The Ngati Whakaue Education Endowment Trust Board is a statutory Board with Charitable Trust status. The Endowment was established in 1880 by the people of Ngati Whakaue for the purposes of secondary education in Rotorua. In October 1995, the Reserves and other Lands and Disposal Act 1995 vested all the assets of the former Rotorua High Schools Board in the Endowment Board and the composition of the Board and purpose of the Endowment were amended to give Ngati Whakaue control and to include the 'general purposes of education'. The purpose of the Board is to apply the net revenue (after administration charges) for the general purpose of education.  Board members are appointed - 6 by the trustees of Pukeroa Oruawhata Trust and 5 by the 5 Rotorua High School Boards of Trustees.

Income is generated from 94 perpetual ground leases contained in the land bounded by Amohau Street, Ranolf Street, Eruera Street and the lake edge in Rotorua.  At 31 December 2018 the net value of the Endowment was $64,279,990.

Mission Statement

The Board's mission is:  "To enhance the legacy of Ngati Whakaue Tupuna by

  • The responsible and effective management of the endowment  and
  • The provision of financial support to the beneficiaries of the Trust for Education purposes, that add value and benefit to our community"
2019 Tertiary Grants 
Applications will close at 4.30pm on Tuesday 30th April 2019 

Students must be in the 2nd or subsequent year of their current programme of study.
-  if you are not in your second year or higher of a continuous programme of study you will not be eligible for a grant.  Refer criteria No. 3

Students  (who are new to the Tertiary grants system from 2016) are required to state the name of the Ngati Whakaue Marae they are affiliated to and must provide validation by one of the Marae Trustees. 
-  If you are unable to validate your connection to one of the Ngati Whakaue Marae as listed you may not be eligible for a grant.  Refer Criteria No. 2 .

1.  Whakapapa eligibility:
The Board will recognise only those applicants (including legally adopted children) who are Ngati Whakaue descendant of one of the original owners in Pukeroa Oruawhata Block (»view list of owners)OR descendant of one or more of the 6 koromatua o Ngati Whakaue (»view list of koromatua).  Whangai will be considered in terms of the Board's Whakapapa Policy (2015) No. 0611.
» click here to view Tertiary Policy
2.  Marae Validation:
Students (who are new to the system from 2016) are to state their connection to one of Ngati Whakaue Marae as listed (click here to view) and to obtain the signature of one of the Marae trustees.
If you are unable to validate your connection to one of the Marae you may not be eligible to receive a grant.
Whakapapa Sheet & Marae validation: **   Click here to download and print a blank sheet, or you can also print a sheet from your profile page in the online system.
** If you have received a tertiary grant from NWEE (since 2012) PROVIDED you use your existing login you will not be asked to provide your whakapapa verification or Marae validation.
3.  Programme of Study - 2nd year or higher only
Applicants must be in their 2nd year or subsequent (equivalent to Year 2 or higher) in their current programme of study
Certificates (equivalent to 1 year or less study, whether full time or part time over 2 years) are not eligible for grants
If you are NOT in your second year or higher of your programme of study you will NOT be eligible for a grant.

4.  Grants are NOT available for FREE courses (i.e. programmes incurring no course fee).
ONLINE FORM - Application form process
Application can ONLY be made by completing the ONLINE form.
You will only need to register ONCE.  If you have received (been approved) for a grant since 2012 your details remain in the system - you must re-use your existing login/registration to apply for all NWEE online tertiary or postgraduate grants, or to update your personal details (e.g. bank account).
Supporting documents:  
Once you have submitted your online form (see instructions below) you must provide your supporting documents to the Secretary's office BY THE CLOSING DATE.
A checklist will be included with your personalised Cover Sheet (see instructions below) 
- You risk your application being declined if you do not provide all supporting documents as listed in your cover sheet checklist, by the closing date.
- However, (at the Board discretion), if a request has to be made for any information or documents that have not been provided, you will have a penalty of 15% imposed on any grant that may be payable.   CHECK your supporting documents carefully.
- If supporting documents are sent via email, hard copies must be provided to the Secretary's office by the closing date, otherwise a 15% penalty for administration costs will be imposed on any grant payable.  Failure to provide hard copies may result in your application being declined.
RETURNING (already registered) STUDENTS:
Returning to start or complete a current online form or to access your profile page  
»Click here to login
(use your existing login; please check your personal profile details are up to date)
If you are new to NWEE grants please READ the instructions then REGISTER for your online form using the button at the bottom of the page
  1. Click on the link below to register for your online application form (new students) or to login to your existing registration (returning students)
  2. Complete your PROFILE page (and/or update your existing details if necessary).
  3. Complete and submit your online application.
  4. When you have completed and submitted your online form, return to your PROFILE page to print your personalised COVER SHEET including CHECKLIST
  5. Forward your Cover Sheet and all attachments as per the Cover Sheet checklist to the Secretary's office BY THE CLOSING DATE.

Ensure your supporting papers are in our office prior to the closing date -  this will also assist with timely processing of grants
Avoid the last minute rush and mail delays

CLOSING DATE will be:  4.30pm TUESDAY 30th APRIL 2019

please use the link below to register, or if you have received a grant since 2012 you must use your existing login


For TECHNICAL SUPPORT relating to the application form, please email Hello Online  : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
For POLICY RELATED SUPPORT please contact the Secretary's office, Deloitte (Rotorua) 07 343 1050 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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