Our Scholarship

FairWay Resolution Anne Scragg Scholarship

Supporting best practice dispute resolution

FairWay Resolution Limited is an organisation centred around leading the prevention and resolution of disputes. As part of our commitment to leading best practice dispute resolution, we award an annual scholarship package for anyone working in or studying dispute resolution in New Zealand. 

About the Scholarship

The winning applicant will receive a $10,000 contribution to their professional development and has the opportunity to join the FairWay team for a 12-week placement working alongside some of New Zealand’s leading mediators, conciliators and adjudicators.

The full terms and conditions can be found here.

How to Apply

Each applicant is required to submit a short abstract for a proposed paper on a dispute resolution topic of their choice. Applications for the scholarship are now closed as at 5pm 21 August, 2019.

Up to five shortlisted applicants will be invited to prepare a full 1,500 word paper. These will be published on the FairWay website. The top applicants will be interviewed by the Scholarship’s selection panel.

The winning applicant will be announced on 24 October 2019.

About Anne Scragg

The FairWay Resolution Anne Scragg Scholarship was established following Anne’s retirement in 2015, in celebration of her outstanding contribution to dispute resolution.

Anne had a long and distinguished career with FairWay, and she has over 30 years’ experience in the dispute resolution sector. Anne’s commitment to the dispute resolution profession has seen her serve on the AMINZ Council from 2006 to 2012 and on their Education and Qualifications Committee. During her time with FairWay she worked with the team that set up the Telecommunications Dispute Resolution service and she led the team responsible for establishing FairWay’s Family Dispute Resolution service.

The FairWay Resolution Anne Scragg Scholarship aims to continue her legacy within the profession, and Anne is invited to sit on the scholarship’s selection panel each year.

2018 Recipient

Te Reo O Te Omeka Hau (Ngati Te Rino hapu of Ngapuhi) is the recipient of the 2018 FairWay Resolution Anne Scragg Scholarship. Te Reo is an accredited mediator with a passion for resolving disputes through culturally appropriate processes.  Based in Northland at Te Aroha Marae in Parakao Mangakahia, Te Reo is currently completing his Masters and his thesis explores how kaupapa Māori principles are reflected in the current practices of mediators in New Zealand.

Through his previous roles with the Māori Land Court, where he facilitated meetings between Māori owners and trustees, Te Reo developed an interest in dispute resolution. He enrolled in Massey University’s Dispute Resolution programme in 2013.  He completed the Graduate Diploma in Business Studies (Dispute Resolution) in 2016 and is currently enrolled in a Masters in Business Studies programme, specialising in dispute resolution. Te Reo also holds a degree in Environmental Management (Iwi and Hapu development) and is an associate of the Arbitrators and Mediators Institute of New Zealand (AMINZ).

In 2017, Te Reo established his own mediation practice Omeka Resolution Services and he has contracted to FairWay to provide mediation services in the Far North. He also works as a Family Breakdown Assessor for Barnardos and Oranga Tamariki. 

Te Reo used the scholarship to attend a course in the United States with internationally renowned mediator Kenneth Cloke. In 2019, Te Reo joined the FairWay team as a contract mediator.

Previous Recipient

The inaugural FairWay Resolution Anne Scragg Scholarship was awarded in 2015 to Matthew Gale.

Matthew is originally from Auckland and his entry paper “Mediation and the Civil Justice Gap” explored the interplay between courts, alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and the challenges associated with a surging tide of people looking for justice. 

In October 2017, Matthew wrote a follow up piece outlining his experiences studying a Master of Laws program at the University of Pennsylvania Law School following his scholarship.

Matthew is now working within the legal profession in London.


If you have any questions about FairWay’s Anne Scragg Scholarship, please email kristine.brown@fairwayresolution.com