Posted: 26 October 2005
$10,000 NRC sustainable management scholarship awarded
A student studying environmental management at Auckland University is the latest recipient of a $10,000 Northland Regional Council Sustainable Management Scholarship.
The scholarship for 2006 was awarded by Regional Councillors recently. It will help Masters student Debbie Johnson in her research into the sustainable management of the natural resources of the Taiharuru Catchment, in the Whangarei Heads area.
Regional Council Environmental Education Consultant Susan Karels says students from any university in New Zealand can apply for the scholarship, which is used to help fund Masters level degree research related to the sustainable management of Northland's land, water, air or coastal resources.
Aucklander Miss Johnson, 31, earned a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Geography in 1996 after studying at the University of Otago. She is currently studying at the University of Auckland for a Masters of Science in Environmental Management.
Mrs Karels says past scholarship winners include a student studying sustainable tourism in Northland and another developing a farm decision making model for minimising the impact of Tropical Grass Webworm in the Far North.