Developing people in the workplace is at the heart of our service by creating a wide range of programmes related to supporting our communities. 

Adding value to remote Māori communities: Tū Te Ngana Hau – The Breath of Endeavour

Tū Te Ngana Hau (The Breath of Endeavour) was a 2-year pilot programme based on the Whanganui Awa.  

The programme developed a relationship with the local community and consulted with the villages on the awa about what we could do together. 

Tu Te Ngana Hau focused on allowing the community to get knowledge and skills within their local area. Education could be formal or informal, and could come from sources inside and outside the community. 

 The results prove a bespoke approach works, complementing a desire of Māori communities to be self-determining as they know best. In the videos below, those involved in the programme explain  success in their own words.

He Kanohi Kitea

Ka rere manu ki uta ka rere manu ki tai, he mihi maioha ki te rōpū nei hei kānohi manaaki ki te kaupapa ahuwhenua ahumahi, koutou ngā ringa raupā kei te mihi.  

He Kanohi Kitea is a four-member group of experienced and well-connected people in the Māori Primary Industry and Pasifika community. They are a respected group that provide us with insight and advice.  

Their collective manaakitanga enhances our commitment to Tiriti o Waitangi and our collective desire to meet the needs of all people. 

Learn more about He Kanohi Kitea.

He waka eke noa

Te Rautaki Whakarōpū Māori is a representative network of Māori in industry training. We formed the network to help the sector  develop strategies to support Māori, whānau, hapū, marae and iwi. 

The vision of  Te Rautaki Whakarōpū Māori is Māori engaging and thriving in industry training. The network’s goal is to champion a ‘by Māori for Māori’ approach.

Our learners doing the mahi!