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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Special one off chance to give boxing a go! So much more than physical fitness. Improve your mental well being as well. Build confidence. Whanau welcome. Enrol now by emailing ako@reapcentralplateau.nz. FREE! ... See MoreSee Less

Special one off chance to give boxing a go! So much more than physical fitness. Improve your mental well being as well. Build confidence. Whanau welcome. Enrol now by emailing ako@reapcentralplateau.nz. FREE!
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Adult and Community Education classes for Term 3. Sign up now - we are filling up fast! Email ako@reapcentralplateau.nz for more details of each programme or check out the latest news section on our website. ... See MoreSee Less

Adult and Community Education classes for Term 3. Sign up now - we are filling up fast! Email ako@reapcentralplateau.nz for more details of each programme or check out the latest news section on our website.
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Kia ora koutou. We invite you to come along for some quiet time in a warm room relaxing to the healing sounds of the natural world. Under 16's welcome with a parent or caregiver. Email us now to register. ... See MoreSee Less

Kia ora koutou. We invite you to come along for some quiet time in a warm room relaxing to the healing sounds of the natural world. Under 16s welcome with a parent or caregiver. Email us now to register.

Kia ora koutou. We invite you to come along for some quiet time in a warm room relaxing to the healing sounds of the natural world. Email ako@reapcentralplateau.nz to register. Under 16's welcome with a parent or caregiver. ... See MoreSee Less

Kia ora koutou. We invite you to come along for some quiet time in a warm room relaxing to the healing sounds of the natural world. Email ako@reapcentralplateau.nz to register. Under 16s welcome with a parent or caregiver.

Nau mai Haere mai. New short course on Raranga Harakeke. Now Thursday evenings. Experienced weaver Melanie Gaw will take you through the beginnings of weaving including tikanga around harvesting and sustainabilility practices. Coming to REAP learning to weave and enjoying the connection with others has become a happy place for many of our learners. Now it's your chance! ... See MoreSee Less

Nau mai Haere mai. New short course on Raranga Harakeke. Now Thursday evenings. Experienced weaver Melanie Gaw will take you through the beginnings of weaving including tikanga around harvesting and sustainabilility practices. Coming to REAP learning to weave and enjoying the connection with others has become a happy place for many of our learners. Now its your chance!

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Get in quick! Guaranteed to go fast. A chance to have a taste of what a boxing programme entails before you invest further. Enrol now ako@reapcentralplateau.nz ... See MoreSee Less

Get in quick! Guaranteed to go fast. A chance to have a taste of what a boxing programme entails before you invest further. Enrol now ako@reapcentralplateau.nz

NEW Class! REAP are now offering a daytime class to learn the basics of te reo Māori. Begin your learning journey now! Warm, engaging tutor. No pressure. Come along and give it a go. Learn how to pronounce local place names! Email ako@reapcentralplateau.nz to register. FREE for NZ citizens, residents. ... See MoreSee Less

NEW Class! REAP are now offering a daytime class to learn the basics of te reo Māori. Begin your learning journey now! Warm, engaging tutor. No pressure. Come along and give it a go. Learn how to pronounce local place names! Email ako@reapcentralplateau.nz to register. FREE for NZ citizens, residents.

Kia ora! On Thursday 18 July at 12.30pm we are holding a shared lunch as part of our Matariki celebrations.

Food is central to the celebration of Matariki, and particularly relevant given the theme this year of “Matariki heri kai”. Different stars in the cluster have an association to the various domains from where we source our food. This connection reaffirms relationships with our environment and signifies the importance of food in the celebration of Matariki. We invite you to bring a plate of your favourite kai and join us to celebrate Matariki!

When: Thursday 18 July, 12.30pm to 1.30pm
Where: 73 Titiraupenga Street

We extend a special invitation to our International Community to share in this celebration.

Mānawatia a Matariki!

Roana Bennett
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Kia ora! On Thursday 18 July at 12.30pm we are holding a shared lunch as part of our Matariki celebrations. Food is central to the celebration of Matariki, and particularly relevant given the theme this year of “Matariki heri kai”. Different stars in the cluster have an association to the various domains from where we source our food. This connection reaffirms relationships with our environment and signifies the importance of food in the celebration of Matariki. We invite you to bring a plate of your favourite kai and join us to celebrate Matariki! When: Thursday 18 July, 12.30pm to 1.30pm Where: 73 Titiraupenga Street We extend a special invitation to our International Community to share in this celebration. Mānawatia a Matariki! Roana Bennett General Manager

Kia ora. REAP are very pleased to be able to offer you Te Reo Maori for Beginners again at Reporoa. Thank you to the College for providing the space. Continue your learning journey or start! Nau mai Haere mai. Please email ako@reapcentralplateau.nz to register. FREE for NZ citizens, residents. ... See MoreSee Less

Kia ora. REAP are very pleased to be able to offer you Te Reo Maori for Beginners again at Reporoa. Thank you to the College for providing the space. Continue your learning journey or start! Nau mai Haere mai. Please email ako@reapcentralplateau.nz to register. FREE for NZ citizens, residents.

We're looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow (Saturday) to support the Tauhara Collective by planting native trees on Mt Tauhara. Unfortunately, the early morning Whangai te Hautapu Ceremony has been cancelled, but we will still be meeting at 10:30 to hear about the project, learn about Matariki and plant 2000 native trees. Plant your wish for the year with your first tree and send it to Hiwa-i-te-rangi (the wishing star)!🌟✨💚🌳 ... See MoreSee Less

Te Reo Maori classes for Intermediate/Advanced Beginners start 15 July in Turangi and 16 July in Taupō. Continue your reo journey with Moepuke Manunui-Church. Email ako@reapcentraplateau.nz or phone 07 378 8109 to register. ... See MoreSee Less

Te Reo Maori classes for Intermediate/Advanced Beginners start 15 July in Turangi and 16 July in Taupō. Continue your reo journey with Moepuke Manunui-Church. Email ako@reapcentraplateau.nz or phone 07 378 8109 to register.Image attachment

Term 3 programmes - sign up now! NZSL evening class is back! Te Reo Māori classes in Taupō, Reporoa, Whakamaru and Turangi. Plus a new "Intro to Homesteading" programme. Winter Warmers to start with. Get back to basics and learn a few of those "old" skills some missed out on eg darning, knitting, crochet, how to cook easy soups! Make some new friends and support each other along the way. Have some skills we haven't? You are welcome to join and share your knowledge with others. Call 07 378 8109 or email ako@reapcentralplateau to register your interest. ... See MoreSee Less

Term 3 programmes - sign up now! NZSL evening class is back! Te Reo Māori classes in Taupō, Reporoa, Whakamaru and Turangi. Plus a new Intro to Homesteading programme. Winter Warmers to start with. Get back to basics and learn a few of those old skills some missed out on eg darning, knitting, crochet, how to cook easy soups! Make some new friends and support each other along the way. Have some skills we havent? You are welcome to join and share your knowledge with others. Call 07 378 8109 or email ako@reapcentralplateau to register your interest.Image attachmentImage attachment
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"Ngā mihi o Matariki, te tau hou Māori"

Bring your workmates along on Wednesday, or your whanau along next Saturday 6th July! Help restore the native korowai on Mt Tauhara and celebrate Matariki with us. Plant your wish or goal for the new year with your tree and send it to Hiwa-i-te-rangi. What better way to kick off a new year than by improving your local environment for people and wildlife, spending time out in nature with those that you love, and then sharing kai together. See you there! 💚🌳
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Calling all Board Gamers. Please note our morning session this weekend is cancelled due to Matariki but we will open again the following Saturday 6 July. ... See MoreSee Less

Calling all Board Gamers. Please note our morning session this weekend is cancelled due to Matariki but we will open again the following Saturday 6 July.

Board gamers out there. No games session this weekend due to Matariki. We will open up again the following Saturday 6 July. See you then! ... See MoreSee Less

Board gamers out there. No games session this weekend due to Matariki. We will open up again the following Saturday 6 July. See you then!

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REAP Reminder: Nau mai haere mai Movie Night tonight! Soup and buns for tea. All FREE! 5pm for 5.30pm showing. ... See MoreSee Less

REAP Reminder: Nau mai haere mai Movie Night tonight! Soup and buns for tea. All FREE! 5pm for 5.30pm showing.

20 June is World Refugee Day. There are 110 million people worldwide who have been forcibly displaced from their homes due to persecution, conflict, violence, human rights violations and events related to climate change. Each year, New Zealand accepts 1,500 refugees as part of an agreement with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
"Disruption is inevitable; tragedy is not."
- Gaia Vince
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20 June is World Refugee Day. There are 110 million people worldwide who have been forcibly displaced from their homes due to persecution, conflict, violence, human rights violations and events related to climate change. Each year, New Zealand accepts 1,500 refugees as part of an agreement with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Disruption is inevitable; tragedy is not. - Gaia Vince
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“Despite all our accomplishments, we owe our existence to a six-inch layer of topsoil and the fact it rains.”
Central Plateau REAP presents this free community viewing of “Six Inches of Soil” in Taupō on Monday 24 June at 5pm.
The film, Six Inches of Soil, tells the story of a group of farmers, communities, small businesses, chefs and entrepreneurs who are leading the way to transform how food is produced and consumed.
Come and see how this British case study can help us reflect on our own agricultural processes here in Aotearoa, and what we can do to support our New Zealand Agricultural sector as it tackles the issues related to land-use change whilst remaining financially viable.
Our own Central Plateau screening of the film will be on Monday 24 June at 5pm to 7pm at REAP Central Plateau – 73 Titiraupenga Street, Taupō. Join us for some kai and conversation, and to watch this film together.
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“Despite all our accomplishments, we owe our existence to a six-inch layer of topsoil and the fact it rains.” Central Plateau REAP presents this free community viewing of “Six Inches of Soil” in Taupō on Monday 24 June at 5pm. The film, Six Inches of Soil, tells the story of a group of farmers, communities, small businesses, chefs and entrepreneurs who are leading the way to transform how food is produced and consumed. Come and see how this British case study can help us reflect on our own agricultural processes here in Aotearoa, and what we can do to support our New Zealand Agricultural sector as it tackles the issues related to land-use change whilst remaining financially viable. Our own Central Plateau screening of the film will be on Monday 24 June at 5pm to 7pm at REAP Central Plateau – 73 Titiraupenga Street, Taupō. Join us for some kai and conversation, and to watch this film together.

Are you raising someone else’s child full-time?
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren provides support, information, advice, advocacy services and caregiver education programmes nationwide to full-time caregivers who are raising a child not born to them. Membership is free. Call us on toll free 0800 GRANDS or visit www.grg.nz to join.
Our groups offer:
• Support from other carers who have experienced the joys and trials of taking on the care of mokopuna.
• Information and advice about benefits, dealing with the courts, other agencies and whanau.
• Advocacy Services that act on your behalf with WINZ, Oranga Tamariki and others.
• Education programmes that help you rebuild skills in raising children and understanding the current education system.

Do you want to know more about custody of mokopuna/tamariki?
Are you interested in knowing about family disputes mediation?
Do you want expert insights into parenting through separation?
If your answer YES comes along to a session advertised below, run by kaiārahi/guides from the family court.
Please RSVP to Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Turangi Coordinator John McRae, Turangi@grg.org.nz or 021521900
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Are you raising someone else’s child full-time? Grandparents Raising Grandchildren provides support, information, advice, advocacy services and caregiver education programmes nationwide to full-time caregivers who are raising a child not born to them. Membership is free. Call us on toll free 0800 GRANDS or visit www.grg.nz to join. Our groups offer: • Support from other carers who have experienced the joys and trials of taking on the care of mokopuna. • Information and advice about benefits, dealing with the courts, other agencies and whanau. • Advocacy Services that act on your behalf with WINZ, Oranga Tamariki and others. • Education programmes that help you rebuild skills in raising children and understanding the current education system. Do you want to know more about custody of mokopuna/tamariki? Are you interested in knowing about family disputes mediation? Do you want expert insights into parenting through separation? If your answer YES comes along to a session advertised below, run by kaiārahi/guides from the family court. Please RSVP to Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Turangi Coordinator John McRae, Turangi@grg.org.nz or 021521900

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Are you raising your grandchild or someone else’s child full time? If YES, you are not alone! JOIN Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Trust New Zealand (GRG) today… By joining GRG, this enables you access to essential services, including Community Outreach Advocacy, SALT Trauma-Informed Care Workshops, Information Resources and Help & Referrals through the FREE 0800 GRANDS helpline. Join here 👉 tinyurl.com/4wumm5hj www.GRG.nz 0800 GRANDS office@grg.nz

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Autism Support Group - first meeting is tomorrow 18 June anytime between 4pm to 6pm. We can send you a link via teams in Outlook if you cannot make it in person. All welcome. FREE. ... See MoreSee Less

Autism Support Group - first meeting is tomorrow 18 June anytime between 4pm to 6pm. We can send you a link via teams in Outlook if you cannot make it in person. All welcome. FREE.
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Thank you so much Pelorus Trust! With your generous grant, Turangi Playgroup was able to have their grounds at Baden Powell Hall repaired and re-grassed, once the new grass grows their lucky tamariki will have a safe and lovely place to play - thanks again Pelorus Trust! ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you so much Pelorus Trust! With your generous grant, Turangi Playgroup was able to have their grounds at Baden Powell Hall repaired and re-grassed, once the new grass grows their lucky tamariki will have a safe and lovely place to play - thanks again Pelorus Trust!Image attachmentImage attachment+1Image attachment

Baytrust extend a warm invite to local groups, organisations, Hapū, Iwi who have an interest or alignment for funding. (Visit Baytrust website to check alignment). Baytrust have invited local and national funders to join the session to engage with the community and provide an opportunity to clarify about the funders' organisations and the funding support each can provide. ... See MoreSee Less

Baytrust extend a warm invite to local groups, organisations, Hapū, Iwi who have an interest or alignment for funding. (Visit Baytrust website to check alignment). Baytrust have invited local and national funders to join the session to engage with the community and provide an opportunity to clarify about the funders organisations and the funding support each can provide.

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

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.

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