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  • 1 March, 2019

Same Mana – Different Language

Three quarters of the Pacific Business Trust’s HATCH 2018 cohort content creating business No Six – (pictured from left to right above as) Niko Meredith, Hannah Teipo  and Benji Timu undertook four intense weeks of learning Mandarin at the National Taiwan University (NTU) in Taipei City Taiwan at the start of 2019. The trio became immersed in Taiwan’s indigenous culture and meeting indigenous people and business owners as part of the North Asia Centre of Asia-Pacific Excellence (CAPE) programme with a mind to expand. 

The programme, which initially started in 2018 for Maori business students, expanded this year to include Pacific Kiva Business Scholars, with five being taken directly from our 2018 HATCH cohort.

“We knew the opportunity to go to Taiwan was business-related, so we said yes,” says Hannah.

Read about Hannah, Benji and Niko’s experiences in Taiwan