Class of: 2013
School: Auckland Girls' Grammar School
Scholarship Partner: Fonterra Co-operative Group
Mareta describes herself as caring and compassionate, and loves to meet and socialise with people. These qualities will help her with her dream to become a successful Maori Pacific Island woman and to improve the health of the Pacific Island and Maori communities.
Her school was impressed with her commitment to studies, gaining a NCEA excellence endorsement at level 1 as well as embracing wider school life by being involved in many extra-curricular activities.
Mareta impressed Fonterra as an "impressive, energetic and caring young leader with the potential to become a great leader in her chosen field".
In her spare time Mareta enjoys drawing, painting, reading, Waka Ama, netball and basketball.
Mareta will complete her Bachelor of Nursing at the end of 2019. She is currently a First Foundation Mentor for a Class of 2017 student.