Ngā Oha Mātauranga

Grants to support the education of ngā uri ō Tuperiri from ECE to Tertiary

Ko te tūāpapa ō Ngā Oha Mātauranga ko te mahi ngātahi me ō tātou uri maha, kia eke ai rātou ki ngā taumata tiketike i te ao mātauranga e whai nei rātou. Ko te wawata nui, ā tōna , ka hoki mai ō tātou uri ki te whāngai i te mātauranga, ā haere nei te . 

This year we have taken a whakaaro Māori approach to Education Grants and have renamed them

Ngā Oha Mātauranga 

Oha = Gift/Grant  Mātauranga = Education 

Education is a journey, and we want to support our whānau to ensure the achievement of their aspirations. 

Catch up with Atakura from our Ngā Oha Mātauranga team as she answers whānau pātai and updates you on Ngā Oha Mātauranga!

Ngā Oha Mātauranga - Education Grants


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Grant TypeValue
Early Childhood (ECE)Up to $300.00
Primary (Mainstream)$300.00
Primary (Māori-Medium)$400.00
Secondary (Mainstream)$300.00
Secondary (Māori-Medium)$400.00
Certificate Level 1, 2, 3Up to $300.00
Certificate Level 4, 5, 6Up to $1,000.00
Bachelor's DegreeUp to $2,500.00
Post Graduate Diploma/CertificateUp to $4,000.00
Master's DegreeUp to $4,000.00
Doctoral DegreeUp to $6,000.00

NCEA Rewards


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Rewarding your NCEA achievements for 2020! Check out the what reward you might be eligible for below:

Please note, Only students completing NCEA Level 1-3 or the equivalent (including international) are eligible for NCEA Rewards

Ngā Oha Mātauranga Objectives .

We want to work with you to achieve the following;

    1. Ngā Oha Mātauranga support NWO whanau to develop the skills required to meet education standards (in Te Reo Māori/English) required for their respective qualification and raise their achievement expectations and outcomes. 
    2. Ngā Oha Mātauranga assist NWO members undertaking study or training to access equipment or resources to improve learning. The grants will also support access opportunities to grow their confidence, experiences, and talents. 
    3. Ngā Oha Mātauranga assist NWO members to meet expenses related to higher education (in accordance with eligibility requirements and education provider policies). 
    4. Whānau will have feel comfortable to engage with Whai Māia Ltd to support them on their education journeys. Engagement with whānau is increased through follow-ups of WML kaimahi and referal services. 

NCEA Rewards.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for NCEA Rewards:

  1. You must be a registered member of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei
  2. You must have completed an NCEA qualification for Level 1, 2 or 3 in 2020
  3. All required documents must be supplied

Please note: If you achieved multiple NCEA qualifications in one year, we will reward the highest qualification achieved.

When do NCEA Rewards open and close?

NCEA Rewards open February 8th 2021 and close April 14th 2021

When will I received my NCEA Reward payment?

The payment dates for NCEA Rewards are as follows:

Applications received between Payment Date
18 February – 10 March 2021 17 March 2021
11 March – 14th April 2021 21 April 2021

*please note, only complete applications will be paid.

Unfortunately we will not be able to accept your application if you apply after the close date.


Frequently Asked Questions.

Am I eligible for an Education Grant?

If you are a registered hapū member of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei in an education institution from ECE to Tertiary level, you are eligible for an Education Grant.

Grants are available for all registered hapū members across the world and are paid in New Zealand Dollars (NZD).

The option for a Chromebook is only available for registered hapū members residing in Aotearoa. If you reside outside of Aotearoa, you are ineligible to apply for a Chromebook however you can still receive an Education grant.

When do grants open? 

Ngā Oha Mātauranga open on the 18th of January. A link will be sent to all hapū members, make sure your email address is up to date by filling out the Update Details form.

When do grants close? 

Ngā Oha Mātauranga close on the 18th of April – This is earlier than usual. We would like to support our whānau in Primary, and Secondary with your education journey’s at the start of the year to ensure that you are well equipped at the start of your school year. 

For tertiary and, we will have a second round made available on 7 June 2021 and will close on 13 August 2021. 

When will I be paid? 

We will be making monthly payments. This is different to previous years where we made weekly payments.  Refer to payment dates below:

Applications received between Payment Date
18 January – 10 February 2021 17 February 2021
11 February – 10 March 2021 17 March 2021
11 March – 14 April 2021 21 April 2021
Remaining applications that haven’t been paid 19 May 2021

*please note, only complete applications (applications with all required documents) will be paid.

Unfortunately we will not be able to accept your application if you apply after the close date.


Can I apply for more than one child on the same form? 

Āe, you can apply for more than one tamaiti on the same form.  

What is the process for Tertiary Grants?

We are making changes to how the tertiary grant for all Certificate levels and Bachelor degrees are being paid. This year, 50% of the grant will be paid at the start of the year and the remaining 50% will be paid post a mid-year catch-up with you all.

We understand that study is demanding and requires determination and commitment with some support from time to time. We want to work with you all to craft what this support looks like for the tertiary space from Whai Māia. A kaimahi will be in contact with you once you have received the first installment of your education grant.

All other levels will be paid in total.

If my child receives the Tuariki subsidy can he/she still get an education grant? 

If your child receives the Tuariki subsidy he/she are not eligible for Ngā Oha Mātauranga.

Tuariki is a pilot programme currently being delivered to our pēpi at Te Puna Reo Ōkahukura. This programme seeks to increase access to Māori Medium ECE for our pēpi. A review of this pilot will soon be administered where we hope to offer this programme to all our pēpi who access Māori Medium ECE.

Can I get a Chromebook instead of a grant? 

Āe, you are able to receive a Chromebook instead of a grant. Read below for the eligibility criteria:

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Recipient must be Year 6-12 and enrolled into a primary or secondary in Aotearoa to be eligible.
  2. Recipient must not have received a chromebook from Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Whai Māia in the past 2 years
  3. Recipient must be a registered hapū member of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei
  4. Recipient must live in Aotearoa
  5. Recipients who live in Tāmaki must pick up Chromebook from the Education Summit on the 30th January at Ōrākei School or from the Whai Māia offices at an arranged date. (All recipients who live outside of Tāmaki will have their chromebooks posted to them)

Do I have to log in to the whānau portal to apply for a grant? 

Kao, you won’t need to log into the Whānau portal.

Ngā Oha Mātaraunga can be accessed from the link that we will upload shortly.

What documents do I need to provide for my Education Grant application?

Required Documents:

We require the following documents for the listed grants:

  • Year 12 & 13: We require confirmation of enrolment for the school you are enrolled in for 2021.
  • Certificate Level 1-6 (Tertiary): A letter of enrolment that confirms that you are enrolled, the length of the course and whether you are part-time or full-time.
  • Bachelor’s Degree – PhD (Tertiary): A document that shows all papers you are enrolled in for the year. This document must outline the weight or points of each paper. The general weight of a paper is 0.125 and the points are 15.00.

All documents are requested when you complete your application. Please ensure you attach the correct documents to proceed.


Contact Us.

Contact name: Atakura Hunia
Email: oha@nwo.iwi.nz