NOW OPEN, calling for 2020 intake.
The Ngati Whakaue Education Endowment Trust Board in conjunction with Toi Ohomai and MDA Experiences are proud to support the Ngati Whakaue Education Endowment Adventure Tourism Scholarship Programme.

For further information please  CLICK HERE

Awatere Douglas with another staff member at Sudima Lake Rotorua.

Article Courtesy of Sunlive.

A successful young Rotorua man is calling for fellow young Maori to follow in his footsteps and consider a career in the city’s booming tourism industry.



Image courtesy of RECT
July 2019 


Rotorua Primary School pupils Elodie Lines, 7, Cassis Sosaia, 7, and Xavian Sosaia, 9, with Rotorua Trust chairman Stewart Edward (left) and Ngāti Whakaue Education Endowment Trust chairman Malcolm Short. Photo / Supplied

A joint venture between Rotorua Trust and the Ngāti Whakaue Education Endowment Trust will see an extra $250,000 supporting programmes to help literacy and numeracy across the Rotorua district.



2020-22 Scholarship NOW OPEN

The Ngati Whakaue Education Endowment Trust Board in conjunction with Toi Ohomai and MDA Experiences are proud to support the Ngati Whakaue Education Endowment Adventure Tourism Scholarship Programme. This scholarship is established to assist Ngati Whakaue descendants to obtain employment, training and junior leadership positions within the Adventure Tourism industry and obtain the following qualifications:

Applications for the 2020-22 Scholarship are invited from:

  • Ngati Whakaue descendants of an original Owner in the Pukeroa Oruawhata Block; or
  • Descendants of one or more of the 6 Koromatua of Ngati Whakaue

Full information is contained in the documents below, please click on the links to view and print

Hard copies may be obtained from NWEETB office.   

For all enquiries related to the programme, please contact the Academic Lead Adventure Tourism at Toi Ohomai, Andrea Henderson email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

»Scholarship Prospectus
»Scholarship application form


Completed application forms must be submitted to NWEETB office as per the application document.

Applications CLOSE on 7 February 2020.



‘Kia Maanu Kia Ora’
Stay afloat to stay alive

Sponsorship is available to Ngati Whakaue children aged 0 to 14 years to assist with costs to attend SwimMagic Rotorua (formerly Rotorua Lakes Swim School) at Rotorua Lakes Council Aquatic Centre.

Successful applicants will be required to pay their enrolment fee each term. On their child meeting the attendance criteria, they will receive reimbursement of 75% of their term fee.
3yrs to 14yrs - 80% attendance         0 to 3yrs - 60% attendance.  

SwimMagic will provide a report to NWEETB at the end of each term. Those who do not meet the attendance criteria will not receive a refund, and will not be eligible for sponsorship in the next term, and for the remainder of the year.

Full details regarding eligibility criteria and sponsorship conditions are contained in the application form.

Applications open each year (subject to Board confirmation) late November, closing mid December, to enable processing and advice to successful applicants in time for Term 1 enrolment.

Application must be made each year for sponsorship.   Sponsorship rolls over term by term during the current year subject to swimmers meeting the attendance criteria.  Numbers are limited.

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There are some sponsorship positions available from Term 1.  Applications must be received no later than 31 January 2020. 

Forms may be obtained from the Secretary's office, or click here to download & print.


Please note that even if you have received sponsorship during 2019, you will need to apply again if you wish to continue during 2020 - first in first served basis.



The Ngati Whakaue Education Endowment Board is pleased to offer scholarships totaling $20,000.00 to 
Post Graduate Tertiary Students in 2019

2019 Postgraduate online application form is now CLOSED

Closing date:  4.30pm Friday 23rd  August 2019

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