Our Scholarship

Fair Way Resolution Anne Scragg Scholarship

Supporting best practice dispute resolution

Fair Way 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 receives a $10,000 contribution to their professional development and has the opportunity to join the Fair Way 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

Applications are currently closed.

About Anne Scragg

The Fair Way 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 Fair Way, 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 Fair Way she worked with the team that set up the Telecommunications Dispute Resolution service and she led the team responsible for establishing Fair Way’s Family Dispute Resolution service.

The Fair Way 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.

2019 Recipient

Nurit Zubery is the recipient of the 2019 Fair Way Resolution Anne Scragg Scholarship.

Born and raised in Israel, she has lived through four wars and served in the Israeli army for two years as a medic instructor. Nurit studied law at Tel-Aviv University and worked as a lawyer in the areas of litigation, commercial and employment law, prior to moving to NZ in 1999.

Over the past 20 years, she owned and managed two successful businesses in NZ. While in business, Nurit became very passionate about business excellence and progressive business leadership and was a student at the Icehouse’s Owner Operator Programme for four years. She was proud when her company, SP Blinds, became a finalist in the Westpac Business Awards 2014 in the Strategy and Planning category. 

After selling her business last year, Nurit turned to the area that hasd been a secret passion of hers for some time, mediation. She studied at the Massey University Dispute Resolution Programme just before it closed and then started an LLM at the University of Auckland with the intention of doing a research thesis on a mediation related topic.

Nurit says she is utterly excited for the opportunity to contribute the best of her abilities to the field of mediation, that has become very close to her heart.

2018 Recipient

Te Reo O Te Omeka Hau (Ngati Te Rino hapu of Ngapuhi) is the recipient of the 2018 Fair Way 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 Fair Way 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 Fair Way team as a contract mediator.

Previous Recipient

The inaugural Fair Way 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 Fair Way’s Anne Scragg Scholarship, please email nora.mcglinchey@fairwayresolution.com

More information

Online Application Form
Anne Scragg Scholarship Flyer
Terms & Conditions