'Kia kaha, kia kaha maia, kia manawanui - Be strong, have confidence and determination. Life is what you make it...'

Hinewai Clark, awardee, at the Auckland award ceremony 2017

Open for applications March 2022

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If you have any questions, please contact: enquiries@newhorizonsforwomen.org.nz

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Te Reo o Te Hākui Award


Te Reo o te Hākui - The language of the mother. Hākui is mother in the southern Ngāi Tahu dialect.

The award is valued at $1,000.00 and is sponsored by the O’Regan and Johnson whānau. Taone O’Regan was a past Trust Manager at New Horizons for Women: Hine Kahukura.

Purpose of the award

The award is for women over the age of 25 enrolled in a Te Reo Māori course or qualification with Te Reo Māori components, through any institution and living anywhere in Aotearoa New Zealand. It is a one off grant to help with study, travel and/or living expenses. It may be used in combination with funding from other sources.

Award Criteria

The award is to support the successful recipient to learn, use and promote Te Reo in her whānau and community. The award can also be for a woman studying for a bi-cultural qualification that has a Te Reo Māori component such as a teaching qualification (Mātauranga Māori/Medium), Bicultural Social Work or Bachelor of Nursing -Māori.

In deciding the award, preference will be given to:

  • Women who are working or volunteering in kōhanga, kura kaupapa, with rangatahi and or with marae

  • Women with no previous tertiary qualifications

If you are eligible for this award, please complete the online application form from 1 March and submit it by the closing date 15 April.

Please click the following link to download
Te Reo o Te Hākui Award.pdf