December Pānui, 2019


Pitopito kōrero

National Iwi Leaders Forum

Do we have any registered members studying political science or similar who might be interested in attending next year’s National Iwi Leaders Forum at Waitangi? The trip, in February, would be in

an observer capacity, accompanying Trust Chair Hinemoa Conner. If this sounds like you, please

email us to register your interest, outlining how the experience might help your studies. Email Lynne

at with “National Iwi Leaders Form” in the subject line. Registrations of interest should be received by January 15.

Christmas office hours

Meri Kirihimete me ngā mihi o te tau hou! We hope you all have a safe and happy holiday season, making new memories with whānau and friends. Please note that the office will be closed from 4.30pm on Friday, December 20 and will re-open at 9am on Monday, January 6, 2020.

Ngā Kaitiaki Whenua o Moturoa

Mana Rangatahi participant Justin Starkey has officially graduated from the DOC/NMIT Project Moturoa course, which brought together rangatahi from throughout Te Tauihu to learn about conservation and gain related hands-on skills. Office Manager Lynne Owen attended the Po Whakanui for the tauira, held at Whakatū Marae at the end of last month. Ka mau te wehi Justin! Justin is now looking to spend the summer working with the Nelson Lakes DOC office at Rotoiti.

JOB: Director – Māori Education at NMIT

NMIT is seeking to appoint a new Director – Māori Education/Tumu Mātauranga who can lead and drive the strategic development and delivery of Māori education across Te Tauihu o te Waka a Māui.

The primary focus is to: Contribute towards increasing participation and educational excellence of our Māori learners; Further develop, maintain and lead the implementation of Te Ara Wai, NMITs Māori Education strategy; Identify and develop opportunities for iwi and Māori within NMIT’s strategic objectives and investment plan; and Develop and maintain strong partnerships with iwi, the community, tertiary sector and schools.

Applicants should have strong knowledge of the education sector as well as a strong understanding of Tikanga Māori, and te reo Māori, effective written and oral communication skills, reliable and effective organisational skills, able to work as part of a team and the ability to build excellent relationships with local Iwi and Māori organisations, tertiary sector and staff.

Go to to apply or enquiries may be made by email to Chief Executive, Liam Sloan at

Applications close at midnight Wednesday, January 8, 2020.

Scholarships available

Toitū Kaupapa Māori Mātauranga – the Māori Education Trust – administers a range of scholarships available to Māori students studying at secondary, under-graduate and post-graduate levels. If you are studying next year, take a look at the trust’s website at

for more information and to apply.

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