Agria-Hōaka Scholarship

Opportunity for committed, hard-working registered Ngāi Tahu whānau to spend time studying Chinese Language at a premier university in China for one year.

Who can apply?

Registered Ngāi Tahu whānau who are studying in any field or have completed a degree within the past five years and can demonstrate academic excellence.

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.

Aurecon Cadetship

Technical cadetships, which allow registered Ngāi Tahu whānau to become professional drafts people and technicians. As an employee of Aurecon, you will be based in the Aurecon Christchurch Office.

Who can apply?

Registered Ngāi Tahu whānau who are keen to learn, are passionate about the industry and want to be part of a team helping to rebuild Christchurch.

Beca Scholarship

One-year scholarship opportunity in partnership with Beca, which provides learning support and career opportunities.

Who can apply?

Registered Ngāi Tahu whānau who are currently studying engineering, architecture, planning, resource management, landscape design, urban design, or environmental management.

He Toki ki te Mahi

He Toki ki te Mahi directly employs Māori apprentices and places them with host employers to undertake their on-the-job work experience.

Who can apply?

Open to 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

Aims to grow next generation of Māori leadership in trades by growing Māori capability in the building and infrastructure industries. The programme is a 12 – 14 week pre-trade training course taught at the Ara Trades and Innovation campus, where students will learn in a cultural environment, which involves tikanga and te reo Māori.

Who can apply?

Open to all Māori over the age of 18.

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.

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 Kāi 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?

All 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 Ngāi Tahu whānau 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.

Matakahi Scholarship

Scholarship for registered Ngāi Tahu whānau studying 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 Internship

Full-time work for two years at the Ngāi Tahu office in Christchurch, rotating between different areas of the business.

Who can apply?

For recent registered Ngāi Tahu school leavers or those taking a break from university.

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 Māori 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 members 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.

Pūtea Manaaki for Sporting Achievement

Funding assistance for registered Ngāi Tahu whānau, to recognise 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.

Pūtea Whai Tohu – Environmental Advisor Scholarship

This scholarship is for registered Ngāi Tahu whānau who wish to pursue a career in the environmental field.

Who can apply?

Registered Ngāi Tahu whānau who have University Entrance and want to study one of the following disciplines: environmental planning, environmental science, information technology (IT), geographical information system (GIS), environmental law.

Pūtea Whai Tohu – Multi-Skilled Journalist Scholarship

In partnership with Ara Broadcasting School, this scholarship is for registered Ngāi Tahu whānau who wish to become a multi-skilled journalist.

Who can apply?

Registered Ngāi Tahu whānau who have University Entrance and are interested in getting into multi-skilled journalism.

Tauira Holiday Placement

As part of the PACE295 paper at University of Canterbury, students work at the Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu office completing a 75-hour internship, which accounts for 20% of their total paper grade.

Who can apply?

Those enrolled at the University of Canterbury and have a passion to work for an iwi organisation.

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.

Te Tauira a Te Kaiwhakatere Scholarship

Te Tauira a Te Kaiwhakatere Scholarship provides a fully funded placement on the Postgraduate Certificate in Antarctic Studies (PCAS), offered by the University of Canterbury. It is supported by Te Rūnanga’s environment team, Te Ao Tūroa, in an effort to keep the oral histories of Ngāi Tahu exploration to Antarctica alive and to foster an awareness and interest in issues surrounding the continent.

Who can apply?

You don’t need to be a current student at the university to be eligible, but you do need to have completed a Bachelor degree at least and be a registered Ngāi Tahu member. We are keen to encourage applicants from a range of disciplines, so don’t be put off if you think you lack an environmental or science education background!

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.

Whenua Kura

Programme which seeks to grow Māori leadership in agriculture and includes a scholarship to complete a land-based qualification at Lincoln University and work placements at Ngāi Tahu farms.

Who can apply?

Open to all Māori aged 18 to 34 years, with an adequate level of literacy and numeracy and at least three years of secondary school with NCEA Level 1 or equivalent.

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 te reo Māori within the whānau.

Further opportunities are available at the 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.