New student leaders.
Article Type: Brief article
Subject: Student unions (Officials and employees)
Pub Date: 10/01/2009
Publication: Name: Kai Tiaki: Nursing New Zealand Publisher: New Zealand Nurses' Organisation Audience: Trade Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health; Health care industry Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2009 New Zealand Nurses' Organisation ISSN: 1173-2032
Issue: Date: Oct, 2009 Source Volume: 15 Source Issue: 9
Topic: Event Code: 540 Executive changes & profiles
Persons: Named Person: King, Paula (student); Mason, Sara
Geographic: Geographic Scope: New Zealand Geographic Code: 8NEWZ New Zealand
Accession Number: 210919887
Full Text: Former vice chair for the National Student Unit (NSU), Sara Mason, has been elected the NSU's new chair. Mason is in her second-year at the Southern Institute of Technology and is an international student from Idaho in the United States. She aims to continue to work in developing the NSU's new bi-cultural structure. "I believe the increase in student membership this year is directly related to the increased support offered to students as the NSU and Te Runanga Tauira (TRT) stand together." Newly elected NSU vice chair is Lisa Tangitu, a second-year student at Northtec in Whangarei.

Paula King, a second-year student at the Western Institute of Technology in Taranaki, is pleased to serve as TRT chair for another term. She believes TRT students have become a more visible and valued group within NZNO, witnessed by the 78 percent increase in Maori student membership this year. TRT vice chair is Chrystal Turu, a second-year student at the Manukau Institute of Technology. She is of Ngati Hari and Ngati Maniapoto descent.

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