Six young people from around New Zealand will take on the role of workshop interns to assist in the smooth running of the workshop.
Anna-Marei Kurei (lead intern)
Anna-Marei (Te Whakatōhea, Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Kahungunu) is from Opotiki and studied at the University of Waikato. She is interested in art, community development, development studies, health, history, indigenous studes, law, local government, photography, public policy and social work. She was an intern at the 2015 TacklingPovertyNZ workshop.
Ngareka Bensemann (Ngāti Porou, Ngāi Tahu) is from Christchurch and has a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) degree from the University of Otago. Through her degree she found a passion for Māori oral health, fuelled by a summer research project on early childhood dental decay in Māori infants. Ngareka also has a keen interest in public policy and how the downstream effects of social, political and economic variants can have a huge impact on the quality of life of many New Zealanders. She was an intern at the 2016 ForesightNZ: Untangling New Zealand’s long-term future workshop.