April Pānui, 2018


Education and Training

Education and Training


Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō are proud to support our students in their Tertiary and Trade futures.
Here is a profile from one of this year’s recipients.
Wilson Pearse
My name is Wilson Pearse. I am 20 years old, originally from Hastings but am currently living in Palmerston North. I attend Massey University, where I am in my second year of my Bachelor of Science with a major in Environmental Science and a minor in Planning.

Throughout my first year of study I was inspired by current environmental issues to pursue a specialisation in Plant Science. This specialisation would allow me to pursue the preservation of our natural taonga, as well as increasing the introduction of native species.

I initially gained an interest in the use of native plants after visiting the native plants nursery that my tupuna wahine worked in before retirement and from my mother passing on knowledge of the uses of harakeke. From this I want to further implement and increase the nutrient absorption via native vegetation in riparian zones and constructed wetlands in both farming and industry.

Ngā mihi
Wilson Pearse


Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō will be represented on the first day of school for two more tamariki who are about to begin their education journey.

Pictured are from left Harper Palatchie and Bryson Brown.

We look forward to many more tamariki in 2018 receiving their education packs including stationery, pens and pencils and also a water bottle kindly provided by Estel Water www.estel.nz.

Be sure to send us those photos whānau, of your tamariki wearing their packs with pride on their first day at school!


Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō are continuing to support learning in the following areas:

  • Learner Driver Theory Education
  • Work Readiness
  • Financial Literacy & Lifeskills
  • Healthy Lifestyle
  • Literacy & Numeracy Upskilling

Please contact the office at administrator@ngatiapakiterato.iwi.nz or phone 0800 578 900 to find out if these are available in your area.

Remember whānau, upskilling takes a little effort but it can bring on great changes in your work and home life. There is expected to be little or no cost to Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō members to attend these courses so start the year off on a journey to improve and upskill.

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