Education


Ngāi Tahu rangatahi follows her passion

Alex Kitson, the 2016 recipient of the Beca Scholarship, is excited about her new position at Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu as a member of the Puna Mahara team. Ngāi Tahu and Beca formed a partnership in 2015, which resulted in a new and exciting one year scholarship opportunity available to Ngāi Tahu whānau. The…

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First Māori Land-Based Summit ready to go  

  Over 300 people will be attending Unleash the Māui, the first  Māori land-based summit of its kind to be held this week at the Lincoln Events Centre. The three-day summit hosted by  Whenua Kura and Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu is a conference with a difference and Renata Hakiwai, Chair of the Unleash the Maui…

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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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Awarua leader honoured at toi awards

Awarua Rūnanga Chair, Huhana (Hana) Morgan was one of five kaumātua named as a recipient of the Ngā Tohu ā Tā Kingi Ihaka award at the Creative New Zealand Te Waka Toi Awards in Rotorua in November. The award, which aims to celebrate leadership and outstanding contributions to Māori art, was an unexpected honour for…

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Exploring Ngāi Tahu birthing traditions

University of Canterbury PhD student, Kelly Tikao will present a wānanga on her journey to date looking at traditional Māori birthing practices at Hui-ā-Iwi in Dunedin in November. Kelly (Ngāi Tahu, Kāti Māmoe, Waitaha) was this year’s recipient of both the Health Research Council PhD Māori Scholarship and the Ngāi Tahu Research Centre UC Māori…

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Te Pā o Rākaihautū opens on new site

The special character school, Te Pā o Rākaihautū will be formally opened in its new location at the former Linwood Intermediate School site on Sunday, 19 July. Temporarily located in the former Richmond Primary School site, Te Pā o Rākaihautū opened in January this year offering an education founded on tikanga and te reo Māori…

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Tuia Te Ako Underway

The national Māori education hui, Tuia Te Ako 2015 is underway at Lincoln University. Opened on July 8, the hui brings leading Māori educators from around New Zealand together for three days for discussions around the conference theme – Te Whakarauora: revitalisation through reflection, repositioning and reimagining. Tuia Te Ako 2015 is co-hosted by Ako…

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Tuia Te Ako 2015

Tuia Te Ako is the national Māori tertiary education hui that brings together prominent leaders in Māori tertiary education, iwi, Māori tertiary education providers, individuals from the broader tertiary sector, learners, and whānau in a hui dedicated to supporting future success of all Māori in tertiary education. In 2015, Tuia Te Ako will be co-hosted…

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Encouraging young Māori into science

A University of Canterbury scheme aimed at encouraging Māori secondary school students into university science studies is already changing lives and encouraging rangatahi to consider new pathways for their future. He Puna Pūtaiao is a partnership programme between the University of Canterbury College of Science and several Canterbury secondary schools that began in 2013. Based…

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Science fair success

Congratulations to Whai Rawa member Whakaahurangi Gallagher, who won two awards at the NIWA Wellington Regional Science and Technology Fair in August. Whakaahurangi is the daughter of Quinessa Sullivan (Ōnuku) and Timoti Gallagher (Rāpaki, Hokonui, Waihōpai, Awarua, Wairewa, Puketeraki, Ōnuku, Waihao, Ngāi Tūāhuriri, Arowhenua, Koukourārata). The 12-year-old accepted the Toihuarewa Award from Victoria University in…

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