Whenua Kura


Inaugural Māori land-based summit a success

Over 350 people from as far away as Hawaii travelled to the Lincoln Events Centre near Christchurch last week to attend Unleash the Māui, the first  Māori land-based summit of its kind to be held in Aotearoa. Hosted by Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and  Whenua Kura, Unleash the Māui had a line-up of over…

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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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Building community

The new Te Whenua Hou Community Committee is working hard to create an environment where Ngāi Tahu Farming employees and their families feel more socially connected to each other and to their wider communities. The group, which had its first meeting in March, aims to be the voice of the Te Whenua Hou community, and…

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Whenua Kura study year begins

The new year of study is underway for 46 students studying as part of the Whenua Kura programme. Most of the students are enrolled at Lincoln University, near Christchurch, and will do practical experience on Ngāi Tahu properties, including work and study on either dairy farms, sheep and beef properties or at the Koukourarata māra…

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More Māori needed in Agriculture

If you thought getting into farming was difficult, think again. Whenua Kura is an iwi-led partnership between Ngāi Tahu, Te Tapuae o Rehua, Ngāi Tahu Farming and Lincoln University that seeks to grow Māori leadership in agriculture. It is open to all Māori and applications are now open for certificate and diploma courses (from Level…

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19th
October
2015

More Māori needed in Agriculture

If you thought getting into farming was difficult, think again. Whenua Kura is an iwi-led partnership between Ngāi Tahu, Te Tapuae o Rehua, Ngāi Tahu Farming and Lincoln University that seeks to grow Māori leadership in agriculture. It is open to all Māori and applications are now open for certificate and diploma courses (from Level…


Road to Redemption

At Te Taumutu Rūnanga near the waters of Te Waihora, Liam joined other men in similar situations. Led by Te Mairiki Williams (Ngāi Tahu, Kāti Māmoe, Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Te Ātihaunui-a-Pāpārangi, Ngāti Hauiti ki Rata) the men were soon learning the ways of their ancestors.

“The main thing was that Matua (Te Mairiki) made us turn away from distractions. He said us Māori get distracted by too much.

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Whenua Kura – Leadership Pathways

Whenua Kura, a Ngāi Tahu led partnership between Lincoln University, Te Tapuae o Rehua and Ngāi Tahu Farming, provides participants with industry appropriate qualifications and practical experience on Ngāi Tahu farms. Recently, students embarking on diplomas and higher certificates gathered to celebrate with Māori leaders.

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Whenua Kura scholarships now available

In a bid to get more Māori leading the way in best-practice farming, Whenua Kura is now offering full-fee scholarships to help successful applicants through their studies. Open to all Māori, applications for the course close on 22 June. To give you an idea of the earning potential the dairy industry can offer, farm manager…

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30th
January
2014

Ngāi Tahu welcomes Māori agricultural training government funding

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Kaiwhakahaere Tā Mark Solomon today welcomes news the government has allocated funding toward growing a strong Māori agricultural workforce. The funding will provide a significant boost to Whenua Kura, a collaborative partnership seeking to grow Māori leadership in the agricultural sector. Whenua Kura looks forward to finalising negotiations with the…