Waikato-Tainui tribal members are lifelong learners and leaders who determine their own futures.

Our education plan, Ko Te Mana Maatauranga is directly informed by and aligned to Whakatupuranga 2050 – the tribe’s 50 year development approach towards building capacity within our marae, happu and iwi – as it provides the benchmarks for measuring success.

Ko Te Mana Maatauranga

Ko Te Mana Maatauranga is premised on the delivery of three key priorities for the marae, hapuu and iwi to 2050, these being:

Priority One
All Waikato-Tainui tribal members are fluent in Waikato, Tainui reo me oona tikanga.

Priority Two
All Waikato-Tainui tribal members transition into meaningful pathways.

Priority Three
All Waikato-Tainui tribal members know their whakapapa and are connected to their marae.

Latest Paanui

10,000 education grants a new milestone for Waikato-Tainui

Waikato-Tainui members are getting educated. 2017 has heralded a new milestone with the tribe surpassing the 10,000 mark for tertiary education grants and scholarships that it has distributed since its 1995 Raupatu settlement. Each year the tribe invites applications from…


Purpose-designed language course targets tribal members

Waikato-Tainui is set to launch its latest Maaori language learning programme; this time aimed at beginner to moderate level learners. Te Reo Kaakaho is one of a series of language learning programmes (waananga reo) that have been developed by the…


Funding boosts ‘Earn While You Learn’

Today’s announcement by the Minister of Maori Affairs of a $250,000 funding boost will open the gateway to new employment and apprenticeship opportunities for Waikato-Tainui members in Hamilton and Auckland. Minister Te Ururoa Flavell announced the funding at the Waikato-Tainui…


Waikato-Tainui launches ‘Kia Haere Tuu’

Waikato-Tainui is set to launch a new driving licence initiative aimed at supporting its members to become safer drivers, increase opportunities for employment, and enable whaanau to be more mobile and independent. Kia Haere Tuu is a collaboration between Waikato-Tainui…


Waikato-Tainui MBA programme celebrates students’ graduation

The Waikato-Tainui College for Research and Development celebrates its latest cohort to complete its internationally recognised MBA programme. Sixteen students will receive their Master of Business Administration degree in front of College patron Kiingi Tuheitia, whaanau and invited guests this…