Agria-Hōaka Scholarship

Spend a year studying Chinese language and culture at a premier university in China.

Who can apply?

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

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, tikaka, and history.

Who can apply?

Participation in Aoraki Matatū is by invitation only.

Aurecon Cadetship

Become a professional drafts person or technician through a technical cadetship as an employee of Aurecon, based in the Ōtautahi 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 Ōtautahui.

Beca Scholarship

Receive mentoring, career opportunities, and financial assistance to support tertiary studies relating to infrastructure or the environment.

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

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

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

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?

Open to 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, are involved with their community and are committed to personal language development.

Kā Pūtea Grant

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

Who can apply?

All registered Ngāi Tahu whānau enrolled in NZQA-recognised tertiary study or equivalent.

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?

All registered Ngāi Tahu whānau.

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?

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 Pūtea Scholarship

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

Who can apply?

All registered Ngāi Tahu whānau 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.

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 – Journalist Scholarship

Train for a career in journalism with a scholarship towards your fees at Ara Broadcasting School, Ōtautahi.

Who can apply?

Registered Ngāi Tahu whānau who have University Entrance and are interested in a journalism career.

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

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 able to demonstrate an intermediate to advanced level of te reo Māori within the whānau.

Whenua Kura

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

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.

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.