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Māori and Pasifika Trades Training support available in Northland

Te Matarau Education Trust offers fees-free trades training in Northland. We strive to work alongside Māori and Pasifika students to achieve their professional goals and identify, work towards and remove barriers to learning.

We provide manaaki tangata wrap around support to all of our ākonga (learners) across Tai Tokerau / Northland.  Te Matarau Education Trust  supports our learners through Level 3 & 4 trades training and onto employment by working with a holistic view under the ethics of tika, pono and aroha.

If you are aged between 16 and 40, give us a call on 0800GETTRADES during normal office hours and take the first step in what could become your career.

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Investing In Trades; Growing Skilled Northlanders

Te Kaupapa – Our Purpose
Kete Riki, Kete Tangariki – to assist our people on their life’s journey
Te Pae Tawhiti – Our Vision
Kia tu tangata ai tatou, puta noa i te ao – we will stand with confidence and competence anywhere in the world

Te Matarau means many faces. The tribal bodies who make up Te Matarau Education Trust are Te Uri o Hau, Ngātiwai, Ngāti Hau Trust Board, Ngāti Hine and Ngai Takoto.


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To apply with Te Matarau Education Trust, you’ll need to meet the following criteria:

  • Applicant must be 16-40 years of age
  • Applicant must be Māori or Pasifika
  • Be a student enrolling in one of our recognised programmes at NorthTec, or other approved education provider

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0800 GETTRADES (0800 438 872)