholarship grant. The recipient will also be required to provide results of their 2024 studies on request.
  7. The scholarship grant will be applied to tuition fees and associated tertiary and living costs for the academic programme evidenced at 6 above.
  8. The scholarship grant is required to be repaid in full should the recipient withdraw enrolment in the approved papers and/or does not add maintain sufficient papers to continue enrolment for the 2024 academic year.
  9. The scholarship may be held in conjunction with other scholarships and awards the recipient receives from other organisations or trusts.
  10. The recipient agrees to be available to attend council workshops and/or meetings to receive their certificate and meet Northland Regional Council councillors.
  11. The recipient agrees to be available to Northland Regional Council for publicity and promotional activities including but not limited to, videography, photography, presentations and for use in marketing material for future scholarships.
  12. In signing and returning the notification of acceptance of the Tū i te ora Scholarship, the recipient will be deemed to have read, understood, and accepted the conditions of the scholarship.
  13. For further scholarship enquires email or phone 0800 002 004
Download the full terms and conditions (PDF, 159KB)