Education Stories


Rangatahi learn to code

In late January over 40 Ngāi Tahu rangatahi took part in a coding wānanga run by the Ngāi Tūāhuriri Education Committee, Ngāi Tahu Funds, Tribal Economies,  the University of Canterbury and the University of Delaware. Ngāi Tahu rangatahi and computer science students from the University of Delaware took part in a powhiri and workshop at…

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He Toki Apprentice Trust Expanding

The He Toki Apprenticeship Trust, which has successfully recruited over 50 apprentices for the construction sector in a little over a year, is expanding into civil construction through a partnership with City Care in a joint venture partnership with JFC. These new agreements will allow He Toki to not only support Canterbury, but also the…

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Te Ara Whakatipu

Earlier this year eleven Ngāi Tahu rangatahi experienced Te Ara Whakatipu a seven day hīkoi that follows in the footsteps of their ancestors, on an ancestral trail that travels from Whakatipu-wai-maōri through Whakatipu-katuka and down to Whakatipu-wai-tai. This is achieved through the support of Te Rūnanga o Makaawhio, Ōraka Aparima Rūnaka, Ngāi Tahu Tourism, the…

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Ngāi Tahu Rangatahi SingularityU Summit – Ōtautahi 2016

  Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu are excited to announce a sponsorship opportunity, that aims to support twenty Ngāi Tahu rangatahi (aged 16-25 years) to participate in an international accelerating technologies event in Ōtautahi, the SingularityU New Zealand Summit. Lyndon Waaka, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, External Funding Advisor, says the SingularityU New Zealand Summit…

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Ngāi Tahu internship provides unique opportunities

Sean Bragg is over half way through his two-year internship with Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and has already contributed to many important kaupapa across the iwi. He relishes the opportunities and recognises the unique position he is in. Sean grew up in Bluff and acknowledges he will always keep that connection strong. “I was…

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New scholarships for Ngāi Tahu whānui

The Office of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu have created two new scholarships for Ngāi Tahu whānui. These scholarships aim to create pathways for Ngāi Tahu whānui to work in communications and environmental management. They include full fees for study and paid work experience within the Office. To apply for the scholarships go to this…

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Giving back to the community

A group of He Toki civil skills students left their classroom recently to rebuild a deck and repave the pathways at the Spreydon Methodist Church. Reverend Fitifiti Lautua, Centre for Māori and Pasifika Achievement  Mentor, Ara Institute of Canterbury, says these sorts of projects are a great way to give back to the community. “This…

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Ngāi Tahu Tourism announces new scholarship

  Ngāi Tahu Tourism is delighted to announce a new scholarship, Te Pia Tāpoi, for Ngāi Tahu students. Ngāi Tahu Tourism Chief Executive Quinton Hall says the scholarship is an exciting opportunity for Ngāi Tahu students who are studying towards a tourism qualification. “We are looking for the future stars who can see the potential…

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He Toki students leave their mark on the rebuild

A group of He Toki civil skills students used the Ngā Whāriki Manaaki (Woven Mats of Welcome) series to leave a lasting impression on the city. The 13 whāriki (weaving patterns) that form Ngā Whāriki Manaaki are a core element of the Te Papa Ōtākaro/Avon River Precinct redevelopment. The whāriki welcome visitors to our city….

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Settling into Shanghai

Ranui Ellison-Collins is one of this year’s recipients of the Agria-Hōaka scholarship. She has moved to Shanghai, China to learn Mandarin. In this clip Ranui provides an update about how her journey is going so far.

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