Eastern Courier : January 20th 2016
Blues to play in Pakuranga p3 Food resolutions p31 Wednesday, January 20, 2016 ‘‘My long-term plan is to contribute to the development of environmental policy.’’ Jade Leung YOUR PLACE, YOUR PAPER What’s selling $767,000 43 Gossamer Drive, Pakuranga. Three bedrooms, spacious living. Sold by Harcourts Botany. The former Governor-General The Rt Hon Sir Anand Satyanand with Rhodes Scholars, from left, Kimberly Savill, Jade Leung and Oscar Lyons. PHOTO: GOVERNMENT HOUSE Scholarship success MEGHANLAWRENCE Scholar Jade Leung has been granted the opportunity to study at two of the world’s top universities. The former Howick resident has been awarded the Rhodes Scholarship, which will see her pursue a doctorate at Oxford University in England. But first she has to finish a masters of philosophy in environmental policy at the University of Cambridge, after receiving the $60,000 William Georgetti Scholarship. The 22-year-old completed a bachelor of engineering with first class honours in environmental engineering at the University of Auckland, before leaving for Cambridge in September. She says it is a privilege to be given the opportunity to study at both universities. ‘‘I would describe myself as equal parts humbled and excited, with a tinge of intimidation thrown in there too,’’ she says. ‘‘I will be doing my absolute best to use my time at these universities to become more effective at tackling social and environmental issues.’’ Leung says her first few months at Cambridge have been intense, but a hugely valuable learning experience. ‘‘The environment and people here at Cambridge have made it a very stimulating, interesting and inspiring time and I am grateful every day for having the opportunity to experience this,’’ she says. Her papers include topics such as environmental economics, international environmental law and energy and climate change policy. At Oxford she hopes to focus her studies on the Water-EnergyFood Nexus and to look at how policy decisions could be better designed. ‘‘My long-term plan is to contribute to the development of effective environmental policy that actually takes into account how the 21st century is panning out and the way humans interact with the environment,’’ she says. Leung moved to New Zealand from Hong Kong in 2008 and has since been very involved in the charity and non-government sector. She was the learning and change manager at Engineers Without Borders NZ, chief executive of the P3 Foundation, and is the chief executive of the Learning Collaborative. The other two 2016 Rhodes scholars are Kimberly Savill and Oscar Lyons. ❚ Go to universitiesnz.ac.nz/ scholarships/postgraduate for information on postgraduate scholarships. Check out more properties in our EasternHomes section. $945,000 5Holbrook Place, Cockle Bay. Three bedrooms, one bathroom, one carport. Sold by HarcourtsHowick. $770,000 10 Opal Ave, Pakuranga. Three bedrooms, one bathroom. Sold by LJ HookerHowick. Hear the joy of summer again! Make it a priority in 2016 to get your hearing sorted. The social Summer season is in full swing and we know it can be frustrating, tiring and embarrassing if you are struggling to keep up with the conversations. Hearing the joyful sounds of Summer again starts with booking your FREE hearing screening at our dedicated Howick clinic – 28 Uxbridge Road. Make your New Year appointment! CALL 533 3805 Sold!
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