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Wednesday, 29 July 2015

As part of the Inspiring Māori Student Futures' initiative, that provides business and leadership opportunities for Māori students, the Otago Business School recently sent two students to Ngā Kaitatau Māori o Aotearoa (National Maori Accountants Network) Conference. A conference with close connections to CAANZ (Chartered Accountants of Australia and NZ).

The students were exposed to speakers that included politicians, leading government officials, influential business leaders, entrepreneurs, and advisors on global opportunities for Māori and New Zealand development.

While at the conference Eva Duncan (Accounting and Economics) was awarded the National Suzanne Spencer Memorial scholarship valued at $6000. Eva shared the award with Shanae Faletutulu from Victoria University.

It was a great outcome for Eva who was born and bred in Dunedin, considering that Suzanne Spencer was a founding member of KUMA (Southern District Maori Business network) which is celebrating its 10th Anniversary this month.

Eva is in her final year of study and has secured a job at EY for 2016, after already completing an internship with Deloitte. Eva Duncan, Suzanne Spencer scholarship

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