Te Kōhanga Reo established the new alumni foundation ‘He Manu Pīrere nō Te Kōhanga Reo’ as a future framework for sustained engagement between, and greater opportunities for graduates of Te Kōhanga Reo and their whānau.

The term Pīrere is a literal translation for birds who leave or have already left their respective nest, which in this case refers to graduates of Kōhanga Reo ‘language nest’. 

The second part of the name, ‘nō te Kōhanga Reo’ seeks to reaffirm the place from which these graduates took flight, the Kōhanga Reo that nurtured them, and as a means to encourage continued involvement with the kaupapa itself.

New Initiatives

The Manu Pīrere alumni seeks to give support to those with innovative ideas around language acquisition and whānau development. 

Kōhanga Reo National Trust Scholarships.

The scholarship fund is derived from funding provided by Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust, the Preferred Kōhanga Reo National Providers and the Taihonoa Scholarship sponsored by Victoria University of Wellington

There are 25 scholarships available to Manu Pīrere

  • 20 Undergraduate level at a value of $1000 each
  • 4 Masters level at a value of $1000 each
  • 1 Tā Hemi Henare Scholarship Doctorate $10,000

The Tā Hemi Henare scholarship fosters Kōhanga Reo graduates towards becoming leaders amongst their communities, whānau, hapu and iwi. Hence the term He Manu Pīrere nō Te Kōhanga Reo.

 

He Manu Pīrere Scholarship Recipients 2019

Tā Hemi Henare Te Kete Whakairo (PhD) Scholarship

Hona Lambert Black

Taihonoa recipients Victoria University

  • Damien Jeremy Henare
  • Tyla Te Puawai Hill-Moana*
  • Teeikura Anarina Moe Marsters-Herewini
  • Taylor Jordan Tuffery 

Masters Scholarship/Ngā Kete Pīngao 

  • Tanira Manaia Cooper
  • Nga wai hono i te po Rayleene Phillipa Paki
  • Te Ataakura McDonald Margaret Pewhairangi
  • Raukura Ronica Edwards*
  • Apirana Te Whareana McDonald Pewhairangi*

Undergraduate Scholarship/ Ngā Kete Kiekie

  • Carlos Reweti Carter
  • Te Atamira Maree Dakin
  • Tiara Catherine Hammond
  • Manaia Te Atareta Rose Harvey
  • Damien Jeremy Henare
  • Turuhira Kohi Hotene
  • Leonie Rose Tiaki Keepa
  • Teeikura Anarina Moe Marsters-Herewini
  • Te Maiora Michael Philip Rurehe
  • Huria Verna Janet Stewart-Wilson
  • Te Aomihia Moana Tumai-Kaipara
  • Te Rua Wallace
  • Te Ngaru Hamish Te Rauriki Wehi
  • Rāhiri Ivan Pivac Wharerau
  • Mei Manaia Matiaha Warakihi Stevens
  • John Aotea Rask
  • Monique Maureen Hine-Mahana Te Moana
  • Dixie Rongomaianiwaniwa Monehu Huia Yates-Francis
  • Taylor Jordan Tuffery
  • Tyla Te Puawai Hill-Moana

The Provider Scholarships are made possible through the following Providers:

Crombie Lockwood Insurance, Ssangyong, ITM, Noel Leeming,  Power Shop and Carpet Court

He Manu Pīrere Alumni

He Manu Pīrere was launched in November 2017 in Hamilton during the ‘Nōku te reo, Nōku te ao’ Expo. It is part of the innovative framework acknowledging the many graduates of Kaupapa through the new Alumni foundation and the revised scholarships distribution programme.

Benefits to Alumni Members

Kōhanga graduates that subscribe to He Manu Pīrere will be entitled to exclusive member only benefits. These include:

1. Scholarships – Annual scholarships will be available to He Manu Pīrere members who, in the first instance, meet the list of standard criteria;

2. Projects of Interest – He Manu Pīrere will provide more opportunities for Te Kōhanga Reo to promote its activity, enabling members to engage in and contribute to projects of interest;

3. Whānau Card – We invite all registered members of He Manu Pīrere to complete an application to the Te Kōhanga Reo whānau card, which provides discounts on selected items, from a wide range of suppliers.

No reira e ngā Manu Pīrere nō Te Kōhanga Reo, nau mai, hoki mai ki te Kaupapa.