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




Kia ora.

After over 30 years of service to Central Plateau REAP, Val Hoogerbrugge has decided to step down from the board.

We are indebted to her for her integrity, compassion and vision – and her belief in the good that REAP does in the community.

Val has left big shoes to fill, and we wish her well in her retirement. Below is a special message from Val to the REAP team and the Central Plateau community.

Marilyn Kidd


Marilyn Kidd Chairman_edited
Board Former Chair Photo Val Hoogerbrugge

Tēnā koutou katoa.

The role of Central Plateau REAP is to nurture and support the people and communities of the Central Plateau region. I strongly believe that we are so much richer when we live within a vibrant, healthy and positive community. We all have a part to play in building our community.

Significant numbers of learners and whānau are positively impacted every day by the programmes and services the REAP delivers. REAP is without a doubt an important and worthy organisation within the Taupō district landscape.  I encourage you to find out more about what we do, and to join the team the journey. I have thoroughly enjoyed watching the organisation grow.

A community is a powerful social structure that nurtures and supports its members.

Community is everything.

He waka eke noa. We are all in this together.

Val Hoogerbrugge

Val Hoogerbrugge

Former Chairman of Central Plateau REAP

Adult Community Education
Early Childhood Education


Upcoming courses and additional services

Adult Community Education

Transition to Adulthood

We support young people aged 17 to 24 who are transitioning out of Oranga Tamariki care into adulthood. Our mentors help to ensure that rangatahi leaving care have the same opportunities in life as any other New Zealander and that they have help to plan for a positive future.

Internet Service Provider

Central Plateau REAP developed Taupo’s first ISP (Internet Service Provider) and provides various internet services including high speed wireless broadband.

Learning Assessments

A particular area of focus for the schools programme is support for students with specific learning disorders such as Dyslexia, Dysgraphia and Dyscalculia.


Keep up-to-date with REAP

Governance Opportunity:

Governance Opportunity: Calling for Expressions of Interest in joining the REAP Central Plateau Board! Do you want to play a role in the governance of a long-standing, high-integrity community organisation that services the communities of the Central Plateau? REAP...

2022 AGM for REAP Central Plateau

Kia ora! The 2022 AGM for REAP Central Plateau will be held at 5pm Thursday 19 May 2022 at 73 Titiraupenga Street, Taupo. A notice of agenda has been sent to all members whose addresses are known. Board Elections 2022: Four nominations have been received for four...

Covid-19 Pandemic Response

IMPORTANT We want to keep you and others safe. REAP Central Plateau will require a vaccine pass for any person entering the following REAP sites or attending the following REAP programmes: REAP Central Plateau, 73 Titiraupenga Street, Taupō Tūrangi REAP Playgroup,...