Nau mai ki tēnei whārangi ipurangi o Central Plateau REAP.

Welcome to the Central Plateau REAP website.


REAP Central Plateau is a not-for-profit organisation that offers personalised education and whānau-focused programmes and services to our communities.

Our programmes cover a wide range of kaupapa, including early childhood, schooling, learning support, rangatahi mentoring, and community education.

We have a rich 40-year history of building thriving communities through quality, accessible, lifelong education, and take pride in offering a warm, judgement-free space for people to connect, learn and grow.


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

Tangata ako ana I te kāenga, te tūranga ki te marae, tau ana.

A person nurtured in the community contributes strongly to society.

Thank-you to

Our partners

Our team

From the General Manager

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


REAP Central Plateau has remained a strong and present feature in our communities for more than 40 years because of our commitment to our mission, “To facilitate lifelong learning and community wellbeing”.

We have a team of dedicated individuals who consistently strive to build up our communities through education and support services.

The past few years have presented unique challenges, not just for our rohe, but across Aotearoa. However, the REAP team has risen to the challenge, continuing to deliver services and programmes that add value to our community and support locals to thrive.

REAP Central Plateau 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



REAP offers a range of services and programmes designed to meet the needs of rural and urban communities across the Central Plateau rohe.

Services & programmes we provide

Whanau Support

Central Plateau REAP is committed to supporting rangatahi and their whānau achieve their aspirations. We do this in a variety of ways, including supporting attendance at school, mentoring services and Strengthening Families.


Central Plateau REAP supports the 31 schools in the Central Plateau District by offering two opportunities a year for schools to apply for REAP assistance.

Adult and Community Education (ACE)

The purpose of Adult and Community Education (ACE) programmes is to provide community-based education, foundation skills, and pathways into other learning opportunities that meet community learning needs.

Early Childhood Education (ECE)

The Early Childhood Coordinator promotes Early Childhood Education through programme delivery and community events and initiatives.

Download our Strategic Planning document here:

We have four key learning objectives

Key outcomes





Participation & Engagement





Progress & Achievement


Results in our community

We are lucky to have an amazing resource available to us in Taupō. There is such a wealth of knowledge from all of the instructors.

Jodi Steele

This place brings you together with the community with all skills to offer, great help and teaching, especially Jude!

Vanessa Arnold

Great community place and for adult education, good facilities and the place is clean. Staff are wonderful, witty, nice. Recommend Reap, I was once a adult student studying there.


See a selection of our

Recent courses

Rāranga Harakeke

Basic weaving for beginners
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Autism Support

NEW support group for parents
Read more

NZ Sign Language Games

Enjoy a variety of games. Turn off your voice and sign.
Read More

Gamers group

A chance to play or favourite game or try a new one.
Read More

Office & room hire

We have two rooms – Tauhara and Pihanga – available for hire for seminars, workshops, conferences, interviews and meetings.

Office services

We have a number of computers available for public use on-site, as well as printing, photocopying and laminating services.

Whāia te Māramatanga me te Oranga

Tū Maia, Tūhono

A person nurtured in the community contributes strongly to society


73 Titiraupenga Street, Taupō 3330


  • Monday 9am – 4pm
  • Tuesday 9am – 4pm
  • Wednesday 9am – 4pm
  • Thursday 9am – 4pm
  • Friday 9am – 3pm
  • Saturday-Sunday Closed
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