November Pānui, 2015


Education and Training

Our Computers-in-Homes Programme has nearly completed its second course.

Our Computers-in-Homes Programme has nearly completed its second course. With six new participants working their way through e-mail, attachments and Google maps. A particularly artistic group, they seem to be enjoying creating documents using the paint programme, along with word-art and clip-art.

This programme is expected to be completed by 20 November and they are looking forward to taking home their computers. Some will use these at home to advance their education by on-line learning to up-skill and provide themselves with better employment options. This is fantastic to hear and we wish them well in their efforts.

Literacy & Numeracy

We still have spaces available for our Literacy & Numeracy course.  This is a great opportunity for members to self-improve reading and writing skills in a relaxed whānau environment.

This programme uses NZ Tertiary Education Commission-based learning progressions to improve day-to-day Literacy & Numeracy at home and in the workplace.

Marlborough Lines Tertiary Scholarships for Māori

The scholarship is for one year only. Successful applicants may reapply for the scholarship in subsequent years.

Applications are invited from those who reside within the catchment of Marlborough Lines (i.e. the Marlborough region westwards to D’Urville Island, north to the Marlborough Sounds and south to Waipapa Bay).

Priority is given to those who:

  • are descended from at least one of the following Marlborough Iwi - Ngāti Apa, Ngāti Kuia, Ngāti Rārua, Ngāti Toarangatira, Rangitāne and Te Ātiawa.
  • can demonstrate their involvement in Te Ao Māori.
  • can identify strongly with the Marlborough region.
  • are studying towards a tertiary qualification in the forthcoming academic year.
  • can show evidence of the ability to undertake tertiary study.

The scholarship will be granted on written confirmation from the tertiary institution concerned, that the applicant has been accepted on the course of study.

Applications close on 27 November 2015.

Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Annual Education Grant (Tertiary and Trade Training)

To be eligible for grant assistance, applicants must ensure that they are registered members of Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō Trust.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. All information provided by the applicant is held by the Trust and may be used for statistical purposes. The Trust decision on all applications is deemed to be final. Assistance is not automatic and a grant approval in any one year does not ensure on-going financial assistance in future years. Any grant approved will to be paid directly to the institution of study on receipt of confirmation of acceptance and confirmation of course costs.

Closing date – 30 November 2015

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