The revised Scholarships distribution programme was launched in November 2017 as part of the new Alumni Foundation He Manu Pīrere nō te Kōhanga Reo. Since then, Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust has awarded over 70 scholarships to ngā Manu Pīrere undertaking Undergraduate, Masters or PhD level studies at tertiary institutions all across Aotearoa.

We congratulate all of our Manu Pīrere on their achievements. A list of all our Scholarship recipients from 2018 to 2020 is available below.

Te Kete Whakairo Te Karahipi ā Tā Hemi Henare PhD) Scholarship

Te Kapua O’Connor (Te Kōhanga Reo o Ngaio) 

Ngā Kete Pīngao Master Scholarships

Mere Faulkner-Tihi (Toroa Kōhanga Reo) 

Te Pare Heke Sweet (Te Kōhanga Reo o Pipiwharauroa)

Tapunga Nepe (Rongowhakaata Kōhanga Reo)

Tia Nepia Su’a (Te Kōhanga Reo o Muturangi)

Rapaera Tawhai (Te Kōhanga Reo o Tāwhaki) 

Ngā Kete KieKie Undergraduate Scholarships

Te Karu o Whakatihi Brown (Te Kōhanga Reo o Te Awhi Mai)

Morgan-Brie Greening (Te Kōhanga Reo o Te Wānanga Whare Tapere o Takitimu)

William Haare (Te Kōhanga Reo o Ngongotaha)

Piki Jean Heke Sweet (Te Kōhanga Reo o Pipiwharauroa)

Valerie Houkamau (Te Kōhanga Reo o Te Teko) 

Atareta McCausland-Durie (Te Kōhanga Reo o Mana Tamariki) 

Christine Petera (Te Kōhanga Reo o Te Timatanga) 

Summer Rangi-Clark (Te Kōhanga Reo o Kai Iwi me Tutaramoana) 

Paige Scruton Nepe Apatu (Te Rongopai Te Kōhanga Reo o Takapau) 

Hinemoana Tautari (Te Kōhanga Reo o Whirinaki) 

Tuteari Te Rauna Lamont (Te Tihi o Titirangi Kōhanga Reo) 

Stevie Thocolich (Pipiwharauroa Te Kōhanga Reo o Hukanui Marae) 

Taumata Toki (Te Kōhanga Reo o Hineteiwaiwa) 

Sapphire Wairau (Te Kōhanga Reo o Te Hohepa) 

Dorsey Wikotu (Te Kōhanga Reo o Tangata Rite) 

Mihiterina Williams (Te Kōhanga Reo o Te Pūtake Whakatupuranga) 

Ngakopakopa Wilson (Te Kōhanga Reo o Te Kauri) 

Hollie Wilson (Te Kōhanga Reo o Te Au o Waikato) 

Wirihana Wilson (Te Kōhanga Reo o Te Kauri) 

Whatarangi Winiata (Te Kākano o te Kura Kōhanga Reo) 

Victoria University Te Herenga Waka Taihonoa Scholarships recipients  

Tia Nepia Su’a, 

Paige Scruton Nepe Apatu,

Whatarangi Winiata

Tā Hemi Henare Te Kete Whakairo (PhD) Scholarship

Xena-Ann Tautari

Masters Scholarship/Ngā Kete Pīngao 

James Barnes
Steven (Tipene) James
Irihapeti Nepe-MacDonald
Lynette Paenga

Undergraduate Scholarship/ Ngā Kete Kiekie

David Beach
Tiana Bishop
Miquelle Blake
Taina Cooper-Fenwick
Hineatatū rere ki Te Ao Mārama Dorset-Paewai
Jayda Edmonds-Lama
Rongomaraeroa Eruera
Jack Hamilton
Grace Hill
Briar Hoani
Maumahara Horsfall
Safari Hynes
Tereana Ihakara
Kellan Kemp
Nikau Reti-Beazley
Arapera Tapiata
Te Ua Konehunehu-o-te-Rangi Tumoana
Sophie Tuohy

Victoria University Taihonoa Scholarship recipients

Safari Hynes
Kellann Kemp
Arapera Tapiata
Sophie Tuohy

Tā Hemi Henare Te Kete Whakairo (PhD) Scholarship

Hona Black

Masters Scholarship/Ngā Kete Pīngao 

Tanira Cooper
Nga wai hono i te po Paki
Te Ataakura Pewhairangi
Raukura Edwards
Apirana McDonald Pewhairangi

Undergraduate Scholarship/ Ngā Kete Kiekie

Carlos Carter
Te Atamira Dakin
Tiara Hammond
Manaia Harvey
Damien Henare
Turuhira ohi Hotene
Leonie Keepa
Teeikura Marsters-Herewini
Te Maiora Rurehe
Huria Stewart-Wilson
Te Aomihia Tumai-Kaipara
Te Rua Wallace
Te Ngaru Wehi
Rāhiri Wharerau
Mei Manaia Matiaha Warakihi Stevens
John Rask
Monique Te Moana
Dixie Yates-Francis
Taylor Tuffery
Tyla Hill-Moana

Victoria University Taihonoa Scholarship recipients 

Damien Henare
Tyla Hill-Moana
Teeikura Marsters-Herewini
Taylor Tuffery 

Tā Hemi Henare Te Kete Whakairo (PhD) Scholarship

Rawiri Waititi

He Tohu Aroha (PhD)

Moerangi Black

Masters Scholarship/Ngā Kete Pīngao 

Moko Cooper
Te Uatorikiriki Solomon
Tiria Waitai
Arna Whaanga

Undergraduate Scholarship/ Ngā Kete Kiekie

Barlow Anderson
Raukura Doyle
Tira Edmonds-Puketapu
Steven (Tipene) James
Kataraina Jones-Turipa
Jodi Kohu
Kaya Leef
Olinka Matete
Amiria Reweti
Roimata Sam
Ihaka Smith
Quade Tapsell
Waiora Te Kani
Parekura Te Kani-Rangiuaia
Stacy-Ria Te Kurapa-King
Cassidy Thomson
Hinematawaia Vercoe
Ahirana Waata-Amai
Pani White
Matawai Winiata

Victoria University Taihonoa Scholarship recipients 

Raukura Doyle
Tira Edmonds-Puketapu
Kataraina Jones-Turipa
Amiria Reweti
Ahirana Waata-Amai

Scholarship Ceremony 2021

Te Kapua O’Connor Tā Hemi Henare Scholarship

Scholarship Ceremony 2020

Scholarship Ceremony 2019

Scholarship Ceremony 2018