In September 2012, Ngāti Pāhauwera Development Trust in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, began the undertaking of an Environmental Scan and Iwi profile.

The primary objective of that particular undertaking was to develop social, education, training and employment opportunities for the hapū within our core area. This was completed in 2012 and provided the comprehensive baseline information about education provision in the Ngāti Pāhuwera rohe and enabled the Trust to move forward and start developing an Education Strategy that aligned with the several recommendations that arose from that.

Those were summarised as the following:

  • Life-long Learning
  • Improved cultural literacy
  • Medium term and multi-year work programmes
  • Developing post-secondary skills and education plans


In late 2013, the Ministry of Education agreed to collaborate further and provided funding towards the development of an Iwi Education Strategy, a Database and Implementation plans. This work was completed in early 2016 and comprised of three (3) reports, Education Strategy, Action Plan: Community Education, Action Plan: Measuring Success of Outcomes (RBA)

These reports are below.

Education Strategy

Ngāti Pāhauwera Development Trust provides valuable perspectives of the education priorities from a group of very experienced people who have  worked in the both compulsory and non-­compulsory education sectors over a number of years. This strategy reflects Ngāti Pāhauwera educational aspirations, outcomes and actions toward achieving these goals.

Read the full Strategy.

Action Plan One: Community Education

The strategic framework is a construction of five key goals that are generated out of a range of strategic issues that impact on Ngāti Pāhauwera
as a nation of people focussed on raising the prosperity of their whānau, hapū and surrounding communities. The goals are then developed into
objectives to be actioned through a series of implementation steps to be reviewed for successful outcome completion.

Read Part One of the Implementation Plan.

Action Plan Two: Measuring Success of Outcomes

Central to the achievement of the community-orientated goals and programme goals described in this action plan is the application of RBA as a reliable, robust and to-the-point system of accountability. This systematic process of accountability is adopted in the measurement of how well NgātI Pāhauwera Development Trust and its programme leaders jointly with whānau are making a difference in the lives of the people they serve. In other words, how does the Trust know:

  • How much they did to make a difference?
  • How well they did it?
  • Is anyone better off?


Read Part Two of the Implementation Plan

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