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Published: 14 October, 2020

Te Waiu O Aotearoa Trust Scholarships Open

Kia ora koutou

I am pleased to share that applications for Te Waiu o Aotearoa Trust’s 2021 scholarships have opened this week. 

The Trust was established in 1994 to promote, develop, and provide for the education and advancement of Māori, within the banking and finance industry, and general business.  The tertiary study scholarships will award up to four Māori recipients in their second or third year of a general business undergraduate degree $5,000 each towards their study costs for 2021.

To be eligible applicants must:

  • Be of Māori descent & Iwi registered, and
  • be enrolled at a New Zealand tertiary institute in 2021, and
  • be attending a general business-related degree; and in second or third year of an undergraduate study programme, and
  • be attending full-time study for the full year, and
  • preferably be fluent in te Reo Māori (but not required), and
  • meet the criteria for the scholarships applied for, and
  • submit their application form and supporting documentation by midnight Sunday 17 January 2021.


Further information, including key dates, eligibility criteria and the application form can be found on our Westpac external website.


I am emailing to share this information with you as it’s a great opportunity to promote with your rangatahi who meet the eligibility criteria.


If you have any queries regarding the application process please contact the Westpac Careers team,


Ngā mihi


Published: 12 October, 2020

Polly Hippolite Parai Memorial Hockey Tournament & 90 years of Toa Women's Hockey 2020

I te iti i te rahi kua rahi mai nei Mauriora 



Morena ngā Iwi o te Waka o Tokomaru ki runga i te taetaeata.


The Polly Hippolite Parai Memorial Hockey Tournament is tentatively set for Saturday 28th November 2020 at Saxton's Field in Nelson and potentially may have a Toa versus Phoenix League game again if we both can acquire numbers.


This particular Hockey Tournament has sporadically been played between Wakatu and Ngati Toa Women's Hockey teams for over 40 years following on from this Toa Māori Womens Hockey are celebrating their Ninety year Jubilee this year.  


At present Wakatu Women's Hockey Team have Aunty Polly's Shield. Aunty Ethel Hippolite nee Wineera and Aunty (Girl) Hinekawa Manihera nee Hippolite have been instrumental and our biggest advocates in keeping the passion for Wakatu Maori Women's Hockey for over sixty years.

But due to their Age, Travel and with the warmth here we have decided to follow through with the Tournament this year and also celebrate this Milestone for Toa here in Te Tau Ihu.


In the past we have always lacked capacity, having to put our young daughters, and nieces on the field to make up numbers sometimes unable to even fill the field somehow we still manage to win.


We have had numerous fundraising events since re-establishing Wakatu & newly founded Te Tau Ihu ō te Waka a Maui Māori Women's Hockey Team twelve years ago. 


In the past we have had hardship and received alot of inadvertent racism both on and off the field due to us being the only fully decked out Maori Womens Hockey Team in the top of the South. 

But have managed to achieve many positive outcomes not just here in Te Tau Ihu but in Te Waipounamu and have been labeled "the dark horses" lol our unconventional style.

We have also kept Aunty Polly's Shield out of Takapūwāhia Pa for five years but we know this year more than any year they want it back.


One of our paramount aspirations is to encourage longievity of Wakatu and Te Tau Ihu o te Waka a Maui Maori Women's Hockey Teams and inspire Rangatahi to keep playing Hockey here as their Nannie's did, regardless of it being a predominately Pakeha focused & expensive Sport to play. 


Our team is a collaboration of all Iwi in Te Tau Ihu and we are all connected to one another in one way or in some cases many and I believe this is one of the key factors for our continual Success on the Turf. We have received Koha from Ngati Kuia and Ngati Koata in the past and have there Iwi logo's on our uniform.


Polly Hippolite nee Parai is my Great Grandmothers younger sister and has lineage to both Ngati Tama ki te Waipounamu and links to Te Ati Awa ki te Tau Ihu . An application for a Koha to support Wakatū Māori Women's Hockey our Rep Team and this Tournament was put through but was declined over a decade ago by both Ngati Tama and Te Ati Awa. 


Due to the recent rush to set this date for the Tournament. Along with urgency to train on a expensive Hockey Turf, pay for our Summer league Subs, acquire new Hockey gears, along with partially having to cater to this big Event financial stress has evolved and we are still unsure if we are adding League to this Tournament again.


A decision was made to ask for a koha from all Iwi again and we will provide receipts and invoices if we were to attain financial assistance.


It would be an honour to put your Iwi logo's on our Uniforms.  We also respect your decision if you can not assist us as 2020 has taken a toll on many Iwi financially. 


If you have anyone who plays Hockey or Rugby League in your whanau they can contact me via email.  We will send a flyer out within the next couple of weeks to inform all Iwi. 


Piki te Ora


Sheree Klenner

Published: 9 October, 2020

Spring TOS Marine Biosecurity Newsletter

Attached is the Spring edition of the TOS Marine Biosecurity Partnership newsletter. There is a report on fanworm surveillance in the TOS, results of a Cawthron study on Mediterranean fanworm, and encouraging news from New Zealand’s two biggest harbours. We are also happy to report that our anti-fouling workshops are back on track after being postponed due to Covid-19. We have three workshops scheduled for Wellington in November, and there will be further workshops in the Top of the South that are to be confirmed.

Spring TOS Marine Biosecurity Newsletter TOS Newsletter Spring 2020 - (1.1 MB Adobe Acrobat PDF file) »

Published: 7 October, 2020

Job Vacancy at Tasman District Council - Project Manager - Jobs for Nature (0.8FTE, 5-year fixed term) Billion Trees (Phase 2) and the Waimea Inlet En

Job Vacancy at Tasman District Council - Project Manager - Jobs for Nature (0.8FTE, 5-year fixed term) Billion Trees (Phase 2) and the Waimea Inlet Enhancement Programme

The Tasman District Councilis looking for an experienced project manager to join the Environmental Information team to manage two projects funded by the Ministry for the Environment - Billion Trees (Phase 2) and the Waimea Inlet Enhancement Programme.

This is a 32 hour per week, five-year fixed term role based out of TDC’s Richmond Office who reports to the Team Leader - Biosecurity & Biodiversity. This role will include implementing the first year of the five year programme, and developing the detail for, and implementing, the following four years, managing the different programme workstreams, and liaising with iwi, stakeholders, landowners and the wider community.

For more see:

Published: 23 September, 2020

Resource teacher of Māori

Primary and intermediate (Years 1–8) / kura tuatahi, Mātauranga Māori

Te reo Māori, Hauora, Hangarau, Ngā Reo, Ngā Toi, Te Reo Māori, Te Reo Pākehā, Tikanga ā-iwi, Pāngarau, Pūtaiao

Listed 22 September 2020
Closes 15 October 2020
Vacancy reference #: 1HABZw


He whakamōhiotanga tēnei i te tūranga Takawaenga Māori ki Whakatū. The resource teacher of Māori is based at Nelson Intermediate School. The designated cluster of schools to be supported by the resource teacher of Māori are schools with immersion classes (currently Level 1 and 2), in the Whakatū Kāhui Ako.

The prime purpose of the resource teacher of Māori is to assist tumuaki and kaiako to provide teaching and learning programmes for students in Y0–8 who are undertaking Māori immersion programmes at Levels 1 and 2.

The objective of the service provided by the resource teacher of Māori is to enable kaiako of Māori language programmes to demonstrate gains towards self-sufficiency in te reo Māori and other te reo Māori curriculum areas; the main role of the resource teacher of Māori is to support kaiako to ensure that quality programmes are developed, delivered, and evaluated.

We are seeking a person who is:

  • An experienced, registered primary teacher
  • Fluent in te reo Māori and knowledgeable about te ao Māori
  • Proficient in second language acquisition skills
  • Able to support teachers working at Levels 1 and 2 immersion programmes
  • Able to gather, analyse and report information to identify strengths and areas for development within the Kāhui Ako
  • Able to work with kaiako to assist and improve their curriculum delivery and knowledge of te reo Māori and other curriculum areas through the medium of te reo Māori
  • Able to provide staff development opportunities for teachers
  • Able to support teachers in Te Marautanga o Aotearoa, Te Marau-ā-Kura, Ngā Whanaketanga Rumaki reo Māori and Te Waharoa Arau a kura
  • Able to network with kura, local iwi and other resource teachers
  • A commitment to working with culturally responsive, strength and evidence-based inquiry practice.


How to apply

Please send your CV, and direct enquiries to:

Diane Webb, Principal
(03) 548 9572

Download our application form

Vacancy reference #:1HABZw

School details

Nelson Intermediate

Type: Intermediate
Authority: State
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 5
Roll: 484

School number: 3210
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