Tahua Taunaki Akonga – Learner Support Fund

Funding is available through Tahua Taunaki Akonga (formerly known as Out of School Tuition) to enable you to access personalised tuition to support your tamariki and further their progress at school.

Funding is available to registered Ngāi Tahu students aged between five and 18 years- of-age.
One term of funding is available per financial year (up to a maximum of $450).

Applications are to be submitted at least two weeks prior to term commencement in which the tuition is to be undertaken. Provision is also available on a case by case basis for tamariki with special learning needs.

For further information please contact us at [email protected] or call
0800 KAI TAHU (0800 524 8248).

Ka Pūtea Grants and Scholarships

Ngāi Tahu Kā Pūtea Grants and Scholarships are available to all registered Ngāi Tahu members who are enrolled in NZQA recognised tertiary study or equivalent.

Kā Pūtea Scholarships
(applications open in 1 March and close end 29 April)
There are currently 40 Ngāi Tahu Kā Pūtea Scholarships valued at $1,500 each available to registered
Ngāi Tahu tertiary students. The three scholarship categories are General Scholarships (nine available), Targeted Scholarships (13 available) and Papatipu Rūnanga Scholarships (18 available).

Kā Pūtea Grants
(open 1 March close 5 December)
For full-time first year tertiary students the Ngāi Tahu Kā Pūtea Grants are worth $250. For full-time second and subsequent year students grants are worth $500. Pro-rata grant payments are available for part-time study.

For further information please contact us at [email protected] or call 0800 KAI TAHU
(0800 524 8248).

Kāi Tahu tribal weaving project

Ka rere āmiomio te karaka a te whare poa o Tahu ki a koutou kā rika whatu, kā rika raraka a Kāi Tahu, koutou i poipoia kā momo pā harakeke a tō tātou nei iwi. Expressions of interest are sought from all Kāi Tahu weavers within New Zealand, who would like to be part of a tribal weaving project. Please register your interest by emailing: [email protected] or ring 0800 KAI TAHU (0800 524 8248) ext 30184.