Tena koutou!

Nau mai ki tenei whārangi ipurangi o Central Plateau REAP.

Welcome to Central Plateau REAP 


To facilitate lifelong learning and community wellbeing.

OUR VISION:         

Confident, skilled and connected communities across the Central Plateau”


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

Roana Bennett

He mihi maioha tēnei e rere atu ana ki a koutou.

With the advent of a global pandemic that has impacted millions of people and caused economic and social chaos around the world, 2020 and 2021 were years like no others in modern times. Throughout this  turmoil, Central Plateau REAP has remained strong because of our commitment to our mission: “To facilitate lifelong learning and community wellbeing.

In this unique moment, the REAP team have risen to the occasion. The level of service delivery and learner engagement has been almost as high as previous years. This achievement is a collective effort from the team under very difficult circumstances and an indication of the strong commitment we have to learners and their whānau.

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



Adult Community Education
Early Childhood Education


Keep up-to-date with REAP

Wairakei Primary presents parent workshop sponsored by REAP with Kathryn Berkett

Kia ora! Wairakei Primary and REAP are hosting a parent workshop with Kathryn Berkett. Entry by gold coin donation. March 7, 2023 6.30-7pm Taupo Primary School All are welcome!

2023 AGM for REAP Central Plateau

Kia ora! The 2023 AGM for REAP Central Plateau will be held at 5pm Tuesday 16 May 2023 at 73 Titiraupenga Street, Taupo. A notice of agenda has been sent to all members whose addresses are known. Board Elections 2023 Please call 07 378 8109 or...

Sharon Walls takes on new challenge

“We are sad to say goodbye to Sharon Walls who has been the sunny, welcoming face of REAP in our reception area for the past three and a half years. She is taking on a new challenge with a local business and we wish her all the best. Sharon always has time for...

Luke Stevens sets off on new challenge

“Luke Stevens has been an integral part of our Rangatahi Mentoring Team for the past three years. He has worked alongside many of our rangatahi in the wider Central Plateau region, supporting them to dream and aspire, and helping them onto a pathway of success. He...