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Poipoia te kakano kia puawai

Nuture the seed and it will blossom

We are offering a diversity of holistic learning experiences focused on human and environmental wellbeing: Conservation, permaculture, mindfulness and psychological tools, horticulture, climate action, bush and survival skills, native forest regeneration, dance and movement, and much much more...

Scholarships are available for people who need them most

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Current Courses



Te Hoeroa ki
Tu Manawa Ora

Kia mau, kia rite, hoea!

Embark on a six month rangatahi adventure of self-discovery and empowerment. Journey from mountains to sea and develop the confidence and courage to navigate the river of life. 

Delivered in partnership with Te Oranganui, Healthy Families WRR, Te Ao Hou Marae and Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi

November 2023 - May 2024

Te Hoeroa ki Tū Manawa Ora is a six-month action-packed, outdoor course that offers rangatahi the opportunity for transformation and development through deep engagement with whakapapa, te taiao, Te Awa Tupua, Te Kahui Maunga and Te Ao Māori. 

Te Hoeroa will take place in marae and taiao contexts. It will involve wānanga, adventure, camping, working with the land and waterways, growing and hunting kai, building, exercise and wellbeing practices, and expeditions from mountains to sea.

This rangatahi-led programme will build up skills and capabilities within rangatahi, with wrap-around support and mentorship. Rangatahi will be exposed to diverse people, stories and opportunities - building their personal confidence, cultural capability, and enabling them to navigate confidently toward their personal, hapū, iwi and community aspirations.

Learning Approach

Learning Model

Our holistic learning approach integrates layers of personal wellbeing (Mauri Ora), group wellbeing (Whanau Ora) and Place wellbeing (Waiora) - combining education with health to bring life to learning.

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