Ka pai Puku

1st Apr 2021

There's been plenty of fresh fruit and veg put into our ka pai puku stand outside Te Hā O Mātauranga over the last wee while! A big thankyou to everyone who has contributed to the stall - the community is loving it. Keep it up Kaikōura!

Barista training

25th Mar 2021

On Tuesday 30th March, from 9am - 5pm, we have NMIT coming to Kaikōura to run 'Introduction to Espresso' NCEA Level 2. This course is designed to introduce young people to the art of making espresso coffees. Students will cover coffee production processes, espresso equipment, and the techniques involved in making a delicious espresso coffee!

If you are interested in attending this barista training, give Sean a call on 027 327 2248, or pop in to see us at 14 Ludstone Rd.

Social Experiment in Kaikōura!

21st Mar 2021

The Social Experiment is an incredible bunch of young entrepreneurs who have set up a very cool programme to inspire, motivate, and arm you with the courage and tools to create change and move forward positively in your goals.

It was an awesome opportunity for our young people aged 15-24, to be able to attend this workshop in Kaikōura over the weekend! A massive shout out to all the rangatahi who attended, to the SoX team from all around New Zealand and to our amazing Mani and Rosie. We are going to see some activating come out of all the planning in the next few weeks...

endorseMe - app by Smart Waikato

5th Mar 2021

It was awesome to have Smart Waikato come and give us some face to face training on how to use their very cool app - endorseMe. This app is looking like a great tool to grow employability skills - we are going to be using this with the Youth Employability Programme rangatahi! Thanks for making the effort to come all the way to Kaikōura Maddie and Anna!

We are recruiting an Education Advocate!

1st Mar 2021

Te Hā o Mātauranga has been contracted with funding from the New Zealand Libraries Partnership Fund to work alongside our whānau and schools to support families to upskill in the area of education resources and pathways. 

As our society moves more into digital technology, every New Zealander needs to be able to access this digital world. Whether it is going online to access a public service or just to share the latest meme, for many people, this is second nature. But for others, it is a real challenge. With more and more educational resources and pathways becoming available through digital platforms, it can be helpful to have support to utilise and make the most of them. 

We are seeking a full time Education Advocate - to work alongside our whānau and support families to connect positively with education. Ultimately we are aiming for families to become the leaders of their children’s educational goals and plans. This role is fixed term to 30 June 2022. 

You can find the job description on https://jobskaikoura.co.nz/job/education-advocate/

Applications should include a cover letter linking your skills and experience to the job description and your CV and are to be emailed to vicki@kaikoura.link by 4pm Thursday 11th March 2021. We intend to shortlist and interview candidates the following week.

Improv bootcamp

16th Dec 2020

A fabulous way to wrap up our improvisation workshop with the Court Jesters today at the Mayfair Theatre. We had some awesome young people participate in this workshop, and put on a clever show for friends and family at the end of it! 

Thannkyou to the Ministry of Youth Development for the funding for this very cool workshop, and to the Court Jesters for coming up to run it!


12th Dec 2020

We had an awesome day today hosting Viane, Carmela and Te Ahu - who ran a workshop for our rangatahi on facilitation, games, and strengths. We learnt heaps and had a ball! Can't wait for next time!!

Youth Employability Programme graduates!

1st Dec 2020

Super proud of our Youth Employability Programme graduates who finished their programme today with a presentation from the Mayor - Sariah Te Amo, Ripeka Manawatu, Yazmine Tahau-Conroy and Nikita Fitzpatrick. And a big thanks to our facilitators Mani and Rosie.

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