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 wā, ka hoki mai ō tātou uri ki te whāngai i te mātauranga, ā haere nei te wā.
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.
|Early Childhood (ECE)||Up to $300.00|
|Certificate Level 1, 2, 3||Up to $300.00|
|Certificate Level 4, 5||Up to $500.00|
|Bachelor's Degree||Up to $1,500.00|
|Post Graduate Diploma/Certificate||Up to $2,000.00|
|Master's Degree||Up to $4,000.00|
|Doctoral Degree||Up to $6,000.00|
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.
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.
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.
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.
Āe, you can apply for more than one tamaiti on the same form.
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 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.
Āe, you are able to receive a Chromebook instead of a grant. Read below for the eligibility criteria:
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.
We require the following documents for the listed grants:
All documents are requested when you complete your application. Please ensure you attach the correct documents to proceed.