This is a partnership between the Ngāi Tahu Farms, Te Tapuae o Rehua and Lincoln University to develop Māori leadership in agriculture by training cadets on Ngāi Tahu-owned farms. Whenua Kura is open to all Māori, with scholarships available for all those aged 16-40yrs. For more information visit or call 0800 KAI TAHU (0800 524 8248).

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Just as Te Pānui Rūnaka goes to print, iwi-led agriculture initiative Whenua Kura has confirmed a new Diploma in Agriculture.

The Level 5 Lincoln University qualification is a one-year programme starting in March, 2015. The comprehensive programme offers an introduction to agriculture, sustainable agricultural practice and how to apply mātauranga Māori (knowledge) to land use and management.

Students will live on the Lincoln University campus and the practical 12-week work component will take place on the Ngāi Tahu Farms. [Read more…]