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Tapuwae Roa in the media

Te Pūtea Whakatupu Trust rebrands itself Tapuwae Roa

August 29, 2023|

Leading Māori social impact organisation Te Ohu Kaimoana, Te Pūtea Whakatupu Trust has a new identity, Tapuwae Roa. The rebrand comes as the trust’s commitment to better reflect the organisation’s purpose and vision for the future - 20 years after its establishment under the Māori Fisheries Act 2004.

Climate Change Curriculum For Kura Kaupapa Māori

August 29, 2023|

Te Pūohu Kātene (Ngāti Whātua, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Toa) speaks about the renaming of Tapuwae Trust from Te Pūtea Whakatupu Trust and the projects they are funding. The Trust is an entity of Te Ohu Kaimoana and has been working to deliver social change for tamariki Māori with funding approximately $5 million to deliver literacy and numeracy across Aotearoa and funding Te Rūnanga Nui O Ngā Kura Kaupapa Māori to develop a Climate Change curriculum for all Kura Kaupapa Māori across Aotearoa

Governance course helps with Māori syndrome

May 30, 2023|

Treaty settlement organisation Te Pūtea Whakatupu Trust has launched an associate directorship programme to give talented Māori professionals a fast track into governance roles. Te Aho Pihama, the head of Māori advisory at Kiwibank, is one of the first eight He Tukutuku Koiora candidates

Contested Māori governance programme welcomes inaugural cohort

May 26, 2023|

Contested Māori governance programme welcomes inaugural cohort Te Pūtea Whakatupu Trust is pleased to welcome the inaugural cohort for newly launched Māori associate directorship programme, He Tukutuku Koiora. The highly anticipated programme saw over 100 candidates apply from a vast range of professional sectors and life experiences, with eight successful applicants officially inducted into the programme as Amonuku (Associate Directors) at its launch last month

Tomorrow’s Māori leaders are getting schooled up in governance roles and responsibilities

May 26, 2023|

Te Pūtea Whakatupu Trust has welcomed the inaugural cohort for the newly launched Māori associate directorship programme, He Tukutuku Koiora. The programme saw more than 100 candidates apply from a vast range of professional sectors and life experiences, with eight successful applicants officially inducted into the programme as amonuku (associate directors) at its launch last month

Programme to train next class of aspiring Māori directors begins

May 26, 2023|

The first cohort of the recently formed Māori associate directorship programme, He Tukutuku Koiora, has been welcomed by Te Pūtea Whakatupu Trust. More than100 candidates from different professional sectors applied to take part in the programme, with only eight successful candidates brought into it as amonuku (associate directors) at its launch last month

From growth hacking to Māori governance

April 19, 2023|

Kale Panoho would never want to repeat his childhood. His father left early on, and his first 10 years were spent in Brisbane where issues with alcoholism blighted his home life. But a move to Clyde in Central Otago with his mother turned things around somewhat, he told NBR recently... I found out about the He Tukutuku Koiora programme from a really great friend and someone who I look up to: Te Pūoho Katene

Crunching the numbers for the Māori economy

March 21, 2023|

An interest in commerce set Bronson Marshall on a career path that has led him to support the Māori economy. Covid brought him home after four years in London, and most recently he has filled a new role on the board of Rua Bioscience. He talks to Kaupapa Māori reporter Matai O’Connor

Trust to train tikanga board members

February 8, 2023|

Te Pūtea Whakatupu Trust has launched a programme to get Māori professionals into governance roles. Chief executive Te Pūoho Kātene says there’s an increasing demand for tikanga-focused leadership, whether it’s in commercial enterprises or in organisations looking at social and environmental issues. He Tukutuku Koiora is a two-and-a-half-year Māori-specific governance training programme which includes both online and in-person learning modules, manaaki support and mentoring, as well as an 18-month associate directorship placement

Report: Kaupapa Māori approach speeds learning

January 24, 2023|

A new research report launched this week by Te Pūtea Whakatupu Trust has found that targeted investment into kaupapa Māori literacy and numeracy programmes has accelerated the learning of ākonga Māori. Ngā Uri Whakatupu is an independent summative evaluation that has evaluated the impact of Te Pūtea Whakatupu Trust’s $5.5 million investment into literacy and numeracy programmes delivered to 1,600 tamariki Māori across a four-year period

Pūtea Whakatupu Trust delivers for Māori

January 24, 2023|

An independent review has found Te Pūtea Whakatupu Trust’s investment in kaupapa Māori literacy and numeracy programmes has accelerated the learning of ākonga Māori. The trust, which is funded from Māori fisheries settlement money allocated for urban Māori, has spent $5.5 million over the past four years on two programmes covering 1600 tamariki Māori – Kete Aronui delivered by Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency, and Te Reo Matatini me te Pāngarau delivered by Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu

Holistic approach improves literacy and numeracy skills of Māori students

January 20, 2023|

According to a study released yesterday (19.01.2023) by Te Pūtea Whakatupu Trust, targeted investment for kaupapa Māori (Māori principles and ideas which act as a foundation for action) literacy and numeracy programmes has accelerated Māori students’ learning. An independent summative review: Ng Uri Whakatupu, assessed the effects of Te Pūtea Whakatupu Trust’s $5.5 million investment in a program that provided 1,600 Māori children, aged 5-12, with innovative literacy and numeracy education from July 2019 to June 2022

Anei te ara angitū: Te tarati Pūtea Whakatupu

January 19, 2023|

Te huhua o ngā painga kua puta i ngā kaupapa whakawhanake nei mā ngā ākonga Māori, tēnā tautokohia mai. Koia nei te kōrero nā te kaihautū o te tarati Pūtea Whakatupu, nā Te Pūoho Kātene, ki te kāwanatanga. Kua whakaputaina he ripoata hou e te tarati e whakamiramira ana i ngā hua nui kua puta mō ngā kaupapa reo matini, ngā kaupapa pangarau anō hoki i waihangatia e rātou mā ngā ākonga Māori kotahi mano, e ono rau o te motu mō ngā tau e whā kua hori

Kaupapa Māori approach helps Maori learners, report finds

January 19, 2023|

A kaupapa Māori approach to learning is improving the education outcomes of Māori ākonga (students), new research has found. Te Pūtea Whakatupu Trust invested $5.5 million into literacy and numeracy programmes for 1600 tamariki Māori over four years. Ngā Uri Whakatupu, an independent report evaluating the impact of the investment, released its findings on Thursda

Plan for Māori Rhodes Scholars

October 13, 2022|

The director of the Rhodes Trust’s Atlantic Institute says a strategy is needed to increase the number of Māori Rhodes Scholars. Evie O’Brien, a former deputy chief executive at Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi, says only three of the more than 247 New Zealand Rhodes scholars selected since 1904 were Māori. She’s currently hosting a delegation of 13 Māori graduate student candidates as part of a new initiative to open up opportunities with Oxford University in the United Kingdom

100 years after first wahine Māori attended ‘world’s best uni’, 13 new grads head to Oxford

October 13, 2022|

It’s 100 years since the first wahine Māori enrolled at one of the world’s most famous universities, and 13 new Māori graduate student candidates from across Aotearoa are visiting the University of Oxford in the UK as part of an initiative to encourage students to look at international studies

University of Oxford tour entices Māori graduate students to international study

October 12, 2022|

[London, England] – 13 Māori graduate student candidates from across Aotearoa are visiting the UK this week (Oct 8-16) as part of a new initiative to open up opportunities with the University of Oxford. Hosted by The Atlantic Institute and The Rhodes Trust, Te Hononga Māori Graduate Study Tour has an inaugural cohort of over 30 attendees, including both graduate student candidates and leaders from the Māori community. Visiting candidates will meet with Oxford University academics and leaders, network with recent Māori graduates, and tour various schools within the university in a visit designed to encourage more Māori students to consider international study at leading universities.

Te Arawa to help Rarotonga tackle starfish outbreak harming reefs

October 7, 2022|

A project that could see Te Arawa helping Rarotonga with a starfish outbreak jeopardising its coral reef, has just been given a financial boost by Te Pūtea Whakatupu Trust. Rarotonga-based Kōrero o te ‘Ōrau has been tackling the crown-of-thorns starfish, or taramea outbreak, with scuba divers removing the invasive species from the reef by hand. Te Arawa Taiohi Toa Trust now hopes to train its own divers to assist Rarotonga and control other invasive species in Te Arawa lakes

Discovering and harnessing the diverse potential of Māori innovation

October 5, 2022|

From reindigenising maps of Aotearoa to showcasing and teaching traditional kaimoana gathering practices, Māori with big ideas are turning them into reality with help from Te Pūtea Whakatupu Trust. In 2004, Te Pūtea Whakatupu Trust was established through the Māori Fisheries Act to promote Māori education, training, and research through a managed fund of $20 million. Each year, the trust provides an annual philanthropic funding round for initiatives that support Māori to pursue excellence within the fields of education, science, leadership and innovation

Bringing tikanga to the board table: an indigenous approach to governance

June 13, 2022|

Māori women’s and land rights activist Eva Rickard once said: “Somewhere in my past is my destiny”. Now, as tikanga Māori guides us towards a strong, uniquely “New Zealand” future, this decades-old whakatauāki still rings true. With the Māori economy moving from strength to strength, tikanga and mātauranga Māori are beginning to find their way into boardrooms that historically have not held space for them and more organisations are now realising the benefits of a tikanga Māori approach to governance

Symposium looks at tikanga-led governance

May 25, 2022|

A trust set up as part of the Māori Fisheries Settlement to promote education, training and research wants to bring on a new generation of tikanga-led and future-focused leaders. Te Pūtea Whakatupu Trust executive director Te Puoho Katene says it has found a growing need to improve the skills of those sitting around the board tables of iwi and Māori organisations. That’s why it’s organising the first National Māori in Governance Summit, which will be held online on June 16

Increase Māori representation in tech industry or risk growing inequity

October 22, 2021|

OPINION: With an estimated 10,000 open jobs in the tech sector, Aotearoa is at real risk of being unable to deliver its digital ambitions. In August, NZ Tech published a report on the skills crisis the sector faces, which shows the combined impact of huge industry growth and Covid-related border closures. In the last few years the sector has focused on filling mid-senior tech positions by reaching into the global pool of talented individuals and selling them on the Kiwi lifestyle. As the leader of PwC’s digital transformation practice, I’ll be the first to admit guilt here

New grants inject vital funds into rangatahi-led STEMM projects

October 19, 2021|

As part of Te Pūtea Whakatupu Trust’s annual grant funding round, a total of $65,000 has been awarded in recent weeks in support of kaupapa Māori projects and research across the community and ocean sectors. This year’s funding round introduced the inaugural Pou Herenga Tangata Award and the Tonganui Scholarship, with funds designed to support rangatahi that aspire to community leadership, and mātauranga Māori in the marine environment. A total of 37 applications were received and included projects ranging from Te Taitokerau to Moeraki. Successful Pou Herenga Tangata recipients included 20-year-old Kaea Tibble (Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga, Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Ngāti Pikiahau-Waewae) who plans to use the funding to decolonise and re-indigenous the map of his whanau’s whenua in a bid to reinstate tūpuna names of local landmarks using GIS (Geographic Information System [...]

Digital divide hurting new cohort of kids

September 8, 2021|

School and iwi trust leaders are having to intervene – paying for devices and internet for families – to prevent a new wave of children falling behind this lockdown. Last year, the Ministry of Education provided more than 36,000 devices for some high school students in lockdown and has sent out an additional 5,500 devices, approximately, this time. Wharekura, decile 1 to 3 schools and Auckland students have been prioritised, but the tech hasn’t made it to everyone. So far, Ōtara mum Fili Laasaga is having to watch her 14-year-old daughter try and make do with a cell phone