Te Pou Here Pūreirei

EXPLORE career pathway opportunities, scholarships and more

Discover scholarships and other entry level opportunities available to you as Ngāi Tahu. Connect with a mentor for personalised advice navigating your first career steps with confidence.



NAVIGATE first career steps with whānau at your side 

Pūreirei mentors are Ngāi Tahu whānau with diverse backgrounds. They provide different experiences and connections within both the iwi and the business world.

Pūreirei mentors work alongside you:

  • Identifying your skills and setting goals
  • Mastering CV and cover letter writing
  • Sharing ideas for approaching employers and finding work or scholarships
  • Completing applications
  • Getting ready to shine at an interview

KICKSTART your career with confidence

"My mentor helped me write a proper CV and get a proper scholarship application in …It’s also just someone to talk to just to take the pressure off," Tom

"The biggest thing for me was getting me on the right path. I had the skills but was unsure about where I was going … my mentor was able to give me some reassurance and some advice," Jess

"Having my mentor there kept me motivated – someone that’s got experience in that field," Ben

Tahu whiri rau, Tahu torokaha - Uniting our collective strengths as Tahu