July Pānui, 2018





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

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

Please email administrator@ngatiapakiterato.iwi.nz 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.


Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō Trust continues to support registered Iwi members starting school with the provision of education packs. Three packs filled with stationery and books were sent out to new entrants in July. Parents, don’t forget to send us photos of your children wearing their Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō backpacks on their first day of school. Pictured is new entrant Harper Huria. Hope it’s going well Harper!


Earlier this month a free workshop was held for Māori businesses in Blenheim. The workshops are part of the Pakihi series, designed to help Māori businesses move forward, flourish and succeed. There are two more workshops scheduled for Te Tauihu in the coming months, both in Nelson. The first, on Thursday, August 23, will cover Marketing and Networking, while the second, to be held Thursday, September 27, will focus on Improving Profitability. Visit the Pakihi website at pakihi.co.nz to find out more and register.


The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is offering four scholarships for the 2019 academic year for qualifying Māori and female students enrolling in the Bachelor of Forestry Science or Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Forest Engineering at the University of Canterbury. The new Forestry Scholarships - Ngā Karahipi Uru Rākau - aim to grow the capability of the forestry sector and increase the number of women and Māori in the industry.
Successful applicants will receive: $8000 a year for four years (the length of the degree) to help with tuition fees and living costs, and a paid internship with Te Uru Rākau (Forestry New Zealand) or another forestry employer. For further information and to apply, please visit mpi.govt.nz/forestryscholarships Applications are open now until August 31, 2018.


Each year a group of exceptional Māori students is selected to continue the legacy of Victoria Cross winner Second Lieutenant Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa Ngārimu and the other members of the 28th (Māori) Battalion. Applications are now open for the Ngārimu VC and 28th (Māori) Battalion Memorial Scholarships. To be eligible you must:

• be of Māori descent;
• be enrolled in tertiary study;
• be able to describe the Ngā Ahuatanga characteristics you possess that are similar to those identified as consistent with the 28th (Māori) Battalion

Applications are open now and close on September 7, 2018 at 5pm. Go to education.govt.nz to apply.

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