March Pānui, 2018


Education & Training

Education & Training


Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō are proud to support our students in their Tertiary and Trade futures. Here is a profile from one of this years recipients.

Lucy Sanson

Tēnā koutou

Ko Lucy Sanson taku ingoa.

I recently completed my last year at Palmerston North Girls High School (PNGHS) as a year 13 student.  Previously I was a student at a small rural school (Kopane) with a roll of 46 students. 

I come from a large rural family of seven in the Manawatū. My brother is a commercial beekeeper and one of my sisters is a resource and environmental consultant. Another is currently a student at Auckland University and my youngest sister is still at Palmerston North Girls High School.

I have a wide variety of interests and sporting activities that I am involved in such as dance, canoe polo and hockey. I also work as a beekeeper doing all aspects of hive management. I enjoy being busy and experiencing new and interesting activities.

I am enrolled in Massey University’s Bachelor of Resource and Environmental Planning minoring in Ecology, Soil and Earth Science. In the future I plan to have the skills to create change in the resource management space and to help Māori be true Kaitiaki of our whenua to ensure it is protected for our mokopuna.

Ngā mihi

Lucy Sanson

Peehi-mihimarino Te Rere-I-Ōmaka Ohomairangi Bailey started kura on the 6th of November 2017 at Te Kura o Hīrangi in Tūrangi.


Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō will be represented on the first day of school for two more tamariki who are about to begin their education journey.

We look forward to many more tamariki in 2018 receiving their education packs including stationery, pens & pencils and also a water bottle kindly sponsor provided by Estel Water

Be sure to send us those photos whānau, of your tamariki wearing their packs with pride on their first day at school!

Peehi-mihimarino Te Rere-I-Ōmaka Ohomairangi Bailey started kura on the 6th of November 2017 at Te Kura o Hīrangi in Tūrangi.

Mōrena e te whānau 

Ngā mihi nui rawa mö tēnei taonga e whaoa nei ki waku mātauranga nõ te kura!  Kua taiea katoa taku hanga ināianei!!!  Tēnā kõutau katoa!

Nāku noa

Nā Miriama Bailey


Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō are continuing to support learning in the following areas:

• Learner Driver Theory Education
• Work Readiness
• Financial Literacy & Lifeskills
• Healthy Lifestyle
• Literacy & Numeracy Upskilling

Please contact the office at or phone 0800 578 900 to find out if these are available in your area.

Remember whānau, upskilling takes a little effort but it can bring on great changes in your work and home life. There is expected to be little or no cost to Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō members to attend these courses so start the year off on a journey to improve and upskill.

« Back