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He Toki ki te Rika students graduate

Around two hundred people gathered at Te Puna Wānaka, CPIT on Wednesday night, to celebrate the success of the latest group of He Toki ki te Rika students, who have completed their one-year pre-trades training courses. He Toki ki te Rika is a Māori trades training initiative led by Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu in…

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Earn while you learn – Technical Cadetship jobs available now

A little bit of history about the Cadetship Following the Canterbury earthquakes, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu joined forces with Aurecon to create opportunities for Ngāi Tahu in the Canterbury rebuild. Aurecon have delivered some award winning projects all over the world providing engineering, management and specialist technical services. For more information about Aurecon go…

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30th
January
2014

Māori trades training in Christchurch receives a boost

Tā Mark Solomon, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Kaiwhakahaere and patron of He Toki ki te Rika (Māori trade training), welcomes the government’s continued support of Māori trade training. One of the initiatives receiving further support is He Toki ki te Rika, the Māori trade training programme based in Christchurch. He Toki is an iwi-led…


Students trade up for the rebuild

Tessa Gregory (Ngāi Tahu – Ngāti Hāteatea) was nervous when she started He Toki ki te Rika this year. She now says enrolling in the He Toki (Māori trades training) programme at CPIT was one of the best decisions she has ever made. “I was determined to make something of my life because I didn’t…

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24th
July
2013

Rebuild industry to talk He Toki over breakfast

Business leaders from across the construction industry have been invited to attend a He Toki ki te Rika breakfast event hosted by Hawkins Construction at CPIT on Friday 26 July. He Toki is a Māori trades training initiative led by Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu in partnership with CPIT and Hawkins Construction. This unique collaborative…


16th
May
2013

Students step up as government endorses Māori trades training

A new group of He Toki ki te Rika (Māori trades training) students will step forward to start an exciting journey on Wednesday [15 May] in the presence of whānau and special guests at Rehua Marae. The 68 students will receive scholarships to begin their training in carpentry, welding, painting and decorating, and plasterboard at…


22nd
March
2013

Greater Christchurch Land Use Recovery Plan out for consultation

Environment Canterbury has announced the start of community consultation on the draft Land Use Recovery Plan for greater Christchurch. The plan will guide where residential and commercial developments are best located post-earthquakes – from Rolleston and Lincoln in the south to Rangiora and Pegasus/Woodend in the north, and Christchurch City (excluding the Central City and…


16th
February
2013

More Māori wanted for trades training

CPIT, Te Rūnanga Ngāi Tahu and Hawkins Construction will host a Māori trades open evening at CPIT’s Trades Innovation Institute on Friday evening [5 April] at 6pm to encourage more Māori to learn the skills they need to contribute to the rebuild of Christchurch. The Māori trades training programme He Toki ki te Rika combines…


14th
December
2012

Canterbury Māori trades training programme receives a $1m boost from government

Representatives from He Toki ki te Rika, the Christchurch based Māori trades training programme, are in Wellington today signing and receiving the $1m funding agreement that government announced earlier in the year. He Toki is led by Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu in partnership with Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (CPIT) and Hawkins Construction. This…


21st
September
2012

He Toki students celebrate success

During August over 60 He Toki ki te Rika (Māori Trade Training) students received their certificates at a celebration ceremony. Guest speaker Nancy McConnell, from the McConnell Group parent company of industry partners Hawkins. Nancy with best overall He Toki student Te Auhia Solomon and He Toki carpentry 3 students on stage singing the He…