5 Aug 2010

Alternate name for Pacific project organisation

2:26 pm on 5 August 2010

Engineers Without Borders has taken on an alternate name - Nga Kaihanga Kore Here O Aotearoa.

Waatea News reports that the organisation brings together volunteers - whether engineering students or qualified professionals - to work on community projects throughout the Pacific.

Spokesperson Kai Lee says the change, instituted in Maori Language Week, reflects how the kaupapa of the roopu has evolved.

Ms Lee says recent projects have included helping resolve engineering issues at Waitangi Springs near Lake Rotoehu and the installation of a solar power system at Vava'u High School in Tonga.