Sudima Hotel has announced its Ngati Whakaue Scholarship recipient and Corporate Traineeship Programme candidates for 2018.

The 2018 scholarship recipient is Evan Brown, 17, who will move from Gisborne back to his hometown of Rotorua for the opportunity.


2019 Scholarship NOW OPEN
Ngati Whakaue Education Endowment Trust Board in conjunction with Sudima Lake Rotorua are proud to support the Ngati Whakaue Sudima Hotels Scholarship Programme.

For further information please CLICK HERE


POLICY CLOSED:  Sponsorship is no longer available

Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances, this policy and sponsorship is no longer available.    
NWEETB Board:  1 August 2019

‘Kia Ruku Kia Ora’
Dive and Stay Alive

Sponsorship is available to Ngati Whakaue in the Kia Ruku Kia Ora (Dive HQ) programme at Dive HQ, Rotorua.
Purpose:  To increase the diving capacity of Ngati Whakaue to gather kai moana for our local Marae.
Description:  Ngati Whakaue participating in the programme will learn:
  • To enjoy and to be safe and confident in and around water-ways gathering kai moana
  • Technical and diving skills
  • Knowledge, skills and attitudes that can, post Kia Ruku Kia Ora, enable them to enage in further dive courses should they so wish.
Sponsorship:  The level of sponsorship will be 75% of the course fee.
Course fee to be paid in full  by successful applicants, to Dive HQ Rotorua.  If the dive course is successfuly completed, at the end of the course, NWEETB will reimburse 75% of the course fee paid.  A report will be provided to NWEETB by DiveHQ Rotorua.
The Board will also consider applications for the Rotorua DiveHQ Re-Activate programme.
Application is on a first in first served basis - places are limited to 12.
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The following projects have either been or are currently supported by funding under the Board's Rangahau grants programme.


Te Wakamauriri Paul Whakaue Iho Ake
Dr Rāpata Wiri Te Pūmanwa o Ngāti Whakaue This project investigates the impact of "m(obile)-learning" upon the revitalisation of Te Reo and Tikanga Māori within the Ngāti Whakaue/Te Arawa region.
Project completed January 2015.
Tarewa Rota Nga whenua tuku iho o Ngati Whakaue A project to digitally scan and index Closed, Closed Application and Correspondence files held by the Maori Land Court, and related archives in Auckland, Hamilton and Wellington.
Project completed October 2016
Dr Ramari Raureti and Tu Williams Nga Karapu Maori: Stories from within Maori Rugby Clubs

Dr Ramari Raureti & Tu Williams are completing a 2 year research project focused on documenting the stories from within Maori Rugby Clubs within the Bay of Plenty.  They will also record the Clubs' histories and examine the ways to maximise benefits to Maori men and their families, that come from being involved in the Clubs.
Published April 2019

Te Kapua Hohepa-Watene

He Pātaka Kōrero o Te Hiko o te Rangi Hohepa 

This project involved digitally archiving information on Te Arawa whakapapa, tikanga, hitori and marae from handwritten manuscripts, audio and video material of Dr Hiko Hohepa.
Project completed and launched 2013.

Funding no longer available



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Test for BOPRU scholarship

To support, develop and nurture Ngati Whakaue-Te Arawa Writers

This policy covers Ngati Whakaue and wider Te Arawa writers who are planning to engage, or who are engaged,in writing a significant piece of publishable work.

2019 Grants are now CLOSED

 Closed:  Friday 22 February 2019

Full information is contained in the policy application form document.
This is currently available for information purposes only.    
 »View and print policy and application form.
It is at Board discretion whether grants are called for each year, and if so, when.


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(updated January 2016)

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To support ngā hapū o Ngati Whakaue to convene Marae based Wānanga in order to learn, maintain, uphold, develop and retain te reo me nga tikanga o Ngati Whakaue i raro i te kawa tapū o Te Arawa,

To provide support for Wānanga that preserve and maintain Ngati Whakaue and Te Arawa cultural continuity.


To view policy and print application / reporting forms »CLICK HERE.

Policy and application form can also be obtained from the Secretary's office.

 For further information please contact the Secretary's office.