Te Tapuae o Rēhua is pleased to feedback the success of Te Ara Raukura, a partnership between Ngāi Tūāhuriri, Te Tapuae o Rehua and seven secondary schools in eastern Christchurch.

Raniera Dallas, Community and Whānau Champion, Te Tapuae o Rehua, says this programme is an evolution of traditional rangatahi training.

“The programme reaffirms our values and ensures we create pathways for young Māori to develop into leaders. The programme aims to create a pathway similar to those used by our ancestors,” says Raniera.The programme is a leadership initiative for Year 9 and 10 rangatahi in eastern Christchurch aiming to connect tauira and whānau to culture, language and identity. The tauira are accountable to each other and have the opportunity to meet later in the year to share their progress with peers, identify changes they have made, help each other to develop and create new goals. One of the recent students in the programme said “we learnt that It doesn’t matter where you started off, you can do whatever you want” and that “even if you started from the bottom you can make it to the top”. “The programme is in its first year of development and we hope to secure further funding next year to allow us to expand the programme to the wider community,” says Raniera. [Read more…]

The Yamada O’Regan Secondary School Scholarships are open for applications from 1 July to 29 August.

Named after Masashi Yamada and Tā Tipene O’Regan, these scholarships are a representation of cross-cultural friendship and profound generosity. In the 1990s Yamada, a successful Japanese businessman and philanthropist (introduced to Tā Tipene by Graham Kitson), extended a multimillion-dollar lifeline to the iwi. This loan enabled Ngāi Tahu to continue with Te Kerēme. [Read more…]

Te Tapuae o Rehua Scholarship

Winner of the 2012 Te Tapuae o Rehua Scholarship, Keilamarita Pōuri-Lane, is now well into a busy year as head girl for Motueka High School.

Earlier in the year, Keilamarita (Hamoa, Kāi Tahu, Ngāti Kuia, Ngāti Koata, Ngāti Apa ki te Rā To), attended a leadership training course run by the Boyle River Education Centre, Hands-on Science at Otago University and the Nelson Youth Leadership Course and she continues to be a great role model for all Māori and Pacifica students at Motueka High School and within our wider community. [Read more…]

Ngāi Tahu partners with Lincoln University for Canterbury agricultural development

Ngāi Tahu Property, Lincoln University and Te Tapuae o Rehua have signed a memorandum of understanding, which marks the beginning of Whenua Kura, an initiative focussed on supporting more local Māori into agriculture.

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Kaiwhakahaere, Tā Mark Solomon congratulated Ngāi Tahu Property, Te Tapuae o Rehua and Lincoln University for formalising a commitment to get Māori to work on Ngāi Tahu developments. [Read more…]

Get on the Waka – The Backstage Pass
The Backstage Pass is an exclusive tour of Canterbury industries that CERA and Ngāi Tahu have identified will be booming in the next few years. [Read more…]

Yamada O’Regan Secondary School Scholarships

The Ngāi Tahu Mātauranga Trust offers Yamada O’ Regan Secondary School Scholarships to ‘at risk’ Ngāi Tahu rakatahi studying around the country. [Read more…]

Kā Pūtea grants and scholarships

Kā Pūtea Grants and Scholarships are available to registered Ngāi Tahu enrolled in tertiary study in 2012. Students in their first year of full-time tertiary study can apply for at $250. Students in their second or subsequent year of full-time tertiary study, can apply for $500 (grants for part time students are prorated).
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 Te Rūnanga o Ōtākou scholarship

This grant can support whānau who whakapapa to Ōtākou in furthering their studies at Otago Polytechnic. [Read more…]


Te Rūnanga o Moeraki Educational Grants
To support whānau who whakapapa to Moeraki in furthering their studies at a recognised tertiary institution. Applications will close on Friday 30 March so get in quick.
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