Whai Rawa

Murihiku visit
Some of the Whai Rawa team recently visited Murihiku. Kia ora Waihōpai, Ōraka Aparima me Awarua.

We really enjoyed meeting with whānau and letting them know about grants, scholarships (see below) and helping whānau to enrol with Te Rūnanga and join Whai Rawa. We’re hoping to be back in June to help even more whānau, so if you didn’t make it to one of the meetings, please do put aside ten minutes to come and see us next time.

The beautiful wharenui at Murihiku Marae.

The beautiful wharenui at Murihiku Marae.

Complete our investor survey

Please help us by completing our investor education survey at www.whairawa.com to plan for member education around investment and investment choice.

More prizes coming soon

We‘ve got a new competition coming up sponsored by our administration manager, AON. All new and existing members will be in a monthly draw to win big prizes so watch this space. Remember if you are not already in Whai Rawa, there’s no better time to join. (one of the prizes is $500 and it’s drawn monthly). For a copy of our investment statement and to join Whai Rawa call 0800 942 472, email [email protected], go to www.whairawa.com or message us on Facebook.

Kā Pūtea grants and scholarships

Does your whānau need an education boost? Ka Pūtea tertiary grants and scholarships are now open. The grants are at $250 or $500 (prorated if not in full-time tertiary study) and the scholarships are up to $1,500. Scholarships close at the end of April so contact us now for an application or download one now at www.whairawa.com, where you can also check out the list of scholarship recipients from 2013.

Apply for an OOST

Could your tamariki or mokopuna do better at school? Whai Rawa administers the Out of School Tuition programme for tamariki aged between 8 –18 years (or 5 –18 years if in full immersion). In the last year, Te Rūnanga has paid $180,000 in OOST grants and feedback from whānau has been very positive. Find out now what you are missing out on. Contact us now for an application or download one now at www.whairawa.com

Yamada O’Regan secondary school scholarships

The Yamada O’Regan Scholarships are for secondary school students who are doing well academically but are at risk of non-completion because of personal circumstances. Unfortunately the 2014 funding round has been delayed, however you can register your interest in receiving an application by contacting us on 0800 942 472.

For more information about grants and scholarships for school and tertiary study, contact us, or go to whairawa.com or our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/whairawa.

Ngai Tahu Fund

Calling for project applications

The Ngāi Tahu Fund is available to Ngāi Tahu whānau, rūnanga and hapū to help strengthen and grow Ngāi Tahutanga.

Do you have a cultural project that you, your whānau or marae wish to run? Get in touch with us to see how the Ngāi Tahu Fund may be able to help.

Applications close Friday 26 September 2014. Any applications received after that date will not be accepted. Note: The Ngāi Tahu Funds Assessment Committee meet in November to make decisions on all applications. Project timelines should commence after this time.

Please contact us urgently if this is going to be an issue for you. Call 0800 942 472 today and find out how to apply, email [email protected] or visit www.ngaitahufund.com

All applications must demonstrate how projects meet the following objectives:

    • To have strong sustainable Ngāi Tahu Cultural leadership across all pillars.
    • Ensuring intergenerational ownership, sustainability, and growth of cultural practices across all pillars.
    • To have the resources available to engage the strategy to be successful (human, fiscal, natural archival etc)
    • All generations of Ngāi Tahu engage, value, celebrate and protect the integrity and uniqueness of Ngāi Tahu culture.
    • Promote new forms of Ngāi Tahu cultural expression.

The following areas are key priority areas of the Ngāi Tahu Fund, as identified in the Ngāi Tahu Cultural Strategy and all projects must be aligned with at least one of these:

    • Whakapapa- kinship
    • Tikanga- protocols and customs
    • Te reo- language
    • Mahi toi- creative expression
    • Whenua- landscape, place and locality
    • Mahinga kai- food gathering practices
    • Ngā uara- values and beliefs
    • Ā kāinga, ā hapū, ā iwi- community engagement and participation
    • Mana tangata- self-determination, self-confidence, self-purpose, self-transcendence.

All applications must show how they aim to increase cultural knowledge and participation of Ngāi Tahu whānui. Applications must also clearly identify what cultural knowledge is involved in the project and demonstrate how the proposed project contributes to building cultural knowledge and participation.