Tertiary Education Scholarships and Grants 2023


Applications for the Ngāti Awa Tertiary Education Scholarships and Grants will open on MONDAY, 6TH MARCH 2023.

The application forms are available online at www.ngatiawa.iwi.nz. to print, complete and email to runanga@ngatiawa.iwi.nz

For enquiries, please contact Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa on 073070760 or email runanga@ngatiawa.iwi.nz.




Applications Open: 6 March 2023

Applications Close: 14 April 2023

Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa is committed to supporting lifelong learning and excellence in education.

Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa Tertiary and Scholarships are awarded to full-time Ngāti Awa tertiary students registered with Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa who are enrolled to undertake study at a recognised New Zealand Tertiary Institution.

Background Information

Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa represents the interests of more than 26,000 registered descendants of Ngāti Awa.  Based in Whakatāne, the Rūnanga was established in 2005 to receive and manage the Ngāti Awa Treaty Settlement assets.

The Rūnanga is governed by an elected Board of Representatives from each of the 22 hapū of Ngāti Awa.

The Rūnanga undertakes a range of activities, including commercial investments, environmental management, research and archives and hapū and marae development.



Applicants must:

  • be registered as a member with Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa; and
  • be enrolled as a full-time student in a recognised New Zealand Tertiary Institute and in their second year of tertiary study; and
  • ALL applications and documentation must be received on the closing date.

Information Requirements

  • Confirmation of enrolment
  • Fees receipt for 2023
  • Verified copy of bank account details


Terms and Conditions

The Ngāti Awa Scholarships are awarded to full-time Ngāti Awa tertiary students registered with Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa, who are enrolled to undertake diploma, bachelor, masters or doctorate study at a recognised New Zealand Tertiary Institute.

Applications from those students who are enrolled in second year Trade or Apprentice training in the fields of study may be considered.


Applicants must:

  • be in their second year of tertiary study; and
  • be registered as a member with Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa; and
  • be registered as a full-time student at a recognised New Zealand Tertiary Institute; and
  • be studying in the fields of
  • Law
  • Commerce
  • Health Science
  • Applied Science
  • Mātauranga Māori
  • Environmental/Agriculture
  • be achieving academic excellence; and
  • be engaged with and participating in hapū, marae or iwi activities and events; and
  • complete and submit the application form and all required information and documentation on time.

Scholarship recipients will have achieved grades of at least a “B” average and participate in hapu or iwi activities. Other extra-curricular activities will also contribute to a successful application.

Information and Document Requirements

  • Confirmation of Enrolment
  • Fees Receipt for 2023
  • Academic results for 2022 or previous years’ study
  • Kaumātua endorsement
  • Personal Statement

Scholarship Terms

  • Scholarship will be for one year.
  • Only one scholarship will be awarded in each of the six categories per annum.
  • Successful applicants will be required to attend the Annual General Meeting of Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa in November/December 2023.
  • Termination of or withdrawal from the programme of study for which the scholarship has been awarded shall constitute immediate termination of the scholarship. Any subsequent applications will consider the applicant’s prior termination and withdrawal from study.
  • Where an applicant withdraws from their course of study either prior to receiving the scholarship or during the academic year, they shall provide a written explanation of their withdrawal to Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa.

Marae Evacuation Points – Cyclone Gabrielle

Kia ora e te whānau,

Several marae are now open as Emergency Evacuation Centres.

The following marae are available for all whānau who must, or choose to evacuate, and do not have family or friends to go to:

Te Pāhou Marae (Rangataua), PoroporoRapata Kopae – 021 140 1115
Pupuaruhe Marae (Toroa), WhakatāneTe Ua Chapman
Ruaihona Marae, Te TekoBoyce Kingi – 027 202 9981

Kia haumaru te noho !

State of Local Emergency Declared – Cyclone Gabrielle

State of Local Emergency Declared – Weather Event Update

Tēnā koutou,

Please see below weather update issued by Whakatāne District Council in regards to the current weather events:

At 3pm today, Acting Mayor Lesley Immink declared a local state of emergency for the Whakatāne District.  The declaration provides additional Emergency Management powers to the local Controller and enables the Emergency Operations response to call on support from outside the district if required.

Emergency Management powers allow the Controller to call for mandatory evacuation of specified areas, with the help of Police.

The mandatory evacuation order applies to:

  • all homes in West End Ōhope, up to and including Beach Point Apartment complex
  • Approx. 9 homes identified on Harbour Road, Port Ōhope that are particularly low-lying
  • These residents will be contacted directly and ultimately door-knocked by Police if other methods of contacts have not been successful.

The strong recommendation to consider self-evacuation continues for all other parts of Ōhope and Port Ōhope that are exposed to storm surge.

A dedicated Emergency Evacuation Centre has been set up at Whakatāne War Memorial Hall and opened at 12noon today for those who must, or choose to evacuate, and do not have family or friends to go to.

A cone road block will be in place to West End and managed by Police from late afternoon.  Those who must evacuate from West End (and the nine homes on Harbour Road) will have until 7pm to leave.  The mandatory evacuation will be in place until 3pm Tuesday.  Re-entry will be reassessed tomorrow after high tide at 1.35pm. Police will maintain the cordon at West End overnight and carry out reassurance patrols around the pocket of homes on Harbour Road.

Ōpōtiki District declared a State of Emergency earlier this morning, primarily to have the power to evacuate some areas of the Coast.

Bay of Plenty Floodroom update:

Anticipated warnings for major rivers remain the same as previously reported.  The major concern remains coastal storm surge intensified by the very low pressure system.

Whakatāne River anticipated to reach first and second warning levels Tuesday afternoon/Wednesday morning.

Rangitāiki River – potential for controlled spilling from Matahina Dam Tuesday morning/afternoon.

The next Floodroom situation report is due at 12.30pm tomorrow (14 February).

The EOC is operating 12 hour shifts, with smaller team on duty from 8pm to 8am to respond to anything that may arise. We can anticipate slips and roading impacts with the rain and winds forecast.

Our public information continues to be updated on Facebook and our Council webpage.

Current MetService Forecast:

Heavy Rain Warning for Bay Of Plenty, Rotorua – Orange

Heavy rain may cause streams and rivers to rise rapidly. Surface flooding and slips are also possible and driving conditions may be hazardous.

Issued: 10:15am Monday, 13th February 2023 Area: Bay of Plenty west of Whakatane Valid: 10:00am Monday to 6:00am Tuesday Expect 100 to 180 mm of rain to accumulate. Peak rates of 10 to 15 mm/h, but 20 to 30 mm/h possible this afternoon and evening.

Strong Wind Warning for Bay Of Plenty, Rotorua – Orange

Strong wind gusts could damage trees, powerlines and unsecured structures. Driving may be hazardous, especially for high-sided vehicles and motorcycles.

Issued: 10:15am Monday, 13th February 2023 Area: Waikato, Waitomo, Taumarunui, Taupo, Taihape, Bay of Plenty, and Gisborne Valid: 10:00am Monday to 9:00am Tuesday Southeast winds, severe gale gusting 120 km/h to 130 km/h in exposed places.

Heavy Rain Watch for Bay Of Plenty

Issued: 10:15am Monday, 13th February 2023 Area: Bay of Plenty from Whakatane eastwards and eastern ranges of Taupo Valid: 10:00am Monday to 6:00am Tuesday Periods of heavy easterly rain. Rainfall accumulations may approach warning criteria.

Office Closure – Cyclone Gabrielle

Tēnā koutou,

As advised, our offices will be closed Monday 13th February and Tuesday 14th February due to the unknown impact that Cyclone Gabrielle may cause.

Below are some tips provided by the Civil Defence on how to prepare for Cyclone Gabrielle, or visit their website https://www.civildefence.govt.nz:


• Plan and rehearse an emergency escape plan to get to safer ground.

• Have arrangements in place in case you have to evacuate your pets or livestock.

• Have a plan in place to check on vulnerable neighbours.


• Prepare your property for flooding – check that drains are clear, put sandbags down in relevant areas, secure trampolines and outdoor furniture and make sure your car is on higher ground.

• Medical Emergency Kit: Get an easy-to-carry emergency kit together with essentials you might need in case of an emergency. Keep the kit close to your exit points.

• Emergency Supplies: Gather emergency supplies you might need in case you don’t have access to fresh drinking water or food.

Stay in the know

• Check your local Civil defence groups for the latest updates.

• Keep an eye on the news.

• Check Met Service for weather updates and warnings.

Take care and stay safe whānau.

Annual General Meeting 2022


9.00am Pōhiri
9:30am Morning Tea
10.00am AGM opens
• Chairman’s Welcome
• Confirmation of previous AGM Minutes –
• Presentation and Adoption of Annual Report for 2021/2022
• Presentation of draft Annual Plan 2023/2024
• Report – Ngāti Awa Group Holdings Limited
• Report – Ngāti Awa Asset Holdings Limited
• Appointment of Auditor for 2023/24
• Confirmation of Board Representatives
• Approval of Representatives’ remuneration for 2023/2024
• General Business
1.15pm AGM closes

Copies of the Annual Report and draft Annual Plan will be available before the AGM
for inspection by members at Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Awa House, 4-10 Louvain St Whakatane and online at www.ngatiawa.iwi.nz
All enquiries should be directed to the Rūnanga office, phone (07) 3070760 or by email to: runanga@ngatiawa.iwi.nz
This notice is issued in accordance with Section 14.3 of the Charter of Te Rūnanga oNgāti Awa

2023 Ngāti Awa Scholarships Pānui

2023 Ngāti Awa Scholarships Pānui

Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa and Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi invite applications from current or intending students for any diploma or degree programme at Awanuiārangi, including postgraduate, who are registered with the Rūnanga for a full fees scholarship. Two scholarships for each diploma and degree currently offered at Awanuiārangi will be awarded. Scholarships cover the cost of fees, course materials costs and students’ association levy.

For information please see below pānui or directly download scholarship form.

For any enquiries relating to these scholarships please contact Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi

Email: NgatiAwa.Scholarship@wananga.ac.nz

Hapū Representative – Voting Reminder

Hapū Representative – Reminder to Vote

Tēnā koe,

A further reminder to cast your vote for your Hapū Representative.

Members can choose to vote in ONE of the following ways: 

  • Returning the marked voting paper by post.
  • Casting an electronic vote online, using the credentials below
  • Vote in person at the Waahi Pooti to be held on Saturday 1 October 2022 at the offices of Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa, Louvain St, Whakatāne between 10am and 5pm 

All voting will close at 5pm on Saturday 1 October 2022.To cast your vote, you just need to enter your unique personal identification number (PIN) and Password (case sensitive).

PIN:  99999999Password:  xxxxxx

Please vote now to be sure that your vote is received before close of voting at 5pm on Saturday 1 October 2022.    

For assistance with logging into the site or for any further information, please call the free phone election helpline 0800 666 032

Warwick Lampp
Returning Officer – Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa
3/3 Pukaki Road, PO Box 3138, Christchurch 8140
iro@electionz.com, 0800 666 032

He Aitua


Tātai whetū ki te rangi, Ka mau tonu, ka mau tonu.
Tātai tangata ki te whenua,ngaro noa, ngaro noa.
Kua pukeitia te kupenga a Taramainuku ki nga mate huhua, tena whakahautia a Tara, kia whakatere i tōna waka ki te po
Tēnā! E te rangatira a Ngāti Awa, a Te Whakatōhea, a Te Whānau-a-Apanui, a Ngāti Pikiao; kua ngaro atu koe ki te pū o mahara, moe mai, moe mai, moe mai ra.
Hoki mai ki a tātou te iwi o Ngati Awa, tēnā tātou katoa.

With the sudden passing of Ta Wira and the wishes of the whanau with regards tangihanga proceedings, Ngati Awa have limited opportunity to participate in the proceedings. Wira and the families express wish was to not hold the tangi on the marae in the interests of health and safety, with regards to the current situation and gatherings.

The arrangements are:
Today- Friday 18 March
Wira will lay for the night in Te Kaha
Tomorrow Saturday 19 March
11.00am Service commences at the Whakatane Crematorium. There are only 50 spaces in the Crematorium which will be taken up with Wira whanau and invited guests.

Ngati Awa will be represented by Koro Te Kei whom will speak on behalf of Ngati Awa, and Hirini, along with Wiremu Doherty whom will speak on behalf of Te Wananga o Awanuiarangi.

In speaking with Hirini, we felt that one way we could participate, although in a limited way, was for Ngati Awa to gather at 10.15am and form a guard of Honour along the roadway to the Crematorium. We ask that you wear a mask and keep the 1 metre distancing that is required.
There will I understand be a memorial Service later on in the year.

Nga manaakitanga,

Tertiary Grants and Scholarships 2022 Update


There has been some issues with the Scholarship Application System for the 2022 Grants rounds. We understand this is frustrating and have received a lot of feedback around this. We are endeavouring to solve the issue with our developers and have made a decision to extend the rounds from 5pm April 11th 2022 to 5pm April 29 2022.

You can still continue to apply for the Grants, we ask that if you have already emailed or called Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa regarding this issue that you please be patient with our team and we will be in contact with you as soon as we have resolved the issue.

Ngā mihi,