Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson says he welcomes Buddle Findlay's decision to mark the 40th anniversary of the 1975 Land March with a scholarship.
Buddle Findlay has agreed to offer a scholarship to one third or fourth year Māori law student to be selected from across New Zealand. In addition to covering tuition fees, as part of the scholarship, Buddle Findlay will offer the student a position in its summer clerk programme.
The first scholarship will be offered in 2016 and representatives from both Te Hiku iwi and Buddle Findlay will choose the scholarship recipient. The scholarship will be offered annually for at least five years and Buddle Findlay will invite Te Hiku iwi to name the award.