Whai Poutama

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They are doing well educationally at every level because they are supported within their whānau and by a strong drive within Whai Maia to excel educationally. We have a well-developed postgraduate development programme designed to fill the future needs not only of our hapū, but of the communities and cities our whānau live in. Our children will be leaders wherever they are. We have full employment among our rangatahi and pākeke. They work within careers that not only meet their economic needs but also give expression and meaning to their talents. They have their own flourishing small businesses across every sector.


The Knowledge and Careers portfolio is responsible for realising the strategies of Whai Maia across the education and employment sectors. Raising educational aspirations, participation and achievement of our hapū has been a priority for Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei educationalists. We now extend our portfolio to include careers and employment. With this new responsibility we are committed to creating more sustainable career opportunities for our people, developing and growing their skill base, and supporting their entry into employment.


Knowledge and Careers will focus on; Raising hapū educational aspirations, participation and success across all levels of education. Increasing the level of employment for Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei and strengthen vocational pathways to career opportunities to support tribal development and aspirations. Developing delivery mediums to enhance and increase the knowledge and use of te reo Māori me ōna tikanga.

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