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Ngāi Tahu Research Centre Scholarships

Ngāi Tahu Research Centre, University of Canterbury postgraduate and doctoral scholarships

Three NTRC scholarships are offered annually to Doctoral students which are worth $21,000, plus fees, for three years.

The NTRC also offers five scholarships annually for Postgraduate Diploma, Honours and Master’s students. These scholarships are valued at $12,000 plus fees, for one year.

Scholarship recipients may be studying any discipline at the University of Canterbury, but preference will be given to applicants whose projects promote mātauranga Māori within the sciences, commerce, law or engineering and are linked to the mission and current research foci of the Ngāi Tahu Research Centre.

Subject matters of particular interest to the centre are:

  • Environmental sciences
  • Indigenous and tribal economies
  • 19th Century textual translations of rare South Island manuscripts

Applications are currently open and close at 4pm on 31 October.

Ngai Tahu Research Centre Postgraduate Scholarship


This scholarship supports postgraduate diploma, honours, and master’s students at the University of Canterbury whose research is facilitated by the Ngāi Tahu Research Centre. Up to three scholarships are available annually for applicants of Ngāi Tahu descent. A further two scholarships are available annually to all students undertaking studies facilitated by the Ngāi Tahu Research Centre. The scholarship provides financial assistance to a value of $16,000 per 120 points of enrolment for scholarships reserved for those of Ngāi Tahu descent, and to a value of $12,000 per 120 points of enrolment for an open scholarship. The scholarship also covers full tuition fees for the specified programme of study, at the New Zealand domestic rate, and the Student Services Levy for the term of the scholarship.

Ngai Tahu Research Centre Doctoral Scholarship


These scholarships support PhD students whose study is facilitated through the Ngāi Tahu Research Centre at the University of Canterbury. The University will make available up to three scholarships annually. Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu will make available up to two scholarships every third year.

To download a copy of the scholarship regulations and to apply online please visit


To enquire please contact the Ngāi Tahu Research Centre Administrator, phone: +64 3 369 5527 or email: ntrc@canterbury.ac.nz

Celebrate Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori 2019 Maori Language Week at the UC RECCENTRE

To celebrate Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori 2019 Maori Language Week at the UC RecCentre for 9 – 15 September, we’ve got some neat stuff for you to try.

Try a FREE Spin Class taught entirely in Te Reo. Join Huhana-Suzanne Carter on Wednesday 11 September at 10.30am, for a special Spin class, taught entirely in Te Reo. This class is open to anyone who’d like to try it, whether you’re a member of the RecCentre or not. No fees, just bring your staff or student ID and sign in at the gate.

Free Stuff for the WHOLE WEEK!
Need a towel? No sweat! Would you like to spin for free? Excellent. Just ask for either of these in Māori, and we’ll loan it to you absolutely free. Both offers valid all week, and all attempts rewarded.

He tāora mōku – Can I have a towel please?  Watch a video
He pāhi eke pahikara māku – Can I have a spin token please?  Watch a video

Head to our UC Rec&Sport youtube page (or use the direct links above) and hear Stacey Niao, one of our awesome team members, speak the questions in Te Reo.

Kia pai tō wiki!
UC Rec&Sport

He aitua – Tahu Pōtiki

He pōkēao rukiruki ko tau ki ruka o Pukekura
Ko te au waikamo o Ōtākou e rere noa
Ko taka te pou kaiāwhā o Te Whare o Ruahikihiki
E hopo nei tō rahi, ko tuakoka tō iwi i tāhau riroka atu
Kai te pātaka mātauraka, kai te toki kao matariki
Ko karakahia koe e kā pou tūtei o Hinenuitepō
E Tahu Kūmea, e Tahu Whakaero,
E Tahu, hanatu atu rā ki te whare o Pōhutukawa
E au te moe

It is with sadness that we mourn the loss of Tahu Pōtiki, esteemed tribal leader of Ngāi Tahu.

Tahu served his iwi in various roles including CEO of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and Chair of the Ngāi Tahu Development Corporation. He worked relentlessly to revitalise and preserve Ngāi Tahu reo, tikanga and history across his iwi, hapū whānau and extended communities.

We wish to pass on our thoughts to his wife, Megan and their three children, Rīpeka, Timoti and Tukitaharaki.

His funeral service will be held on Sunday 1 September at 11am.

Nā reira, kai te tuakana, kai te hoa, haere atu rā

Nāhaku noa, nā

Darryn Russell
Assistant Vice-Chancellor Māori | Te Amokapua Māori

If Your Macrons Stop Working

From time to time I find my macrons suddenly stop working.
This is almost certainly because I have accidentally hit the Windows key + space bar, which is the shortcut to switch the keyboard input method from the Māori keyboard that I usually use, back to the US keyboard.

To correct this:
Press Windows key + space bar to switch it back

1. Click the keyboard input language button, located at the far right end of your taskbar (in the bottom right corner of your monitor/screen).
It looks like this:



2. Then click English (New Zealand) Maori keyboard.

To use Macrons, see my Tech Tip Type Using Macrons.

For other great time-saving tips, look up:
Being more efficient with your technology
Technology Information for Staff website

Was this tip helpful to you? Anything else you want to know? Got some suggestions? Please leave a comment below or let me know.

You’ll find more learning at Learning and Development.

First Nations’ Futures Programme Scholarships Open Now!

The First Nations’ Futures Programme provides an unique opportunity for aspiring Ngāi Tahu leaders and other Māori postgraduate students to gain access to leading international research and thinking within a specifically indigenous context.

The First Nations’ Futures Programme is held at Stanford University for two weeks in October/November.

Stanford University Grounds

Applications are also invited from Ngāi Tahu and other Māori undergraduate students who are close to completion of their degree and who intend to apply for postgraduate study in 2019-2020.

The closing date for expressions of interest is 31 May, 2019.

Submitting your application:

  1. Download the 2019 FNFP Application Form and Guidelines from the website here>
  2. Email the completed application form with a copy of your CV and relevant supporting documentation to: kirsty.ameriks@canterbury.ac.nz and cc ntrc@canterbury.ac.nz
  3. Applications must be received by Friday 31 May 2019

For more information refer to the website or email ntrc@canterbury.ac.nz