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.
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.
FAREWELL TO VAL HOOGERBRUGGE
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.
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.
Former Chairman of Central Plateau REAP
Upcoming courses and additional services
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.