Election Year: 2021
Election Constituency: New Zealand
Scholar Status: Scholar in Residence
Rhodes Identifier: New Zealand & Wolfson 2021
Rhieve is of Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Ngāti Porou and Ngāti Raukawa descent. He grew up in Taupō, a product of his whānau and community’s love, dedication and support. Along his university journey Rhieve has been involved with a range of diverse kaupapa; all of them promoting the positive transformation of current social systems so they may better support Māori in Aotearoa in every way. Rhieve has remained steadfast in advocating for values such as community, manaakitanga and aroha as the main foundations for building a world where social justice and equity are paramount. Rhieve is currently completing two one-year Master’s programs focussed on public policy and governance. In the long-run he aims to return home with experience that can contribute to building a better Aotearoa, and in that way boost Aotearoa’s Māori driven contribution to building a better world.