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Are you studying next year? Assistance is available

Are you planning to study next year? From November 1, the Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō Trusts’ are inviting application for the Kath Hemi Huia Kaimanawa Scholarship and the Education Grant round for the 2021 academic year.

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Ko te reo kia tika, ko te reo rere, ko te reo kia Māori

The Kath Hemi Huia Kaimanawa Scholarship was created in 2019 in recognition of the late Kath Hemi QSM, to acknowledge her lifetime commitment to te reo Māori me ōna tikanga.

Aunty Kath dedicated her life to the revitalisation of te reo Māori through being actively involved in many kaupapa throughout Te Tauihu and Aotearoa, including kapa haka, kohanga reo, the establishment of Omaka Marae and of course the revitalisation of Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō language and cultural identity.

This scholarship is aimed at continuing Aunty Kath’s legacy and supporting the revitalisation of te reo Māori amongst our iwi. It covers annual compulsory course fees and $1000 towards course materials and/or travel per annum for the duration of the course for up to three years (subject to annual satisfactory completion).  One scholarship is available annually, with up to three scholars being funded at any one time. 


  • Applicant must be a registered member of Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō;

  • The course selected must see the applicant majoring in te reo Māori;

  • Applicant must attend the Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō Hui-a-Tau each year while a recipient of the scholarship (travel costs will be met);

  • Applicant may be required to work (in a paid capacity) for the iwi during course holidays (though no guarantee of work is provided by the Trust).

Apply now!

Download an application from our website, complete all sections and return to us by email or post. 

Closing date

Applications must be received by Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 5pm.


From November 1, registered members of Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō who are planning tertiary study or trades training in the 2021 academic year are invited to apply for assistance, via the iwi Trust’s Education Grant programme.

The programme is offered to assist members who are studying with course and accommodation costs. Please note that grants are paid directly to the relevant institute or organisation.

To apply, simply download the application form from our website, complete all sections and return it to us with your supporting documents by email or post by Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 5pm.

If you require any help or have further questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Call us on 0800 578 900 or email


  1. Download the Kath Hemi Huia Kaimanawa Scholarship Application form or the Education Grant application form (or call us if you would like to receive an application form by post)

  2. Complete all sections

  3. Return to us by Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 5pm

By email:            Send it to

By post:              Send it to PO Box 708, Blenheim 7240 (to arrive by 5pm, Monday, November 30, 2020)

Drop it in:           Feel free to drop it into our office at 78 Seymour Street, Blenheim.

*Note, to be eligible for the Kath Hemi Huia Kaimanawa Scholarship and Grant assistance, applicants must be registered with Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō. If you are not registered please click here to start the process or give the office a call for assistance.


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