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Are you studying next year?

Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō Trust is now calling for Education Grant applications for the 2019 academic year.

Any registered member enrolled or intending to enrol in tertiary study or trades training in the 2019 academic year is eligible to apply.

If you would like Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō to consider assisting you with your course or accommodation costs for the year ahead please fill out the application form and return it by email to You can also post it to: 78 Seymour Street, Blenheim, 7201. Alternatively, please contact the office on 0800 578 900 if you would like us to post you an application form.

The application period runs from Monday, October 15 to Saturday, December 1, 2018.

If you require any assistance or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at the office on 0800 578 900.

Please note that to be eligible for grant assistance, applicants must be registered with Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō, if you are not registered please click here to begin the process. Please note that the registration process can take up to six weeks. 

September Pānui last updated - 26 Sep, 2018

From the Chair

The Trust AGM was held over the weekend of September 15 at Whakatū Marae in Nelson. The format had to be changed slightly this year, to suit the travel arrangements of whānau living outside the rohe.  We again had a very good attendance and it was great to see a number of new fac...  Read more »

Ngā Mihi

This month’s Hui a Tau was one of mixed emotions for Adrian Wilson. After eight years on the Trust, Adrian did not stand for re-election this year and September 15 marked his last day as a trustee. Gifting him taonga on behalf of the iwi, Trustee Margaret Bond said Adrian would b...  Read more »

Nau mai ki te tēpu

Fayne Robinson is the newest member of the Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō Trust and will take his seat at the table for the first time at the Trust’s October meeting.

Tell us a little about yourself. I am from Hokitika.  My grandfather is Bill Wilson (Ngāti Mamoe, Ngāi Tahu iwi/Ngāti Mahaki, Ngāti Waewae, Ngāi Tūāhuriri ngā hapū) and my grandmother is Mary Jane Mahuika (Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō, Ngāti Mamoe, Ngāi Tahu ngā iwi; Puaha te Rangi, Ngā...  Read more »

Tumahi Moturoa (Project Moturoa)

Love the outdoors? Love Te Ao Māori? Calling all interested rangatahi for an exciting new Kaitiaki Whenua Program to be run out of Nelson. The purpose of this wānanga is to offer 20-22 rangatahi across Te Tauihu the opportunity to gain valuable conservation skills embedded in māt...  Read more »

Ngā Taonga Tuku Iho

This photograph was taken outside the Rutland Hotel in Whanganui circa 1953. While we know who most of the men pictured are, we’d love to be able to identify all of them. If you can help, please let us know. From left are George Stuart Packer, David Rawiri Smith, with Kipa George...  Read more »

Ngā Manu Kōrero 2018

It was only her first time entering the annual Ngā Manu Kōrero Secondary School speech competition, but 13-year-old Te Ao Marama Nepia looked like a pro on the national stage in Gisborne. Te Ao Marama was one of two finalists from Te Tauihu o te Waka a-Māui represented in Gisborn...  Read more »