Tangiharuru Apa Trust

The Tangiharuru Apa Trust is located in Murupara, in the Whakatāne District.

Many educational grants for the Tangiharuru Apa Trust are managed through the Ngātimanawa Incorporation, which you can find more information on in the link below.

Ngātimanawa Website

To apply for the Tangiharuru Apa scholarships administered through the MET application portal, and for more information on the scholarships, scroll down.

MET Application Portal

Tangiharuru Apa Trust 2023 Tertiary Scholarships

Available to Undergraduate Students, who are descendants of Tangiharuru or Apa.

Applications must be received by Sunday, 4:30pm - 30 Paenga-whāwhā (April) 2023.


Applicants must:

  1. be of New Zealand Māori descent; show they are descendants of Tangiharuru or Apa, verification by a Kaumatua or Elder is necessary
  2. ensure all supporting information is supplied
  3. be enrolled at a New Zealand Polytechnic, University, College of Education, Whare Wānanga, and all other recognised tertiary institutions, in 2023;
  4. meet all criteria for the scholarships applied for;
  5. submit the application and supporting documentation on time

Supporting information you need to provide:

  1. Whakapapa Verification; Verification by a Kaumatua or Elder is necessary
  2. Enrolment confirmation
  3. A copy of your 2023 Enrolment Fees Receipt
  4. Academic Records; a copy of your previous year’s academic record
  5. Bank account details; a pre-printed deposit slip or bank verified account details

Important Portal Information:

  1. Information will be saved automatically as you move from one page of the application to the next.
  2. If you cannot complete the application on-line, either contact the office for support (details below), or submit a hard-copy application to which all supporting documentation must be attached.
  3. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
  4. If you meet scholarship criteria, you can apply for as many scholarships as you wish, however you can only be awarded one.
  5. You must advise the Māori Education Trust of any changes to your application (e.g. change of address or withdrawal from study). All changes must be advised in writing (email or post).
  6. All applicants (successful and unsuccessful) will be notified in writing within three months after the scholarship closing date.
  7. Don’t forget, if you have any questions, you can contact us by phone: (04) 586 7971, text: 027 449 1394 or email: info@maorieducation.org.nz.