Kiwa Digital App

Tokona te Wānaka (Mātauranga) in partnership with Kiwa Digital have created a unique range of apps that share our very own Ngāi Tahu stories.

As you swipe through each of the individually drawn pages you’ll notice a range of features. Stories can be read in either English or Māori, with digital sound effects an added option.

There is also the ability to voice record over the story so you can even read these stories to your tamariki when you’re away! [Read more…]

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu recognises the importance of providing our tamariki with support to achieve. This can be a challenge when our sector is in need of more te reo Māori speakers who are proficient teachers.

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu is aiming to provide professional learning and development opportunities for teachers of Ngāi Tahu and Māori descent. In order to offer these exiting opportunities – we need your help to identity these teachers.

We are looking for teachers who are currently employed in a school, kura or ECE. These positions can include full-time, part-time, casual relief, teacher aides and resource teachers of learning and behaviour.

If you know of any who fit this mould, please encourage them to take advantage of these opportunities by contacting Andre Konia: [email protected]

Tahua Taunaki Akonga

Learner Support Fund
Nicole Harper (13) has just been awarded the trophy for the most improved Year 7 and 8 student at Aquinas College in Tauranga. Nicole has done incredibly well to achieve this accolade and although she has faced some difficult times – has continued to improve in her academic studies. Well done Nicole. [Read more…]

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. [Read more…]