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  • 28 February, 2019

Taiwan Journey Inspires HATCH Participant

For HATCH participant Karita Siakisini of Sepora Lia (pictured right), whose company focuses on marketing authentic, quality Pasifika inspired jewellery, her month-long experience in Taiwan taught her the importance of valuing where you come from.

The exchange also allowed her to utilise skills learnt when she started her HATCH journey in early 2018.

Karita, along with 11 Māori and Pacific tertiary students and recent graduates – four of which were fellow HATCH participants – spent four weeks learning Mandarin at the National Taiwan University (NTU) in Taipei City as part of the North Asia Centre of Asia-Pacific Excellence (North Asia CAPE) Māori Business Scholars which expanded to include Kiva Business Scholars this year.

Read about Karita’s experience in Taiwan