Tēnā koutou!

Nau mai ki tēnei whārangi ipurangi o Central Plateau REAP.

Welcome to Central Plateau REAP website.

Our Mission / Te Arotanga:      

To facilitate lifelong learning and community wellbeing

Whāia te Māramatanga me te Oranga

Our Vision / Te Pae Tawhiti:         

Confident, skilled and connected communities across the Central Plateau

Tū Maia, Tūhono

ABOUT REAP

Central Plateau REAP is a not-for-profit organisation that delivers a variety of personalised education and whānau focused programmes and services throughout the Central Plateau region.

Our programmes cover a wide range of kaupapa including early childhood, schooling, learning support, rangatahi mentoring, adult literacy and numeracy, and community education. We operate our own ISP (Internet Service Provider) to support connectivity in remote areas.

The aim of REAP is to advance community development through quality lifelong education in rural Aotearoa. As one of 13 REAPs nationwide, our purpose is to redress the disadvantages experienced by rural communities in accessing the range and depth of activities and services enjoyed by those who live in urban areas.

Roana Bennett

message from general manager / Tumu Whakarae

Roana Bennett

E mihi kau ana ki a koutou katoa!

We are pleased to announce that we have relaunched Central Plateau REAP as a Charitable Trust, after 40 years as an Incorporated Society. The new legal structure will ensure that REAP remains fit-for-purpose for the next 40 years of service to our communities of the Central Plateau.

Our services and programmes remain the same, as does our dedication and commitment to our mission: “To facilitate lifelong learning and community wellbeing.”

Our vision of “Confident, skilled and connected communities across the Central Plateau” is our driver – Tū Maia, Tūhono!

I want to extend my heartfelt admiration to our dedicated team of educators, mentors, coordinators, support staff and managers at REAP whose tireless efforts exemplify the true spirit of community development. Their passion for serving others is both commendable and inspirational, and a testament to the power of collective action. Thank you for your invaluable contributions and unwavering commitment to creating positive change in our community.

Central Plateau REAP is an extraordinary place to work. Serving communities and people, in good times and in times of trial, is an honourable legacy that we are privileged to continue.

Nō reira, kia kaha, kia maia, kia manawanui.

Roana Bennett

GENERAL MANAGER / TUMU WHAKARAE

 

Schools
Adult Community Education
Early Childhood Education

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REAP reminder: Rāranga Harakeke is on this Saturday TURANGI. Feel free to go along if you are a NZ citizen there are spaces available. FREE. ... See MoreSee Less

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REAP REMINDER: Rāranga Harakeke is on in Turangi this Saturday 15 June. Still some spaces left in the class so feel free to come along. Experienced local tutor Kyla Ngawairau. FREE for NZ citizens. ... See MoreSee Less

REAP REMINDER: Rāranga Harakeke is on in Turangi this Saturday 15 June. Still some spaces left in the class so feel free to come along. Experienced local tutor Kyla Ngawairau. FREE for NZ citizens.

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Autism Support Group has been postponed until Tuesday 18th June due to illness. Apologies for any inconvenience! See you all next week!

It's World Ocean Day, and there's no better time to give a shoutout to our amazing oceans! They cover more than 70% of our planet's surface and are absolutely essential for life on Earth. From providing us with oxygen and regulating the climate to supporting a mind-blowing array of marine life, the oceans do it all.

But here's the catch: our oceans are in trouble. Climate change, pollution, overfishing, and habitat destruction are causing serious harm. Rising temperatures are bleaching corals, ocean acidification is making it tough for shellfish and corals, and plastic pollution is a nightmare for marine creatures and their homes.

Despite all this, the oceans are still our unsung heroes. They soak up about 30% of the carbon dioxide we produce, helping to fight climate change. The incredible biodiversity within the oceans holds potential solutions for medicine and food security. Plus, healthy oceans boost the economy and provide livelihoods for billions of people.

And here’s something to think about—although we live far from the coast, ocean conservation matters to us too. The health of our oceans impacts the entire planet's climate and weather patterns, influencing rainfall, droughts, and storms that affect agricultural production and water supplies. Many inland economies also rely on seafood and marine resources, directly or indirectly. By supporting ocean conservation, we're all contributing to a healthier planet, which in turn helps sustain our own environments and economies.

So, what can we do? Here are a few simple ways to help out:
- Cut down on plastic use and join a beach clean-up.
- Choose sustainable seafood.
- Speak up for policies that protect marine environments.
- Spread the word about why the oceans matter.
- Let’s work together to keep our oceans thriving for future generations.
🌍💙 #WorldOceanDay #SaveOurSeas #OceanHeroes #MarineConservation
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Its World Ocean Day, and theres no better time to give a shoutout to our amazing oceans! They cover more than 70% of our planets surface and are absolutely essential for life on Earth. From providing us with oxygen and regulating the climate to supporting a mind-blowing array of marine life, the oceans do it all. But heres the catch: our oceans are in trouble. Climate change, pollution, overfishing, and habitat destruction are causing serious harm. Rising temperatures are bleaching corals, ocean acidification is making it tough for shellfish and corals, and plastic pollution is a nightmare for marine creatures and their homes. Despite all this, the oceans are still our unsung heroes. They soak up about 30% of the carbon dioxide we produce, helping to fight climate change. The incredible biodiversity within the oceans holds potential solutions for medicine and food security. Plus, healthy oceans boost the economy and provide livelihoods for billions of people. And here’s something to think about—although we live far from the coast, ocean conservation matters to us too. The health of our oceans impacts the entire planets climate and weather patterns, influencing rainfall, droughts, and storms that affect agricultural production and water supplies. Many inland economies also rely on seafood and marine resources, directly or indirectly. By supporting ocean conservation, were all contributing to a healthier planet, which in turn helps sustain our own environments and economies. So, what can we do? Here are a few simple ways to help out: - Cut down on plastic use and join a beach clean-up. - Choose sustainable seafood. - Speak up for policies that protect marine environments. - Spread the word about why the oceans matter. - Let’s work together to keep our oceans thriving for future generations. 🌍💙 #WorldOceanDay #SaveOurSeas #OceanHeroes #MarineConservation
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