Aoraki Bound

20-day journey, which fuses Ngāi Tahu knowledge, history, te reo Māori and values with Outward Bound adventure and experience.

Who can apply?

All New Zealanders, aged 20 years and over. Grants are available to assist registered Ngāi Tahu whānau on to this programme.

Aoraki Matatū

Te reo Māori leadership initiative which supports and mentors iwi members to become teachers of te reo Māori, tikaka and history.

Who can apply?

Participation in Aoraki Matatū is by invitation only.

First Nations Futures Programme

Programme for aspiring Ngāi Tahu leaders to gain access to leading international research and thinking within a uniquely indigenous context.

Who can apply?

Registered Ngāi Tahu students who intend further academic study and who intend undertaking a career that will build capacity within their communities and whānau.

KMK Whānau Events

KMK Whānau Events provides opportunities for registered Ngāi Tahu whānau who wish to further increase their knowledge and use of te reo Māori, to engage in te reo Māori- rich social settings.

Who can apply?

All registered Ngāi Tahu whānau.

KMK Whānau Haereka

Provides opportunities for Kāi Tahu te reo Māori- speaking whānau to strengthen relationships with other te reo Māori-speaking whānau, engaging in te reo Māori within social and whānau settings.

Who can apply?

Registered Ngāi Tahu whānau who are intermediate to advanced speakers of te reo Māori.

Kaumātua Grants

Grant paid annually in November to Ngāi Tahu kaumātua.

Who can apply?

Kaumātua grants are available to all registered Ngāi Tahu whānau 65 years of age and over.

Kia Kūrapa

Marae-based, weekend-long wānaka aimed at beginner and intermediate language learners. Kia Kūrapa are held approximately 4 – 5 times each year.

Who can apply?

All registered Ngāi Tahu whānau.

Kura Reo Kāi Tahu

Week-long immersion wānaka for all Kāi Tahu te reo Māori speaking whānau, with the focus on developing proficiency and use of Kāi Tahu reo.

Who can apply?

Registered Ngāi Tahu whānau. Funding may be available through the various Kotahi Mano Kāika Funds.

Kura Reo ki Te Waipounamu

Week-long immersion wānaka for those at an intermediate to advanced level of proficiency.

Who can apply?

Open to all members of the public. Funding may be available to registered Ngāi Tahu whānau through the various Kotahi Mano Kāika Funds.

Kā Manukura o Te Reo Fund

Fund provides intermediate to advanced registered Ngāi Tahu learners and speakers of te reo Māori with targeted financial assistance to further develop their Māori language proficiency.

Who can apply?

Registered Ngāi Tahu whānau who are intermediate to advanced speakers of te reo Māori, are involved with their community and are committed to personal language development.

Kā Pūtea Grant

Available to registered Ngāi Tahu tertiary students. The value and criteria for each year can be found by following the ‘more information’ link.

Who can apply?

Registered Ngāi Tahu whānau, enrolled in NZQA-recognised tertiary study or equivalent.

Kā Pūtea Scholarship

General and targeted scholarships for registered Ngāi Tahu tertiary students.

Who can apply?

Selection based on application, academic achievement and iwi involvement.

* Please note these have now closed for 2017.

Kāika Reo Fund

Fund supports registered Ngāi Tahu groups to strengthen the use of te reo Māori as an everyday language of intergenerational communication.

Who can apply?

Registered Ngāi Tahu whānau who are committed to the kaupapa of Kotahi Mano Kāika, increasing proficiency and use of te reo Māori as a whānau group.

Manawa Nui

Aims to  develop emerging commercial governors. Manawa Nui includes workshops, governance scholarships and five associate governor positions established for the term of 2 years.

Who can apply?

Ngāi Tahu emerging governors with prior commercial experience.

Manawa Tītī

Leadership programme designed to harness the skills of formal and informal leaders in our communities to pull together in support of iwi, hapū and whānau goals.

Who can apply?

Ngā Papatipu Rūnanga are invited to nominate one member each to participate in the programme.

Papakāika Reo Fund

Fund supports Papatipu Rūnaka to develop te reo Māori pathways for their members, by providing targeted financial assistance to be used towards te reo development.

Who can apply?

All Ngāi Tahu Papatipu Rūnaka.

Puna Pakihi

Support for registered Ngāi Tahu whānau to get inspired business ideas off the ground.

Who can apply?

All registered Ngāi Tahu whānau who wish to start a business.

Pūtea Manaaki for Financial Hardship

Funding assistance for registered Ngāi Tahu whānau, towards essential living costs in situations of serious hardship.

Who can apply?

Registered Ngāi Tahu whānau who are in serious financial hardship and have no other avenue for help.

Te Pia Tāpoi – Ngāi Tahu Tourism Scholarship

Scholarship that aims to encourage more people to consider the tourism industry as an exciting and worthwhile career option. The scholarship looks to support two candidates through tertiary study, valuable work experience and mentoring. As we have a strong and diverse portfolio of operations, candidates have the opportunity to learn business across various attractions.

Who can apply?

Registered Ngāi Tahu whānau who are interested in working in the tourism industry and have a passion for learning more about the iwi.

Whai Rawa

Whai Rawa is the Ngāi Tahu savings programme that helps create a better future for Ngāi Tahu whānau, by encouraging personal savings and providing a vehicle for distributions to all whānau.

Who can apply?

Any registered Ngāi Tahu whānau.

Whānau Reo Fund

Fund  provides financial assistance for whānau actively raising tamariki in te reo Māori within the home at an intermediate to advanced level. This fund enables whānau to attend Kāi Tahu focussed immersion events in Te Waipounamu.

Who can apply?

Registered Ngāi Tahu whānau who are able to demonstrate an intermediate to advanced level of reo Māori within the whānau.

Further opportunities are available at a local level (Papatipu Rūnanga) – for more information contact
your rūnanga. If you’re not sure which rūnanga you
affiliate to, ring 0800 KAI TAHU and chat with one of our contact centre team.

Keen to work with Ngāi Tahu?
Visit our employment page to register your interest.