Runaka Scholarships

The Hon. Tame Parata Scholarship



Kati Huirapa Runaka ki Puketeraki has established the Hon.Tame Parata Scholarship for secondary and early tertiary aged students who are members of our hapu. The scholarships honour the aspirations of our tipuna, the Hon.Tame Parata who sought to improve the education, innovation and leadership aspirations for the hapu and wider iwi. The scholarships recognise rangatahi ongoing active participation and contribution to the future development of the hapu.

There are two categories - (click link for application form)
JUNIOR secondary school years 7-11 and;
SENIOR secondary school years 12-13 and tertiary undergraduate students.

Each category are awarded a scholarship of $1,000 to be used in further education such as, but not limited to school or university fees and resources ie laptop or tablet. 

Applications involve carrying out an assignment based on a question set by the He Korowai Whanau Komiti (see below). The assignment must be accompanied by a copy of the students' previous year’s academic record, school report or similar information. The assignment can be English or Te Reo Maori. 

Tame Parata’s aspirations for Kati Huirapa sought to improve the education, innovation and leadership aspirations for our hapu and wider iwi.  Part of our identity and vehicle for achieving this is our marae which is the base for many of our leadership, educational, and cultural innovations and initiatives – the marae is the centre of our turangawaewae (place to stand in the landscape).
Bearing this in mind, you are asked to ‘design your idea of a marae for the future’.
When designing your idea of a marae for the future, take into account the following:  
  • What would a marae of the future look like especially given the increasing use of social media for communication?
  • Where are our people in relation to our marae and how would they take part in activities there?
  • How would our [ancestral] cultural values be continued into the future ie the tikanga, kawa and so forth?
You are able to use a medium of your choice to describe and/or illustrate your future marae – this may include, but not only, the use of digital media, poetry, waiata, artwork or poster. Whichever you choose, it must be accompanied by a written korero explaining your design and choice of medium (up to 1,500 words).

Please include with your assignment a completed application form.  Junior application form   Senior application form
Contact Justine Marshall @ for information or to obtain an application form.

Applications close by 5pm on Friday 14 October 2016. No late applications accepted.

The He Korowai Whanau Committee will assess the applications and award the grants based on the capacity of the application to meet the criteria. The Committee’s recommendations will be put to the Executive Committee for ratification. The amount awarded to each recipient will be at the discretion of the He Korowai Whanau Committee. Only one application per member can be made annually. Please be advised that there may be more than one successful candidate in which case the funds will be divided between the recipients

Scholarships will be awarded to the successful candidates at an awards ceremony and dinner on Saturday 5 November 2016 at Puketeraki Marae, Karitane. Candidates will be expected to present their winning assignment to the membership.


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Marae:  520 Apes Road, Karitane, Otago - NZ
Office: 121 Grimness St, Karitane, Otago - NZ