First Foundation New CEO

Annette Fale, who currently holds the role of Leadership Director for The Sir Peter Blake Trust, has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of First Foundation, effective 20 May 2015.
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Founders of TetraMap International attend First Foundation Workshop

With the valued support of our capability partner TetraMap International, 2015 has seen the roll-out of additional workshops in our Student Development Programme for our second and third year university students across New Zealand.
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Welcome to our Class of 2014

First Foundation is welcoming 71 more students to the First Foundation Family.
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NZI Austin Hemmings Memorial Scholarships

Deborah Park and Warrick Isaachen from the Class of 2011 and Suamani Matatia Sioeli and Peni Matua from the Class of 2013, feature in the NZEye magazine Issue 1
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Outward Bound Experience for Danica MacLean

Danica MacLean was one of two students selected to attended the 21 day Outward Bound course located at Anakiwa, Malborough. The Outward Bound Trust generously donated the two scholarships. Read about Danica's favourite activity and how this experience has influenced her.
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Outward Bound Experience for Madisson Boyd

Early this year Madisson Boyd from the class of 2010 participated in the 21 day Outward Bound course. This scholarship was on of two that was generously donated by the Outward Bound Trust. Read how Madisson's experience gave her insights into how she responds to situations.
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Penelope Peebles (Scholarship Partner) and Kelsi Heath (Student)

Penelope and Kelsi feature in the May edition of NZ Business. Penelope is a partner at John Peebles & Associates, an executive search company which came on board as a Scholarship Partner in 2011. She is also a previous Mentor and currently on the First Foundation Board of Trustees. Kelsi is at Otago University studying for a Bachelor of Health Science and during her holidays she works at her Scholarship Partner or as an intern for two not-for-profit organisations that John Peebles and Associates support.
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Michael Moka

Michael Moka features in the NZ Entrepreneur e-Magazine. Michael talks about the impact of his First Foundation Scholarship and the creation of his company, Indigenous Growth Ltd, which he has based on the principle that the support of many can conquer the poverty cycle.
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Support key to success

Arielle Wakelin found extra motivation for her tertiary studies through her First Foundation scholarship. Read the article below that published in the Western Leader.
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Corporate Mentors

Morgan Meertens, Class of 2011, and her Mentor, Carron Blom were interviewed about their mentor / mentee relationship by the NZ Herald. Morgan comes from Rotorua and is currently studying engineering at The University of Auckland. Carron runs an environmental engineering consultancy.
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