Te Āti Hau Trust

In 2009, Te Āti Hau Trust was established by the Ātihau-Whanganui Incorporation

Te Āti Hau Trust is a subsidiary of Ātihau-Whanganui Incorporation that farm 21,000 effective hectares over eight farms at the foothills of Mt Ruapehu down the Whanganui Awa.  Ātihau-Whanganui Incorporation has a rich history that extends beyond its formation in 1969, where tūpuna vested their lands in Crown structures to protect them. Today, the Incorporation comprises of eight sheep and beef stations, a dairy unit, and an apiary business on 101,000 acres of whenua in the Ruapehu and Whanganui rohe. Ātihau-Whanganui Incorporation also offers an on farm agricultural training apprenticeship to provide opportunities for uri and future Māori farmers.


Since 2009, Te Āti Hau Trust has distributed $3.3 million to fund charitable, cultural, philanthropic, educational, recreational, and other purposes deemed beneficial to the shareholders and stakeholders. These range from education grants and scholarships, sports, and cultural grants, as well as supporting the well-being of Whanganui marae and kaumātua. Te Āti Hau Trust has formed a strong partnership with the Māori Education Trust and has tripartite agreements with both Te Herenga Waka Victoria University of Wellington, and Massey University.

To be eligible you must be a beneficiary and registered with Te Āti Hau Trust. You can register or get more information by visiting their website. 

For more information on the trust’s history and operations, details on how to register as a member, as well as the types of Education Grants they offer, you can visit their website by using the button below.



Trust Website

If you are registered with Te Āti Hau and believe you are eligible to apply, you can do so by going to the Application Portal using the button below.

NOTE: You must indicate that one of your three iwi affiliations is Te Āti Hau in order for the scholarship application to show up on the homepage.

Application Portal

Applying for Te Āti Hau Trust Scholarships:

When you apply for a Te Āti Haunui-a-Pāpārangi scholarship via the MET Application Portal it is VERY IMPORTANT that you select Te Āti Haunui-a-Pāpārangi one of your iwi affiliations. If you do not, you won’t be able to apply for these scholarships.


If you haven’t selected the correct iwi and wish to change your iwi affiliations to access the scholarship application, please email info@maorieducation.org.nz