Ngai Tahu Tourism Scholarship

Ngāi Tahu Tourism is again running its Te Pia Tāpoi scholarship for Ngāi Tahu students studying a tourism qualification.

This is an opportunity for a person of Ngāi Tahu descent who is either starting or already studying a tourism qualification and would like support with study fees (up to $6000 per year for three years), the chance to get paid holiday work and invaluable work experience, and to learn more about their iwi.

Scholarship applications open Thursday 6 September and will close Friday 20 October.

Ngāi Tahu students interested in applying can do so here:,23181. Click this link for the PANUI

Scholarship criteria and conditions

Students must:

  • be registered with the Ngāi Tahu whakapapa unit
  • be enrolling or currently studying an NZQA approved tertiary qualification in tourism
  • have a satisfactory academic record or suitable personal references
  • be available to work in either Queenstown, Rotorua or Franz Josef during the summer holiday period
  • have an interest in working in the tourism sector
  • be committed to participating in a cultural programme
  • be committed to learn or improve te reo Māori skills.

Scholarship details:

  • Up to $6,000 toward course fees per year for three years
  • Opportunity to participate in Aoraki Bound
  • Paid summer holiday work in one of NTT’s businesses. No accommodation will be provided.

Contact: James Tawa

People and Capability Project Coordinator / Kaiwhakarite Honoa Tikanga

DDI +64 3 974 0112 M +64 21 731 352


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