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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 administrator@ngatiapakiterato.iwi.nz. 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. 

October Pānui last updated - 25 Oct, 2018

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Applications are open

Whaowhia te kete mātauranga – Fill the basket of knowledge. 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 ...  Read more »

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My Backyard

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Ngā taonga tuku iho

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