Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Whai Maia has a wide range of programmes and services to support whānau success and achievement. We have experienced kaimahi who are able to provide assistance, guidance and help with these programmes and services. 

Programmes and Services .

Pēpi pack


A beautifully curated pack for babies (Ages 0-1) to help build a strong hononga/connection with Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei.

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Pānuitia Pack


Pānuitia/ Reading pack for Tamariki & Pēpi (Ages 0-5) to support reading at home. Click here for more info.

Ōrākei Marae-based Holiday Programme


A 5-day marae-based holiday programme held at Ōrākei Marae for Year 4 to 8 students (ages 8-12 years old).

Click here for more info. 

NCEA Rewards


This grant is an acknowledgement of NCEA Level 1, 2 and 3 achievements. 

  Achieved Merit Excellence
Level 1 $150 $200 $250
Level 2 $250 $300 $350
Level 3 $350 $400 $450

Click here for more info. 

Tākina Te Reo Lessons


Tākina is an new innovative accelerated learning programme developed by Ngāti Whātua reo practitioner Ropata Paora. 

We have joined forces to provide three free interactive Te Reo Māori programmes for registered Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei members and their spouses / partners

Click here for more info. 

Summer Internships


Summer Internships give applicants the opportunity to gain work experience with Whai Maia in various roles across the organisation, e.g. marketing, whenua, early childcare, community services, or health services. The successful applicants are placed on a fixed term paid contract. Internship placements are limited.

Applications for 2019-2020 Summer Internships are now closed.

Grants & Scholarships

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Baradene College of the Sacred Heart Scholarship


Baradene College of the Sacred Heart is a Catholic girls school based in Remuera, Auckland. Two Scholarships are offered annually to high achieving young girls.

For more information about Baradene College, go to: https://www.baradene.school.nz/

Age $
Year 7-13 Students 50% Fees paid per year

Tertiary Scholarships


Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Reo ScholarshipUp to $5,000.00 per yearThis Scholarship provides financial assistance for Year 1-3 students who are enrolled into Te Wānanga Takiura o Ngā Kura Kaupapa Māori o Aotearoa.
One scholarship is awarded per year.
University of Auckland ScholarshipUp to $3,500.00Students studying the Bachelor of Arts degree or a Conjoint with Arts will be eligible to apply for this Scholarship through the university. Students must have a B+ Grade average. The University of Auckland offers 5 Scholarships per year.

For more information about the scholarship, go to:http://bit.ly/UoAArtsScholarship
Victoria University – Taihonoa Scholarship50% Fees PaidThe Victoria University Scholarship pays 50% of course fees per year for students who are enrolled into a course at Victoria University.

For more information about Victoria University, go to: https://www.victoria.ac.nz/
Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design Scholarship1 Year Fees PaidThe Whitecliffe School of Arts and Design Scholarship assists with the fees for one year for one student enrolled in a full-time course.

For more information about Whitecliffe, go to: http://bit.ly/Whitecliffe
AUT Partnership Scholarship1 Year Fees PaidAn award of $6,500 to support full-time study in a degree programme at AUT for one year of study.

For more information about AUT, go to:
Tech Futures Human Potential ScholarshipFull Course Fees coveredUp to four scholarship awarded for the Post-Graduate Certificate in Human Potential for the Digital Economy. This scholarship will be awarded to applicants who are passionate about the digital economy and its effect on the continuously changing world.

For more information about the programme, go to:
To apply for the scholarship you must make an application for the programme. Mindlab will notify us of your application. Click here to apply.

We will make contact with you if any further information is required.

Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Maori Medium Scholarship


This scholarship is awarded to students enrolled in a Māori-Medium learning institution. The scholarship value will be added on to your education grant.

Apply for an Education Grant via the Whānau Portal.

Age $ Open Date Close Date
5-18 y/o $100.00 per year 7 Jan 2020 30 Sep 2020

Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Tertiary Scholarships


A scholarship will be awarded to students studying in the following Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei growth areas for a Certificate/Diploma, Bachelors, Post-Graduate, Masters:

  • Engineering and/or Construction
  • Sciences and/or Medicine
  • Digital Technology and/or Multi-Media
  • Professional Services
  • Tourism and/or Hospitality
  • Teaching
  • Te Reo Māori

Doctoral Degree Growth Areas are as follows:

  • Māori Health and Wellbeing including Mental Health
  • Māori Education
  • Māori Culture, Language and Identity

A requirement of the scholarship is that you attend one of the following events throughout the year and complete a survey:

  • Education Summit
  • Tertiary Dinner
  • A Volunteer Day

Please note: Any recipient who does not attend any of the events stipulated will not be eligible for the scholarship in 2021.

Scholarship values are as follows:

Certificate/Diploma $1,000.00
Bachelors $1,500.00
Post-Graduate $1,500.00
Masters $2,000.00
Doctoral Degree $3,000.00

If you are not a full-time student, your scholarship will be pro-rata. This value will be added to your Education Grant.