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Ngā Poutahua Ā-Tau

Te Mātauranga
Assisting our members to realise their aspirations and to realise academic success.

Ngā Poutahua Ā-Tau (Education Scholarships and Grants)

Now Open

Our revamped 2024 Ngā Poutahua Ā-Tau (Education Scholarships and Grants) are guided by our Te Kotahitanga o Te Atiawa Educational Grants Policy, with the following key principles:

  • Facilitating opportunities for Te Atiawa iwi members to be well educated and to participate in life-long learning;
  • Promoting and rewarding educational excellence;
  • Facilitating access to quality education and training opportunities; and
  • Fostering a commitment to contribute the knowledge and skills gained through education for the future benefit of Te Atiawa iwi.

We are now accepting applications until 7 April 2024

Pou Kōrero (secondary school grant)

Pou Tina (postgraduate), Pou Whenua (undergraduate), Pou Wānanga (tertiary)


If you have any questions, you can email:

Check out our 2023 Education Grant recipients


He whakapapa – Background of the names of the education offerings

The names Pou Tina, Pou Whenua, Pou Wānanga and Pou Kōrero are a small sequence of a Te Atiawa whakapapa.   This sequence follows after the Te Kāhui Ao whakapapa, i.e  Ao Pōuri, Ao RārangiAo Whetu mā, Ao Tātai, who derive their origins from the union of Ranginui and Papatūānuku.   
This celestial whakapapa descends to Tamarau-te-hekenga-a-Rangi, who united with Rongoueroa (earthbound being).  Their offspring was Awanui-a-Rangi, the principle ancestor of Te Atiawa Iwi as we know it today.  


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