Bringing astronomy to life under Covid-19 Level 4

Astronomy 101 began as a face to face programme to begin in late May 2020. This was one of our REAP Plus programmes that are user pays that we offer to our whole community. Our coordinator Jude McNeur quickly saw that this may be an opportunity to explore as a Zoom...

Support for ECE

Far North REAP With the philosophy kia ako ia ora, kia ora kia ako (learning to live, living to learn), Far North REAP decided to take the lead to protect an isolated community from COVID-19. The idea of a blockade was put forth by younger community members as a way...

CO REAP TV

Central Otago REAP Operating under demanding circumstances can be exhausting, but it can also be a source of inventiveness and creativity. Over the last four weeks, New Zealand has seen some incredibly inventive and creative solutions and developments, and many of...

Online with Marlborough REAP – Harold and Genevieve

One of the challenges of online learning is keeping things local and community-focused. Schools and parents have been overwhelmed with the huge variety of opportunities presented, from videos to online courses to activities. But for REAP Marlborough, what was missing...

Getting our community talking

There’s nothing like a quiz to get people talking! Far North REAP have been running a daily quiz on their Facebook page, and with the support of Ngai Takoto Iwi, Far North REAP has been able to give away four $50 Pak’n’Save vouchers so far - with four more to go....

Southern REAP using new forms of communication

Social media isn’t perfect, but during these unprecedented times of isolation and change, REAPs are using all available platforms to reach their communities. In the South Island, Southern REAP has been using Facebook as a way to connect schools and share resources. By...

Being inventive with learning Te Reo Māori in challenging times

Being inventive with learning Te Reo Māori in challenging times Using waiata as a medium to encourage the uptake of Te Reo Māori learning in our region has been successful, so when we found that we could no longer do this in the same space, our ACE coordinator,...

Tama Ariki-Biddle: 2018 ACE Aotearoa Annual Award for Educator of the Year Tangata Whenua

Tama has an in-depth knowledge of Te Ao Māori and uses his knowledge and great teaching technique to develop his community’s love and understanding of Te Reo and Tikanga. Whether teaching waiata to professionals or high needs school students at a local rural school,...

Ani Pahuru-Huriwai: 2018 ACE Aotearoa Annual Award for Member of the Year Tangata Whenua

Ani Pahuru-Huriwai is executive director of Tairawhiti REAP. She divides her time between the Gisborne office of Tairawhiti REAP and her home at Onepoto, Hicks Bay from where she has worked to reconnect whanau with whenua, whakapapa and whanaunga. She works to provide...