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Building success

Being able to say he built a house was something Adam Lord would not have dreamed of when he signed up to He Toki in 2011. But this year working for McKenzie Builders, Adam has officially completed his first build. While Adam (Ngāi Tahu, Tuwharetoa, Te Whānau a Apanui, Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Kahungunu) had been…

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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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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…


4th
July
2011

Māori Respond to Trades Call to Action

If the He Toki ki te Rika Māori Trades Expo at CPIT on Friday 8 July was a call to action then Māori have responded with 113 people signing up for the new initiative. Addressing the large gathering at CPIT’s Trades Innovation Institute, Kaiwhakahaere (Chair) Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Mark Solomon said the future…