Indian High Commissioner to New Zealand, His Excellency Shri Muktesh Pardeshi, was presented with a Tū Ngātahi pin by Lincoln University Acting Vice-Chancellor Professor Bruce McKenzie on a campus visit today.
The pin was created by Education New Zealand to enable New Zealand’s international education community – education providers, student associations, community groups and more – to express their solidarity with international students already here.
Tū Ngātahi is a te Reo Māori phrase calling for people to ‘stand together’, and is intended to show international students that they are welcome here, and we all benefit when we work together.
During his visit, the High Commissioner had a discussion around Lincoln’s activities in India, met with Indian academics from Lincoln’s faculty of Agribusiness and commerce and had lunch with Lincoln’s Indian students and academic staff.
He also toured the Department of Food, Wine and Molecular Biosciences .
Lincoln currently has three memorandums of understanding with Indian universities, and a large number of students from India.
You can find out more about the Tū Ngātahi pin here https://enz.govt.nz/support/tu-ngatahi/