We’re dedicated to nurturing and empowering our members and the wider community through a variety of initiatives. From our Covid Response Team providing crucial support during challenging times, including
marae-based vaccination clinics, to fostering educational achievement by offering tertiary grants, and creating joyful memories with whānau fun days filled with kai and activities to build a stronger, healthier, and more connected hapū. 
Ngāti Kearoa Ngāti Tuara


Education is a clear pathway to Paerangi 2050 and Ngāti Kearoa Ngāti Tuara continues to support our learners for the present and the future.

Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Kea Ngāti Tuara has established a charitable trust to support its aims of investing in the future of the hapū by offering tertiary education grants to hapū members. See below for further details.


NKNT Covid Response

Ngāti Kearoa Ngāti Tuara hold four marae- based vaccination clinics forour people and community at Tarewa Pounamu Marae, one of the first marae in Te Arawa to do so. Māori clinicians were available to provide correct medical information about COVID- 19 and the vaccine, with the focus being on manaakitanga and ensuring all people felt safe, well andcared for. Many thanks to our Hauora team fororganising these.

Ngāti Kearoa Ngāti Tuara whanau day
Ngāti Kearoa Ngāti Tuara whanau day

Whānau Day​

The whānau day was a vibrant celebration that brought whānau and tamariki together for a memorable fun day out. Activities ranged from pony rides, a bouncy castle, and face painting to sports, games, and live entertainment, ensuring something for everyone. Food stalls served a delicious mix of traditional and contemporary kai, including hāngī, burgers, smoothies, and cakes. A highlight was the mirimiri station, offering relaxation amidst the festivities. This event not only provided a fun day out but also reinforced the bonds within our hapū, underscoring the significance of kotahitanga.

Education Grants

Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Kearoa Ngāti Tuara Education Endowment Fund is keen to invest in the future of the hapū by providing education grants to hapū members. The purpose of this fund is to assist students to achieve academic excellence at any University, Whare Wananga or Polytechnic in Aotearoa New Zealand. The guiding principle underlying the awarding of grants shall be that applicants must demonstrate a high level of academic performance and also a commitment to the development of Ngāti Kea Ngāti Tuara.

You must be a registered member through YourIwi in order to apply for an education grant.
For further information about applying for education grants see information below.


Engagement with Horohoro School

The Rūnanga completed a project working with the Horohoro School to identify selected students who may have become disengaged from school as a result of Covid 19. The purpose of the project was to support those learners and their whānau to re-engage with their learning.

The Rūnanga continues to work with Horohoro School on environmental and other projects.