He Toki ki te Rika


He Toki success

A magical combination of wishful thinking and pro-activity changed Ana Mayo’s life, energising her for a career in electrical engineering. Mayo, raised at White Rock, near Rangiora, says her fortunes turned for the better after she gave up a workaday job in a Christchurch skincare factory. At the time, Mayo was struggling for direction, both…

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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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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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Apprenticeship scheme launched

The He Toki ki te Mahi Apprenticeship Training Trust was launched by Prime Minister, the Rt Hon John Key at Rehua Marae in Christchurch last night. Around 200 people gathered at the marae to welcome the Prime Minister and the Hon. Te Ururoa Flavell, Minister for Maori Development and Whanau Ora, Christchurch Mayor, Leanne Dalzeil…

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Ngāi Tahu graduates

Fifteen members of a Ngāi Tahu student cohort have graduated from Te Kura Matatini ki Otago/Otago Polytechnic, with Bachelor of Applied Management degrees as part of the Capable NZ, Te Kura Matatini ki Otago and Te Tapuae o Rehua partnership. The degree study partnership was established in 2014 and aims to build Ngāi Tahu staff…

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He Toki students shine at Te Matatini

Around 50 He Toki ki te Rika Māori Trades Training and Pasifika Trades Training students, alongside CPIT staff, helped to make Te Matatini 2015 the memorable event it was from 4-8 March. Programme Manager, Māori Trades Training, Hemi Te Hemi says the students worked on painting, building and installing various features of the site venue…

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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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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…


A quiet sense of achievement

Adam Lord found his passion in life with the help of He Toki ki te Rika. Kaituhituhi Tony Bridge reports. Sometimes it takes time to find your path in life. Adam Lord (Ngāi Tahu, Tuwharetoa, Te Whānau a Apanui, Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Kahungunu) seems to have found his at the age of 24. Born in…

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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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