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Continued from page 1 Chris was elected to Parliament as a National List MP at the 2014 election. He was born and raised in Lower Hutt, attending Eastern Hutt School, Hutt Intermediate and Hutt International Boys’ School.

He also holds a first class Honours degree in Law and a Bachelor of Arts from Victoria University of Wellington, and has been admitted to the bar as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand. Several projects Chris will be pushing hard for locally include

in housing. “I’m absolutely committed and in this for the long haul.” Chris told the Wainuiomata News that this was the first time that National has held the Hutt South electorate. The seat was left open by long term Labour MP Trevor Mallard.

Scholarship for award-winning refugee Enthusiastic, creative, ambitious and driven are a few of the many positive words that have been used to describe Naenae college student Clench Enoka, winner of the Sir Robert Jones scholarship. An 18-year-old refugee from Sudan and an active member of Naenae Clubhouse, Clench’s passion for creativity has led to her being a volunteer, the winner of multiple competitions, the Eastern Ward representative of the

Hutt City Youth Council and the recipient of the Sir Robert Jones scholarship. Naenae Computer Clubhouse coordinator, Lily Chalmers, said: “Clench has been with us since 2010, when Naenae Clubhouse opened. “She has worked hard in many creative areas and shows fantastic leadership skills. “She is very deserving of this scholarship.” T he schola rship assists young women from refugee

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better cellphone coverage around Wainuiomata, a redevelopment of the mall, and a retirement village established in the community. Others include the Cross Valley Link, as well as the recently announced upgrade to the Melling Interchange and an improvement

backgrounds to complete a university degree or tertiary qualification. It presents an opportunity for those who may not have the opportunity to study because of their family circumstances as refugees. The Sir Robert Jones Scholarship is gifted in conjunction with Sir Robert Jones Holdings and Refugees and Survivors New Zealand. Around 80 applications were received and 15 refugee

women received them. The scholarship pays tertiary fees and for two years of accommodation if the student attends an institution outside their home town. Clench is looking forward to studying Design at Massey University. “I’m so thankful for the scholarship. “I can’t wait to get hands-on experience in studios and workshops and apply design principles in real life.”

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