Grant Recipients

Grant Recipients

Education Grants: 

Science Grant:                      Ruby Faulkner (Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery)
Business Grant:                    Ben Waters (Bachelor of Science – Accounting & Finance)
Cultural Grant:                      Waimiria Tutengaehe (Diploma in Maori Tourism)
Scholarship:                          Te Atiwei Ririnui (Masters Applied Indigenous Knowledge)

Education Grants

Marley  AKURANGI

Diploma In Early Childhood Education

Hipara  AUGUST

Bachelor Of Teaching

Chelsea  BENTON

Bachelor Of Social Science (Hons)

Luana  BOEL

Bachelor Of Social Services

Tyler  COOK

Bachelor Of Sport & Recreation

Tupaea  CUMMINS

Carpentry L3 (Trade Certificate)

Melissa  DUNCAN

Graduate Diploma Of Secondary Teaching

Teah  ELLIOT

Health Sciences & The Bachelor Of Medicine

Levi  FARRELL

Bachelor Of Law

Ruby  FAULKNER

Bachelor Of Medicine & Bachelor Of Surgery

Rhayne  FISHER-MARAMA

Bachelor Of Health Science In Occupational Therapy

Tanira  FISHER-MARAMA

Bachelor Of Commerce & Bachelor Of Laws

Arthur  FLINTOFF

Bachelor Of Environmental Planning

Tui  HENRY

Bachelor Of Law

Kimberlee  HOHEPA

Bachelor Of Health Science In Nursing

Nathan  JAMES

Dilpoma In Marine Studies

Janine  KAPUA

Bachelor Of Arts & Business

Ana  KIRK

Bachelor Of Arts

Te Ariki MANA

Bachelor Of Science

Alice  McLEOD

Bachelor Of Commerce

Kataraina  NGAIRO

Bachelor Of Education (Teaching)

Ihaia  NGATA

Bachelor Of Design

Te Nawe NGATAI

Bachelor Of Computer Graphics Design

Aroha  NOANOA

Bachelor Of Nursing

Ashlee  PEACOCK

Bachelor Of Law & Social Science

Kiri  POIHIPI

Te Tohu Paetahi

Dexter  RAPANA

Bachelor Of Arts & Bachelor Of Law

Te Atiwei RIRINUI

Masters Applied Indigenous Knowledge

Susan  ROBB

Bachelor Of Law

Kayla  RUSDEN

Bachelor Of Arts: Maori & Pacific Development

Ruby  SCHWENKE

Bachelor Of Arts

Dariann  SIGLEY

Bachelor Of Arts

Ihaka  SMITH

Bachelor Of Social Sciences

Naomi  SMITH

Bachelor Of Teaching

Paula  SMITH

Bachelor Of Law

Corben  SYDNEY

Bachelor Of Laws & Science

Kahumoerangi  TE KANI

Bachelor Of Science

Maraea  TIMUTIMU

Masters Of Fine Arts

Tairongo  TUHIWAI

Bachelor of Engineering

Nikaelah  TUKAKI

Bachelor Of Law

Bronson  TUTAKI

Bachelor Of Commerce

Waimiria  TUTENGAEHE

Diploma In Maori Tourism

Marara  VAN BUUREN

Bachelor Of Marine & Biological Science

Danielle  WAIARI

Bachelor Of Science (Biomedical Science)

Veronica  WAIARI

Graduate Diploma Of Chartered Accounting

Te Aata WALDEN

Bachelor Of Social Sciences

Benjamin  WATERS

Bachelor Of Science in Accounting & Finance

Kayla  WATERS

Bachelor Of Pharmacy

Joy  WEBSTER

Post Graduate Diploma Psychology

Lyla  WOOLSTON

NZ Certificate In Tourism

Tui  YEAGER

Masters Of Educational Leadership

Yangyang  YONG

Bachelor Of Business & Law

Community Grants

Awhina August

Matariki 2017

Helen Ellis

Te Kani Whanau Hui

Hinenui Cooper

Na Te Komiti Whakahaere

Matapihi Rangatahi

MatarikiX Conference x6

Nga Tai Pakeke O Ngaiterangi

To support Tutara Kauika at Matatini 2017

Matapihi Sports

Pa Wars 2017

Tauranga Moana Tumatauenga

Anzac Dawn Service

Te Matapihi Kohanga Reo

Haerenga ki Ruapehu

Tutara Kauika Kapahaka

Matatini 2017

Cultural Grants

Awhina August

Italian Summer Festivals

Carlo Ellis

Kaumatua Korero Club

Grayson Walker

Te Heke o Rangihouhiri

Hinemarie Burton

Raising Success for Maori Children

Kayla Kautai

100th Commemoration of the Battle of Passchendaele

Keriana Smith

Te Heke o Rangihouhiri

Vicki Smith

Te Heke o Rangihouhiri

Sports Grants

Alexandria Ah Chee - Wilson

International Secondary School Netball Challenge Tornament

Ani Dickson

Rugby & Netball Carnival, Gold Coast

Bless Perese Elliot

Rugby Tournament

Chelsea Jacobs-Prescott

Morehu Maori Youth Basketball

Cijae Lovett

Rugby & Netball Carnival, Gold Coast

Dion Newth

BMX World Championship

Dylan Rogers-Pourau

2017 Team RuLa U14 - Rugby League Tournament

Jackson Reid

NZ U20 Mens Netball

Johnlees Faulkner

2017 Team RuLa U14 - Rugby League Tournament

Josie Yeager

Rugby & Netball Carnival, Gold Coast

Lily Houia

TCBA Under 11 Representative

Nathan Wilson

Impact Basketball Academy

Rahera Gear

Rugby & Netball Carnival, Gold Coast

Rico Webster

First IV Rugby tour

Sienna Taikato

U14 Girls National Talent Programme Camp

Teneal Ah Chee

WIMA Junior Indoor Netball World Series

Thomas Little John Cook

Rugby & Netball Carnival

Tome Poona

2017 Team RuLa U14 - Rugby League Tournament

Tracy Jacobs

Morehu Maori Youth Basketball

Veniss Thomas

Rugby & Netball Carnival, Gold Coast

Xavier Reid

NZ U20 Mens Netball

Zhaine Taikato

NZ Basketball Academy Varsity team

Kaumatua Health Grants

Amelia Harrison

Bill Hiamoe

George Murray

Hae Hae Hepi

Harry Ngahere Ngatai

Lincoln Smith

Netta Wilson

Rakapa Wikaira

Rangihurihia Oliver

Sam Smith

Education Grants 2016

Science Grant:                    Ruby Faulkner (Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery)
Business Grant:                  Ben Waters (Bachelor of Science & Computer Science)
Cultural Grant:                     Hipara August (Bachelor of Teaching)           
Scholarship:                        No Recipient

Hipara AUGUST

Bachelor of Education (Teaching)

Pumipi BAILEY

Bachelor of Information Technology

Chelsea BENTON

Bachelor of Social Sciences

Luana BOEL

Bachelor of Social Services

Laurene BRYCE

Bachelor of Nursing

Blake DOVEY

Trade Certificate Apprenticeship - Flooring

Melissa DUNCAN

Graduate Diploma of Secondary Teaching

Ruby FAULKNER

Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery

Fallon FAULKNER

Post Graduate Diploma - Health Science Nursing

Arthur FLINTOFF

Bachelor Environmental Planning

Jamie GEAR

Certificate Beautician and Cosmetology

Chynna GLEESON

Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery

Te Arani HUIA

Bachelor of Law & Bachelor of Arts

Alisha KINNEAR

Bachelor of Nursing

Johnsen KIWI-SCALLY

Bachelor of Business

Jack MACLEOD

Bachelor of Commerce

Te Ariki MANA

Health Science

Alice MCLEOD

Bachelor of Commerce

Kataraina NGAIRO

Bachelor of Education (Teaching)

Mihikeita NGATA

Bachelor of Science

Ihaia NGATA

Bachelor of Design

Renee NGTAI

Post Graduate Diploma - Secondary School Teaching

Sharne PHILLIPS

Bachelor of Nursing

Dexter RAPANA

Bachelor of Law & Bachelor of Arts

Tarquin RETI

Bachelor of Oral Health

Susan ROBB

Bachelor of Law

Kayla RUSDEN

Bachelor of Arts

Ruby SCHWENKE

Bachelor of Arts

Dariann SIGLEY

Bachelor Arts and Classical Studies

Paula SMITH

Bachelor of Law

Sheralee TAARE

Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Level 7)

Heremia TAINGAHUE

Bachelor of Teaching

Adrianne TAUNGAPEAU

Doctor of Philosophy

Tilisa TAUNGAPEAU

Bachelor of Speech and Language Therapy (Hons)

Tairongo TUHIWAI

Bachelor of Engineering

Nikaelah TUKAKI

Diploma in Law

Marara VAN BUUREN

Bachelor of Marine Science & Biological Science

Kodie VINCENT

Bachelor of Law, Bachelor of Science

Danielle WAIARI

Bachelor of Medicine

Te Ata WALDEN

Bachelor of Social Sciences

Kayla WATERS

Health Science

Ben WATERS

Bachelor of Science & Bachelor of Computer Science

Joy WEBSTER

Post Graduate Diploma - Psychology Endorsement

  Sports Grants:

Alexandria Ah Chee-Wilson

2016 NZ Under 21 Ladies Indoor Netball World Cup

Armani Martelli-Ririnui

Waiariki Waka U15 Netball Representative

Caitlin Miller

2016 National Youth Championship Games - Touch

Hosea Watson

AIBA World Youth Boxing Championships

Kehu Butler

ISA World Surfing Championships

Nathan Wilson

NZ Under 23 Men’s Trans- Tasman Test Series

Taipohu Olliver-Samuels

2016 Youth, Open, Masters Touch Nationals

Tamati Elliot

Rotorua Boys U14 Rugby Tour to Gold Coast

Te Aomihia Oliver-Samuels

2016 Junior Touch Nationals

Trinity Miller

2016 National Youth Championship Games - Touch

Wairui Roberts

Mt Albert Grammar U16/U18 Netball Development Trip

 Cultural Grants                                                

Coel Kerr

Paeroa College Student Exchange to China

Courtney Brown

Aspiring Leaders’ Summit

Manu-Tapuke Waretini

Cultural Exchange Tour 2016 to Vanuatu

Te Kura o Matapihi

Vaka Eiva Regatta Rarotonga x 7

Community Grants  

   Matapihi Sports                                         Pa Wars 2016
   Rangataua Sports                                      U11, U12, U13s Rugby Tournament
   Rikihana Whanau Reunion                         Whanau Reunion at Hungahungatoroa Marae
   Tauranga Girls College                               To support TWOM at 2016 Kapahaka Nationals
   Tauranga Moana Tumatauenga Returned Services Inc    Tauranga Moana Anzac Day at Romai Marae
   Te Kura o Matapihi                                     Vaka Eiva Regatta Rarotonga
   Waipu Hauora                                            Kaumatua Mid-Winter Ball

Kaumatua Health Grants  

2015
Ameilia Harrison
Lincoln Smith
Vivian Kahi

 2016
Ameilia Harrison

Colleen Ritai

Rangihurihia Olivaer

Georgina Florence Hicks

Rangipahoka Oliver

Hetaraka Herbert

Ronnie Warangi Whao Reti

Hohepa Ellis

Rose Ngatai

Lincoln Smith

Te Rahingahinga Reti

Lynette Ihaia

Vivian Kahi

Mei Te Kani

Rakapa Wikaira

Education Grants 2015

  Science Grant:                       Ben Waters

  Business Grant:                     No Recipient

  Cultural Grant:                       Kenyon Shankie

  Scholarship:                          Hikitapua Ngata

Renee AKURANGI - FITZELL

Bachelor of Social Work

Kohera ARCHER

Bachelor of Nursing

Chelsea BENTON

Bachelor of Social Science

Luana  BOEL

Bachelor of Social Services

Julia BORASTON

Bachelor of Arts - Political Science

Graeme CASHMORE

Post Graduate Certificate - Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy

Vanessa COTTERILL

Master of Science-Research & Biological Sciences Thesis

Ruby FAULKNER

Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery

Arthur FLINTOFF

Bachelor of Environmental Planning

Stevie-Jean GEAR

Bachelor of Social Work

Chynna GLEESON

Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery

Edward HAKOPA

Bachelor of Administration

Nikora HEITIA

Te Ahu Taiao  - Bachelor of Environmental Studies

Alisha KINNEAR

Bachelor of Nursing

Alice MADSEN

Bachelor of Law and Commerce

Chanz MIKAERE

Diplma of Applied Animation 2D

Hikitapua NGATA

Bachelor of Engineering (Hons)

Mihikeita NGATA

Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery

Renee NGATAI

Bachelor of Sport and Leisure

Te Nawe NGATAI

Bachelor of Computer Graphic Design

Maria NUKU

Legal Executive Diploma

Ngahuia ORMSBY

Bachelor of Nursing

Tamoko-o-te-Rangi ORMSBY

Master of Energy - Certificate in Proficiency

John PELASIO

Master of Arts in Maori Development

Sharne PHILLIPS

Bachelor of Nursing

Ebony RAMEKA

Bachelor of Social Work

Monique RANGI

Masters of Maori Studies

Tarquin RETI

Bachelor of Health Science in Oral Health

Ruatahapari SADLIER

Cert in Preparation for University Study

Sita SHANKAR

Bachelor of Social Work

Kenyon SHANKIE

Masters of Musical Arts

Dariann SIGLEY

Bachelor of Arts (English Literature)

Ihaka SMITH

Bachelor of Education (Primary)

Naomi SMITH

Bachelor of Teaching

Tania SMITH

Post Graduate Certificate - Specialist Practice Mental Health & Addiction Nursing

Sheralee TAARE

Bachelor of Applied Science (Social Work)

Heremaia TAINGAHUE

Bachelor of Primary Education

Taehuri TARAWHITI

Certificate in University Preparation - Bachelor of Management Studies

Aurere THATCHER

Te Tohu Paetahi - Bachelor of Arts

Veronica WAIARI

Bachelor of Business

Te Aata WALDEN

Bachelor of Social Work and Psychology

Ben WATERS

Bachelor of Science

Pania WATSON

Bachelor of Physical Education (Hons)

Andrea WEBSTER

Grad Diploma Teaching & Learning (Primary)

Joy WEBSTER

Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)

 Sports Grants

Hosea Watson

NZ Golden Gloves Boxing

Elizabeth Poona

BOP U19 Mixed – Touch NZ Nationals Tournament

Tinaya Poona

BOP U19 Mixed – Touch NZ Nationals Tournament

Tawhiao Morrison

BOP U19 Mixed – Touch NZ Nationals Tournament

Armani Martelli-Ririnui

U15s Aotearoa Maori National Netball Tournament

Reimana Prescott

Junior National Touch Championships 2015

Kelly Egan

National Women’s Evergreens National Softball Tournament

Renee Ngatai

NZ Maori Women’s Hockey Affiliates Tournament

Nadia Hubbard

NZ Junior Elite Squash Squad 2015

Corban Taumahi Selwyn

Rotorua Boys High School Rugby tour to Argentina

Wiremu Mark Te Mete Ngatai

Te Wharekura o Mauao - Gold Coast Rugby Carnival

Danielle Waiari

National Age Group Swimming Championships

Alexandria Wilson

2015 Junior Indoor Netball Tri-Nations

Nathan Wilson

2015 Junior Indoor Netball Tri-Nations

Drew Ofanoa

Trans Tasman Waka Ama Festival

Josef Jungwirth

Aotearoa Maori Surfing Team - Melanesian Cup

Isaiah Gavin

Bay of Plenty U13 Boys Hockey Development Rep Team

Kehu Butler

Junior World Surf Competition

Ihaia Ngata

Aotearoa Maori Surfing Team - Melanesian Cup

Tome Poona

Pikiao U12 Rugby League tour to Australia

Tamati Elliot

Bay of Plenty Roller Mills U13 Rugby

Kahumoerangi Te Kani

NZ Junior Women’s Development Volleyball Team 2015 to Australia

Reyne Maaka

Bay of Plenty Roller Mills U13 Rugby

Hineturama Josie Yeager

2015 Basketball NZ Junior Secondary Schools Premiership

Jared Ngatai

Tauranga Boys College Rugby 1st XV tour to UK

Maaia Reid

Secondary Schools Surfing Championships

 Cultural Grants                                                

Te Kura o Matapihi x 5

Junior Vaka Eiva Regatta

Jamaine Maihe Tawa

Tama Tu: In the Footsteps of the Maori Battalion

Nikau Reti-Beazley

2016 Spanish Language and Culture Trip to Spain

Wlliam Ngatai

Tauranga Boys College Rugby 1st XV tour to UK

Isaiah Gavin

Rotorua Intermediate Cultural Exchange and Vaka Eiva Waka Ama Competition

Riri Ellis

Indigenous Resilience Conference, Canada

Meremaihi Aloua

Indigenous Resilience Conference, Canada

Kura Benton

Indigenous Resilience Conference, Canada

 Community Grants

Nga Tai Pakeke o Tauranga Moana

Te Matatini 2015

Tauranga Moana Tumatauenga Inc

Anzac Day Commemoration Wreaths

Te Wharekura o Mauao

Gold Coast Rugby Carnival

Hungahungatoroa Marae

Painting Wharekai

Matapihi Sports

2015 Inter Marae Pa Wars

Te Kohanga Reo o Matapihi

Haerenga ki Tamaki Makaurau

Waipu Hauora

Kaumatua haerenga to Wellington

Education Grants 2014

Kohera ARCHERBachelor of Nursing
Julia BORASTONBachelor of Arts - Political Science and International Relations
Graeme CASHMOREBachelor of Physiotherapy
Serena ELLIS-WHAREDiploma of Art & Creativity
Ruby FAULKNERBachelor of Medicine and Surgery
Arthur FLINTOFFDiploma In Environmental Management Level 6
Chynna  GLEESONBachelor of Medicine and Surgery
Hayden HENRYMaster of Maori Studies
Cyrus HENRYCertificate 4 in Dance
Pirihima HITCHMANDiploma in Applied Tourism Management
Hakaraia JACOBSBachelor of Arts
Johnsen KIWI-SCALLYBachelor of Business
Paranihi  LOVETTBachelor of Biological Science
Hemi MCLEODCertificate in Vocational Skills
Nigel MORUNGABachelor of Teaching (Primary)
Zachary NEVISONBachelor of Commerce majoring in Marketing and Accounting
Hikitapua NGATABachelor of Engineering
Mihi-Keita NGATACertificate in Health Science
Renee NGATAIBachelor of Sport and Leisure
Sonia OAKESNational Certificate in Mental Health and Addiction Support Work L4
Levi OAKES2014 Certificate in Fitness Level 4
Ashlee PEACOCKConjoint Bachelor of Law and Social Science
John PELASIOMaster of Arts in Maori Development
Sharne PHILLIPSBachelor of Nursing
Tarquin RETIBachelor of Health Science
Ruby SCHWENKEBachelor of Law / Bachelor of Arts
Sita SHANKARBachelor of Social Work
Tania SMITHBachelor of Nursing
Ihaka SMITHBachelor of Teaching (Primary)
Wiremu SMITHBachelor Environmental Studies - Te Ahu Putaio
Naomi SMITHBachelor of Teaching
Ebrahim SOLOMANBachelor of Medicine and Surgery
Edward STOCKMANCertificate Hospitality Level 3
Katerina TAIKATONZ Diploma inEngineering (Civil) Level 6
Denise TAIKATOBachelor of Nursing
Parewhati TAIKATOBachelor in Maori Art - Raranga
Hone TAUNGAPEAUBachelor of Urban Planning
Adrianne TAUNGAPEAUDoctor of Philisophy - Business Management
Rawinia TERRYMasters of Education Adult Numeracy and Literacy
Veronica WAIARIBachelor of Business (Accounting Major)
Benjamin WATERSConjoint Bachelor of Commerce (Finance Major) and Bachelor of Science (Computer Science Finance)
Jason WATERSBachelor of Engineering (Honours), Civil Engineering
Jerome Noa WEBSTERBachelor of Computer Graphic Design
Joy WEBSTERBachelor of Arts - Pyschology  Major / Maori Minor
Jordan WOODHOUSEDiploma of Tourism - Flight Attending
Sports Grant
Tinaya PoonaNational Touch Tournament - U19 mixed
Elizabeth PoonaNational Touch Tournament - U19 mixed
Tawhiao MorrisonNational Touch Tournament - open mens
Armanii Martelli-RirinuiU13 Maori National Netball Tournament
Kieran OlearyAustralian U19 Softball Tour to Canada
Kehu ButlerVissala ISA World Junior Surf Championships
Isaiah FaulknerKura Kokiri Cultural Tour 2014 to Arizona
Tome Poona JnrWaikato BOP Football Elite Development Pathway
Danielle WaiariNational Age Group Swimming Championships
Kahumoerangi Te KaniAge Group Volleyball High Performance Training Camp
Casey LewisNZ Youth Mens U18 Volleyball to Oklahoma
Tera ReedNorth Harbour Netball U19 Basketball
Ihaia NgataNZ Surfing Scholastic Competition
Hosea WatsonNZ Golden Gloves Boxing
Community Grant
Hayden HenryTanetanga Wananga, Various
Riri EllisSponsorship - Aotearoa Maori Netball Organising Committee, Tauranga
Waipu HauoraWhanau Day 2014, Matapihi
Tauranga Moana Tumatauenga Returned Services IncAnzac Parade & Dawn Service, Whareroa Marae
Te Kura o MatapihiCultural Exchange Tour 2014 to Rarotonga, Rarotonga
Helen Te KaniMana Wahine Netball Team - 1/2 Iron Maori Registration, Hastings
Whareroa Kohanga ReoSignage for "Te Kohanga Reo o Whareroa", Tauranga
Tri-Papamoa IncorporatedIron Maori Registration, Nelson
Matapihi SportsTo Host Pa Wars 2014, Matapihi
Nga Tai Pakeke o Tauranga MoanaTe Matatini 2015, Christchurch

Cultural Grant

 
Ihaka SmithMataatua Kapahaka Regionals, Tauranga
Tamati ElliotCultural Exchange Tour 2014 to Vanuatu, Vanuatu
Aria HenryWorld Hip Hop Championships, Las Vegas
Miringiwai GardinerKura Kokiri Cultural Tour 2014 to Arizona, Arizona
Kyrho FaulknerKura Kokiri Cultural Tour 2014 to Arizona, Arizona
Hoani TutakangahauCultural Exchange Tour 2014 to Vanuatu, Vanuatu
Tarere ThatcherRoyal Edinburgh Military Tattoo & Fringe Festival 2014, Scotland
Tamanui YeagerJunior Vaka Eiva Regatta, Rarotonga
Te Kura o Matapihi x 5Junior Vaka Eiva Regatta, Rarotonga

Education Grants 2013

Dayna  BROWNBachelor of Education (Early Childhood)
Emma BROWNBachelor of Engineering BE(Hons)
Cheryl CAMPBachelor of Nursing
Awhina DICKSONBachelor of Maori Performing Arts
Hineteora  DICKSONDiploma in Te Reo Maori
Tirikawa DICKSONBachelor of Applied Management
Harmony  DINSDALEDiploma in Tourism
Kiamaia  ELLISDoctor of Philosophy
Tyla FARRELLDiploma Sport & Fitness Education
Fallon FAULKNERBachelor of Nursing
Ruby FAULKNERBachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery
Ross FLINTPre-Trade Carpentry
Chynna GLEESONBachelor of Medicine and Surgery
Hayden HENRYMasters of Maori Studies - Kaitiakitanga
Carol HODGEDiploma of Nursing
Joelene HOLTNZ Diploma in Business Studies
Marama LOVETTBachelor of Social Work
Violet MAHANGADiploma in Te Reo Maori - Potahu Whakahaere
Alice MCLEODBachelor of Business Analysis
Hemi MCLEODCertificate in Worshop & Repair
Nigel MORUNGABachelor of Teaching
Zachary NEVISONBachelor of Commerce
Hikitapua NGATABachelor of Engineering BE(Hons)
Amanda  NGATAIDiploma in Business L6
Renee NGATAIBachelor of Sport & Leisure Studies
John PELASIOBachelor of Communications
Patrick POIHIPIBachelor of Education
Kane RUDOLPHBachelor of Sport & Leisure Studies
Peter RUDOLPHBachelor of Medicine and Surgery
Matekahika SAMUELSBachelor of Teaching (Primary)
Kenyon SHANKIEBachelor of Commerce & Bachelor of Music
Ihaka SMITHBachelor of Teaching (Primary)
Naomi SMITHBachelor of Teaching (Primary)
Tania  SMITHBachelor of Nursing
Wiremu SMITHBachelor of Environmental Studies
Ibrahim SOLOMONBachelor of Medicine and Surgery
Kryselle SWINTONBachelor of Applied Management
Denise TAIKATOBachelor of Nursing
Katerina  TAIKATONZ Diploma in Engineering (Civil) Level 6
Parewhati TAIKATODiploma in Maori Art (Raranga) Toi Paematua Raranga
Adrianne TAUNGAPEAUDoctor of Philosphy - Management
Puawai TAWA-BUTLERBachelor of Nursing
Aurere THATCHERBachelor of Media and Creative Technologies
Jason WATERSBachelor of Engineering

Sports Grants
Jackson Ellis                                  Australian Junior Beach Volleyball, Melbourne
Tawhiao Morrison                           National Touch Tournament, Auckland
Tinaya Poona                                 U15-U17 Touch Nationals, Papamoa
Elizabeth Poona Jnr                       U15-U17 Touch Nationals, Papamoa
Danielle Waiari                               National Age Group Swimming Nationals
Stephen Dempsey                          NZ Secondary Schools Waka Ama Championships
Marara Bowater-Van Buuren          NZ Secondary Schools Waka Ama Championships
Kehu Butler                                     World Junior Surfing Championships, Nicaragua
Hemi Himon-Hyland                       Touch NZ Development Tour, Qeensland, Australia
Trinity Miller                                    Go Kan Ryu Karate World Cup 2013
Caitlin Miller                                    Go Kan Ryu Karate World Cup 2013
Reece Worrell                                 Taupo Regional U19 College Basketball Championships
Page Wiringi                                   U19 NZ Hockey Tour
Tera Reed                                       U17 Womens Basketball Oceania Qualifying Champs
Ihaia Ngata                                      Rugby U15 National Invitational Tournament
Mihikeita Ngata                               Upper North Island Secondary Schools Netball Tournament
Tamanui Yeager                             U12 Tauranga City Basketball
Josie Yeager                                   Vaka Eiva Waka Ama regatta
Veniss Thomas                               U13 Tauranga City Basketball Championships, Dunedin

Community Grants
Waipu Hauora                                  Matapihi Community Day
Hoe Aroha Wnanau o Mauao           Vaka Eiva Waka Regatta 
Te Matapihi Kohanga Reo               Opening of kohanga builiding
Matapihi Sports                                Pa Wars 2013
Whareroa Kohanga                          Replace 7 x child carseats
Te Kura o Matapihi                           Te Kura o Matapihi Centennial 2013 book launch

 Cultural Grants
Aria Henry                                       Street Dance NZ National Championships, Auckland
Devlin Te Kani                                 Street Dance NZ National Championships, Auckland 
Hemi Rolleston                                Maori Leaders Bootcamp, Stanford University

Education Grants 2012:  
Alice MCLEOD
Certificate in University Preparation and Bachelor of Business Management
Brody RIKIHANA
Certificate in Audio Engineering
Carol HODGE
Diploma of Nursing
Cheryl CAMP
Bachelor of Nursing
Chynna GLEESON
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Cynthia CLAY
Bachelor of Nursing
Denise TAIKATO
Bachelor of Nursing
Douglas PATERSON
Diploma in Applied Sport & Exercise Leadership (Level 5)
Edward HAKOPA
Poutuarongo Toko Mana, Bachelor of Administration
Emma BROWN
Bachelor of Engineering
Fallon FAULKNER
Bachelor of Nursing
Graeme CASHMORE
Bachelor of Physiotherapy
Hayden HENRY
Bachelor of Social Studies
Hayden JACOBS
Bachelor Environmental Management
Hemi MCLEOD
Certificate in Carpentry Levels 3 & 4
Hikitapua NGATA
Bachelor of Engineering
Hinekaha ENOKA
Bachelor of Matauranga Maori
Hineteora DICKSON
Bachelor of Teaching (Primary)
Ibrahim SOLOMAN
Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery
Jamie FLINT-ROLLESTON
Bachelor of Arts - Te Reo Maori
Janet FARRELL
Bachelor of Education
Joe-anne WALTERS
Graduate Diploma in Teaching
John PELASIO
Bachelor of Communications
Julia BORASTON
Bachelor of Law
Kane RUDOLPH
Bachelor of Sport and Leisure Studies
Katerina WAIARI
Certificate in Technology Level 4
Kayla HEMANA SMITH
National Certificated in Salon Support Level 3
Kenyon SHANKIE
Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Commerce
Lorraine HAKOPA
Bicultural Practice Social Work
Maraea TIMUTIMU
Graduate Diploma in Teaching
Merie TAYLOR
Bachelor of Teaching
Monique RANGI
Bachelor of Teaching and Bachelor of Maori Performing Arts
Nigel MORUNGA
Bachelor of Teaching
Parewhati TAIKATO
Toi Paematua Raranga Level 4
Patrick POIHIPI
Bachelor of Teaching
Ross FLINT
Certificate in Sports Leadership(Applied) Level 4
Ruby FAULKNER
Health Science Pre-Medicine
Samuel PATERSON
Bachelor of Dental Surgery
Sarah ROBERTS
Bachelor of Health Science (Midwifery)
Shaina RIRINUI
Certificate in Hairdressing Level 4
Takutai WATTS
Diploma in Raranga
Tania SMITH
Bachelor of Nursing
Te Ruapeka TAIKATO
Bachelor of Hapu Development
Tirikawa DICKSON
Bachelor of Applied Management
Tyla FARRELL
Diploma in Sport & Fitness Education
Tyler RUDOLPH
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Violet MAHANGA
Post Graduate Maori Management & Diploma in Te Reo Maori
Wiremu SMITH
Te Ahu Taiao
Zachary NEVISON

Bachelor of Commerce and Administration

Sports Grants:
Harmony Dinsdale
BOP U19 Mixed Touch Rugby Nationals Palmerston North$250
Danielle Waiari
NZ Age Group Swimming Championships Wellington $350
Anaru Tarawhiti
Tara Reed
NZ U16 National Junior Basketball Australia $500
Jackson Ellis
Trinity Miller
Caitlin Miller
Liam Oleary
Australian U19 Softball to Argentina $500
Kieran Oleary
Australian U19 Softball to Argentina $500

Mihi-Keita Ngata
Casey Lewis
Wharetoa Hemana

North Island Secondary Schools Netball Auckland $350
North Island Secondary Schools Volleyball Wellington $200
NZ Secondary Schools Natonal Touch Hamilton $350

Cultural Grants   
Khyla Rosana Rupapera
Te Kura o Matapihi – 12 Students
Cook Island Cultural Exchange $2,400
Ruatahapari Sadlier-Morunga
Kapahaka Group Tour to China $500
Aria Henry
Ria Hall
Production of Bilingual album “Rules of Engagement” $500
Community Grants
Te Runanga o Ngaiterangi Iwi
RENA Iwi recovery assistance $5,000
Hungahungatoroa 1B2B2 Trust
Landscaping & beach access $500
Tutara Kauika Kapahaka
Mataatua Kapahaka Regionals, Omaio $500
Te Toka Tu Kapahaka
Mataatua Kapahaka Regionals, Omaio $500
Matapihi Sports
To host Pa Wars 2012
Marae Grants
Hungahungatoroa Marae        $50,000
Waikari Marae                      $50,000
Whareroa Marae                   $50,000

Scholarship Recipients

Juanita Hepi - Masters of Maori & Indigenous Leaders

Tipene Merritt - Phd - Law

Te Atiwei Ririnui - Masters Applied Indigenous Knowledge

Ngaroimata

Ngaroimata Cavill
Kuia Rangatira ō Ngai Tukairangi

Hikitapua

Hikitapua Ngata
Bachelors in Engineering (Hons)

This year, Hikitapua Ngata was the proud recipient of the Ngaroimata Cavill Tertiary Excellence  Award.  This  scholarship  offered  a  helping  hand  in  the  form  of  financial  aid, which contributed to his journey towards completing an Honours degree in Engineering at the University of Waikato.
The Ngaroimata Cavill Excellence Award recognises individuals who are studying in a field that deserves special recognition, and also acknowledges the ability for people to  demonstrate  excellence  within  their  chosen  field  of  knowledge.  This  award  was  created in the memory of Kuia Ngaroimata Cavill, a woman whose nature so elegantly  expressed  the  importance  of  whanaungatanga  and  tikanga  Māori  within  our community and hapū.
Ngaroimata  was  affluently  knowledgeable  in  the  history  of  our  Iwi,  our  hapū,  our  surroundings, and our traditions as indigenous peoples. These aspects have allowed for her memory to live on, having been expressed in the forms of academic papers, waiata and books such as the Waitangi Tribunal evidence for Ngai Tukairangi Hapu, and  Taku  Tau  Kahurangi:  He  kohinga  waiata  tawhito  mō  Ngāi  Te  Rangi,  Tauranga  Moana.
In her lifetime, she impacted our whanau, communities, hapū and Iwi through her leadership, her values, and her ability to share these. In a compelling way, she also ensured  that  our  Marae;  Whareroa,  Hungahungatoroa,  Waikari  and  Maungatapu  were emanating and embodying mana in every way possible. In her actions, she sets

a high expectation for future emerging community and hapū leaders. In that sense, we  hope  that  with  our  assistance,  provided  we  have  Kuia  Rangatira  such  as  Ngaroimata to look up to, that Hikitapua, along with many others, are one day able to give back to our community as selflessly as she did.
Hikitapua Ngata descends from a long line of academics, beginning as far back as his Great Great Grandfather -­‐ Sir Āpirana Ngata. He is the grandson of Ngai Tukairangi trust shareholder Hikareia Ellis, and the son to Riri Ellis. Riri is an individual whose efforts  as  an  active  community  member  go  far  beyond  just  the  borders  of  our  Matapihi village. These efforts have no doubt influenced his drive to do well.
Hikitapua  has  demonstrated  excellence  both  academically  and  creatively,  evident  through his university achievements, and the launch of his first business – an independently  run  clothing  brand.  These  attributes  of  his  have  so  easily  led  to  various accolades within these fields. This was exemplified recently when he was granted the award for the overall Rangatahi of the year at the 2015 Tauranga Moana Rangatahi Awards. His current abilities along with his insightful demeanour provide a solid foundation for who he is, and what he has managed to achieve in his short life.
Ngai  Tukairangi  is  proud  to  award  Hikitapua  with  the  Ngaroimata  Cavill  Excellence  award, as it not only represents a token of support towards building a Māori professional, but it also symbolises an investment into his future as a role model for our Māori youth to come.

Toa

Toa Haere Faulkner
Koroua Rangatira

Adrianne

Adrianne Taungapeau
Completing PhD in Māori Leadership

In 2014, Ngai Tukairangi Trust awarded Adrianne Taungapeau with the Toa Haere Faulkner Excellence  Award.  It  was  given  to  her  as  a  token  of  support  to  assist  her  in  her  efforts  towards completing her PhD in Māori Leadership.


Ngai  Tukairangi  Trust  awards  these  excellence  scholarships  to  individuals  who  show  erudition within their chosen fields of education. In saying that, these recipients must have also  shown  evidence  of  community  involvement,  through  ways  of  whanaungatanga,  and  must protrude values that will one day benefit the hapū and its people. Despite Adrianne’s absence  from  our  Ngai  Tukairangi  local  community,  it  was  made  obvious  that  her  efforts  within her own were suited to what was required of a scholarship applicant.


This  particular  scholarship  was  created  in  the  memory  of  Toa  Haere  Faulkner.  As  an  individual, he showed a strong sense of righteousness, accompanied by a yearn for self-­‐determination. These personal attributes of his, in addition to the manaakitanga he felt for his  people,  land  and  community,  led  him  on  to  pursuing  politics.  In  his  lifetime,  he  frequently involved himself in Waitangi Tribunal Claims, he sought justice in as many places that he could, and he stood up for the rights of his own. Toa will be remembered for his work  to  do  with  Matapihi  land  block  rates,  his  ability  to  be  both  socially  and  politically

involved  in  his  community,  and  most  importantly,  for  his  argumentative  yet  generous  demeanour.

Adrianne  Taungapeau  is  the  grand-­‐daughter  of  Rongopai  Hemi  Haika,  a  previous  shareholder who passed them on to this daughter, Adrianne’s mother. Their lineage and association  with  Ngai  Tukairangi  Hapū  is  an  intriguing  story,  which  eventually  lead  her  ancestors to reside in Waikari.


Like Toa, Adrianne was raised in small rural communities. Growing up, she was bought up in between the small township communities of Whangaruru in Te Tai Tokerau, and Whangarei. Here she was raised by her parents, two very important individuals in her life that were able to install the importance of education within their growing offspring. To this day, Adrianne is  a  living  example  of  that,  evident  in  her  studies  towards  attaining  her  PhD  in  Māori  Leadership. Adrianne’s parents were heavily involved within these communities, essentially helping to create environments that stressed whanaungatanga and manaakitanga. There is no doubt that Adrianne herself adopted these values during her upbringing.


Adrianne and Toa are likened. Both are individuals who rely on whanaungatanga as a base for a great communal set up, and also share an interest in Māori development through all aspects of life.


Adrianne  is  currently  writing  her  thesis  on  Māori  Leadership  within  a  business  context,  however has a strong focus on the leadership of Māori women within the tertiary education sector. With this scholarship, we hope that Adrianne is able to impose the values she  has  learnt  throughout  her  life,  and  the  lessons  learnt  from  her  time  studying/participating in Māori development, on and with our community in the days to come.

Kia Maia Ellis
Masters in Maori Studies

In 2011 Ngai Tukairangi Trust was proud to award Kia Maia Ellis with the Hinerau Huia Te Kani Tertiary Excellence Award to support her work to gain a Masters in Maori Studies.
Ngai Tukairangi Trust has a long history of supporting tertiary studies and previous recipients of this particular award have been Marama Lambert (2004) in memory of Wiparera Te Kani and Meremaihi Aloua (2010) in memory of Hauoterangi Rikihana.
In 2011 the Trust recognises the contributions of one of Ngai Tukairangi’s much loved kuia Hinerau Huia Te Kani who was renowned for her unwavering commitment to our marae and hapu. She was admired for her support to her husband Turirangi Te Kani enabling him to achieve many things for Maori . Hinerau was a pillar of strength in her own right and served as an inspiration for many young Maori women in Matapihi and beyond.
Kia Maia Ellis is a mokopuna of Steve Ellis and Riri Te Whara Te Kani with Riri in particular being a well renowned kuia instrumental in establishing Hungahungatoroa Marae. Her parents Matiu and Kay live next to the marae and both are very proud of her achievements thus far . They look forward to seeing her flourish as she reaches her goals. Kia Maia is a young mother of one son, Te Ohomairangi, to her partner Hemi Callaghan.
Kia Maia is proud to report that some of the recommendations in her thesis are already being implemented for the benefit of Tauranga Moana. Her recommendations have been designed to assist with the management of customary fisheries and nominated kaitiaki in the region. Kia Maia has been involved with facilitating the Tauranga Moana Iwi Customary Fisheries Trust, updating the Rohe Moana Management Plan and liaising with customary fishing database developers.
Ngai Tukairangi Trust congratulates Kia Maia on her work thus far and is sure that this award will inspire her to forge on with her work with the dedication, resilience and determination demonstrated by Hinerau in her time.

Meremaihi Ngatai-Aloua
Te Panekiretanga o te Reo Maori

For only the second time since its inception in 2005, the Ngai Tukairangi Trust awarded Meremaihi Aloua with an excellence award. The Ngai Tukairangi Ahu Whenua Trust, which is located in Matapihi, Mount Maunganui and associated with the Ngai Tukairangi
hapu of Ngai Te Rangi has been providing tertiary scholarships for more than a decade. But, in 2004 the trustees decided that a special award should be created to provide more financial assistance to students and to utilise the award as a way to recognise our esteemed leaders who passed. In 2003, Wiparera Te Kani, one of the founding trustees passed away and in 2004, the first award was provided in his honour. Marama Lambert, a practicing optometrist, wanted to undertake pharmacology training to prescribe medicine to her clients. An intensive one year programme was required and the Trust backed her in her quest.


The next award was dedicated to another esteemed leader of our community, Hauoterangi Dickson, father of Brian Dickson, Chief Executive of the Ngai Te Rangi Runanga and Ngareta Timutimu, a past senior lecturer at Awanuiarangi. However, for the last three years, the trustees have been wishing to give out the award but many of the applicants were not deemed excellent. This year was different, and at the annual general meeting of owners, the trustees were proud to award the scholarship to Meremaihi Aloua to support her attendance at Te Panekiretanga o te Reo, in Napier.


Meremaihi is a mokopuna to Kihi and Maria Ngatai both well known kaumatua of Ngai Te Rangi and Ngati Ranginui. Her mother - Puharangi Ngatai – recently passed away would have been very proud of her daughter.


Meremaihi has a real passion for Te Reo and this coupled with her love of whanau and community means there is a great likelihood our support will lead to inspiration, mentorship and contribution back here to the people of Ngai Tukairangi. Already she stepped up to the mark, by co-tutoring the local Matapihi kapa haka group in the Tauranga Moana festival held over labour weekend.


Meremaihi has indicated that the grant will help her with transport and attendance costs to enable her to complete the course and gain the most from the learnings she will receive.


We look forward to hearing from Meremaihi as she progresses, seeing her utilise this opportunity to better the people of Ngai Tukairangi and involving her in the future journey of the Ngai Tukairangi Trust. Congratulations Meremaihi and we look forward to sharing your success.


Meremaihi’s award is dedicated to remembering Hauoterangi Rikihana. He was a generous man who gave of his time unreservedly for matters related to whanau, hapu and Iwi. Always seen supporting the paepae tapu at Whareroa, Waikari and Hungahungatoroa, you could see why the alignment of Meremaihi with our koro as the exemplar of community heart in action is obvious. A fluent native speaker of Te Reo himself, Hauoterangi is a testiment to the type of man everyone aspires to be; a humble, humorous and dedicated whanau, hapu and marae gentlemen.

Marama Lambert
Optometrist

It’s been some time since the Trust awarded Marama with its first tertiary excellence award. We wanted to see how she is going and found a nice little write up about her progress on the Careers Services website.


Marama Lambert is the daughter of Mere Lambert (Te Kani) and Len Lambert and mokopuna of Turirangi and Hinerau Te Kani. She is one of three children who have all worked hard in their chosen careers and when she was successful as the excellence recipient, it was because she was pursuing a qualification that set her apart from others. That qualification was a post-graduate diploma in optometrists that enabled her to prescribe medicine to her clients. At the time that Marama was awarded this tohu, she was the only Maori in the country pursuing this additional qualification. She may well probably be the only Maori in the country with that qualification as well. The award is for a sum of $5000.00.


The following excerpt from the Careers Services korero.
Marama Lambert says the best thing about being an optometrist is having a chance to make a difference. “It is the kind of job where you actually make an impact. If someone can walk out of here with the right glasses and say „Wow, this is so amazing', you never get sick of it.”


For Marama, every customer presents a new challenge. “Every eye test is like detective work. If a person can't see you have to ask why. Although with a lot of people you could correct the problem with glasses, there are others who you need to test to make sure that their eyes are healthy. There are sneaky things that you miss if you‟re not careful, like glaucoma. If you don‟t look for the signs, like pressure inside the eye, you could actually misdiagnose glaucoma.”


As an optometrist, you need technical knowledge to get the right results, but Marama says you also need great people skills to communicate those results. “You‟ve got to be a people person to do this job. I mean, every day that‟s all you ever do. Sure, you test their eyes and there is the technical aspect to it, but if you get all the right results and you don‟t portray those to the person and make them understand what they need, then they‟re going to walk out of here none the wiser.”


As for the future, Marama would like to build up her skills in the speciality areas of optometry. At the moment she is taking a course that will allow her to move towards therapeutics, so that she can write prescriptions for eye-related problems, not just glasses and contact lenses. “This course has a mainly practical approach where I‟ll observe an eye surgeon. Then I have an oral examination and after that I can prescribe! It‟s very exciting.”


Marama's career progress since 2005 Completed a postgraduate diploma in ocular therapeutics in 2006, after 18 months of part-time study and full-time employment. Is now qualified to prescribe eye medications such as antibiotics, antivirals, and anti-inflammatories. Marama's increased knowledge means she feels more confident making referrals to ophthalmologists (eye specialists) for more complex eye problems. Hopes to increase her knowledge in areas of interest, including behavioural optometry and complex contact lens fittings.Enjoys working in a profession that will continue to evolve as more drugs become available, and looks forward to people in her profession developing a closer tie with eye specialists.


Marama says, "the best thing is being able to treat red-eye problems, a condition I see regularly in the practice. This can involve removing foreign objects from the eye, or treating more serious cases like inflammation inside the eye and corneal ulcers."


Marama’s award was dedicated to remembering Wiparera Te Kani. He was a founding trustee of our Trust, and also a first cousin to Marama’s grandfather, Turirangi Te Kani. Wiparera gave endlessly of his time to our community, our marae and to the hahi Ratana. Wiparera Te Kani passed away in 2003, and this award helped acknowledge the work that he did as a hapu and tribal leader. As well as receiving an award for pursuing a pathway in education that is a cut above others, the recipient is reminded to reflect upon the person and their traits in remembering what types of leaders we are hoping to develop in the future through our scholarship programme. Wiparera was survived by his wife Carol and his two adult sons, Neil and Louis.