Aoraki Bound

Explore Ngāi Tahu knowledge, history, te reo Māori and values on a 20 day Outward Bound-style adventure experience.

Who can apply?

All New Zealanders, aged 20 years and over. Financial assistance is available for registered Ngāi Tahu whānau.

Aoraki Matatū

Receive support and mentoring to become a leader and teacher of te reo Māori, tikanga, and history.

Who can apply?

Participation in Aoraki Matatū is by invitation only.

First Nations Futures Programme

Gain access to leading international research and thinking within a uniquely indigenous context.

Who can apply?

Aspiring Ngāi Tahu leaders who intend to complete further academic study and embark on a career to build iwi capability within their communities.

He Toki ki te Mahi

Receive customised support through an apprenticeship designed to meet the needs of Māori students.

Who can apply?

All Māori over the age of 18. He Toki ki te Mahi works closely with He Toki ki te Rika, the Māori pre-trade training initiative.

He Toki ki te Rika

Train for a rewarding career in the building and infrastructure industries with this pre-trade training course tailored to meet the needs of Māori students.

Who can apply?

All Māori over the age of 18. He Toki ki te Rika works closely with He Toki ki te Mahi, the Māori apprenticeship initiative.

Kā Manukura o Te Reo Fund

Receive financial assistance to further develop your Māori language proficiency.

Who can apply?

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

Kā Pūtea Grant

Connect with Ngāi Tahutanga and receive support for your tertiary studies.

Who can apply?

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

Kā Pūtea Scholarship

Connect with Ngāi Tahutanga and receive a scholarship designed to support specific tertiary study.

Who can apply?

Registered Ngāi Tahu whānau who are enrolled in NZQA-recognised tertiary study or equivalent. Selection is based on application, academic achievement and iwi involvement.

* Please note these have now closed for 2017.

Kāika Reo Fund

Receive financial assistance to strengthen the use of te reo Māori as an everyday language of inter-generational 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.

Kia Kūrapa

Grow your knowledge and use of te reo Māori at a marae-based weekend wānaka – held four to five times a year.

Who can apply?

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

KMK Whānau Events

Increase your knowledge and use of te reo Māori by taking part in te reo-rich social settings.

Who can apply?

All registered Ngāi Tahu whānau.

KMK Whānau Haereka

Strengthen relationships with other te reo Māori speaking whānau using te reo Māori in social and whānau settings.

Who can apply?

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

Kura Reo Kāi Tahu

Develop your proficiency and use of Kāi Tahu reo at a week-long immersion wānaka.

Who can apply?

All registered Ngāi Tahu whānau. Financial assistance may be available through Kotahi Mano Kāika Funds.

Kura Reo ki Te Waipounamu

Develop your proficiency and use of Kāi Tahu reo at a week-long immersion wānaka.

Who can apply?

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

Mahinga Kai Enhancement Fund

Recieve financial assistance to help protect, enhance, utilise and maintain mahinga kai areas, resources and species, and the rights of Ngāi Tahu to access these.

Who can apply?

Legal entities associated with Ngāi Tahu who are delivering projects designed to meet specific mahinga kai enhancement objectives.

Manawa Tītī

Become a more effective leader in your community through this programme focused on supporting those working towards iwi, hapū and whānau goals.

Who can apply?

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

Matakahi Scholarship

Receive financial assistance towards a tertiary qualification in commerce, law, property, or information technology.

Who can apply?

Registered Ngāi Tahu students who want to experience a broad range of learning experiences and opportunities within the Te Rūnanga Group and its key partners.

Ngāi Tahu Funds

Receive financial assistance to support cultural projects that grow, strengthen, and promote Ngāi Tahutanga. Two funding rounds are held each year and close on the last Friday of March and September.

Who can apply?

All registered Ngāi Tahu whānau. Applicants under the age of 18 need a legal guardian or parent (also registered Ngāi Tahu whānau) to apply on their behalf.

Papakāika Reo Fund

Receive targeted financial assistance at a Rūnanga level to develop te reo Māori learning pathways for your members.

Who can apply?

All Ngāi Tahu Papatipu Rūnanga.

Pēpi Packs

Give your baby a connection to Ngāi Tahu from birth with this flax basket including clothes, blankets, te reo Māori books, a piece of pounamu, and their whakapapa (genealogy scroll).

Who can apply?

Parents/caregivers of all Ngāi Tahu babies who are registered with the iwi before they are 6 months old.

Click here for more information about the Pēpi Packs, and here for more information about registering with Ngāi Tahu.

Puna Pakihi

Receive financial assistance for entrepreneurial business ventures.

Who can apply?

Registered Ngāi Tahu whānau who wish to start a business.

Pūtea Manaaki for Financial Hardship

Receive financial assistance 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.

Pūtea Manaaki for Sporting Achievement

Receive financial assistance for regional and national achievement in sport.

Who can apply?

Registered Ngāi Tahu whānau who have been chosen to represent their region or country at a specific event.

Tauira Holiday Placement

Work at the office of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu for a 75 hour internship as part of PACE295, a paper at the University of Canterbury. This accounts for 20% of your overall grade for the paper.

Who can apply?

Registered Ngāi Tahu whānau who are enrolled at the University of Canterbury and have a passion to work for an iwi organisation.

Taurahere Fund

Maintain a strong connection to Ngāi Tahu when living outside the tribal takiwā, through your Taurahere Group. Receive financial assistance for operational and administrative costs associated with organising group activities.

Who can apply?

Registered Ngāi Tahu Taurahere Groups can apply any time.

For further information email: funds@ngaitahu.iwi.nz

Te Pia Tāpoi – Ngāi Tahu Tourism Scholarship

Embark on an exciting career in the tourism industry with a scholarship to support your tertiary studies and work experience with Ngāi Tahu Tourism.

Who can apply?

Registered Ngāi Tahu whānau who are interested in working in the tourism industry and are keen to learn more about Ngāitahutanga.

Te Pou Here

Connect with other Ngāi Tahu business owners, workers, and job seekers by registering on our new iwi capability database.

Who can apply?

Registered Ngāi Tahu whānau who are business owners, workers, or looking for employment and development at any stage of their career.

Whai Rawa

Create a better future with our Ngāi Tahu savings programme and watch your personal savings grow.

Who can apply?

All registered Ngāi Tahu whānau.

Whānau Reo Fund

Receive financial assistance to attend Ngāi Tahu focused te reo Māori immersion events in Te Waipounamu.

Who can apply?

Registered Ngāi Tahu whānau who are actively raising tamariki in te reo Māori and are intermediate to advanced speakers of te reo Māori.

Whenua Kura

Train for land-based careers with courses in agriculture, apiculture, or horticulture.

Who can apply?

All Māori aged 18-34 years with an adequate level of literacy and numeracy and who have completed at least three years of secondary school with NCEA Level 1 or equivalent.

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.