Hinemoa Finau

Class of: 2013
School: McAuley High School
Scholarship Partner: Fletcher Building


Hinemoa migrated to New Zealand with her family in 2005.  She is the second youngest of eight children.

Her year 12 Dean said, " Hinemoa has a wealth of leadership skills - our students will follow her anywhere".  Hinemoa was Head Girl.

She is multi-lingual, fluent in her own Tongan language and culture and is a Kapa Haka leader and also studied  Te Reo, where she has achieved level 1 and 2 excellent endorsements.
Hinemoa was an outstanding student who applied herself conscientiously to her studies, and this was reflected with overall excellence endorsement at Level 1, 2 and 3.

Hinemoa impressed both the Fletcher Building interviewers from the outset with her warm, personable approach to the interview while also demonstrating a clear vision for her future and her career. Her extra-curricular involvement in local community initiatives showed that she is prepared to go the extra mile to make a difference.

Hinemoa is currently at The University of Auckland studying for a BA, double major in Korean / Theological and Religious Studies. After she has graduated mid year 2018, Hinemoa intends to complete one year at the Epsom Campus and then travel  to Korea for more teaching experience