Kia ora. My name is Hape Ki Tuarangi. I’m a recipient of Te Uru Rangi scholarship and a recent graduate at Enspiral Dev Academy in Wellington. Here is a little bit about my background, whakapapa and future ambitions.

I’m 25 years-old and te reo Māori is my first language. I was born and bred in Ōtaki. I attended Kōhanga Reo, Kura Kaupapa Māori, Wharekura and Whare Wānanga. I have two children, who are also following in my footsteps and currently attend kura. For the past five years, I have been the Moodle Administrator/Developer at Te Wānanga o Raukawa – the Māori tertiary institution here in Ōtaki. During that time, I have been fortunate to learn from the likes of Antony Royal, who has been a mentor to me. I have helped set up and maintain a learning management system, along with a handful of other I.T projects. [Read more…]