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Rhys Thurston- Te Ara o Tākitimu Co-ordinator

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Kua Takoto Te Manuka - Student Welcoming Hui 2020



August 24, 2020

On Friday the 31st, 2020, the staff and students of Te Ara o Takitimu engaged in an all-day welcoming hui, Kua Takoto Te Manuka. This was the final step in the scholarship application process. Coordinator, Rhys Thurston, described the day as “a time for us to come together to learn and talk about resilience and overcoming the barriers to employment”.

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Kua Takoto Te Mānuka 2020



March 20, 2020

Pre Acceptance Scholarship Hui

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Mentoring makes the difference



January 16, 2020

Chris Treacher, EIT’s Te Ara o Taakitimu’s Māori and Pasifika Mentor, is “part of the furniture” at localeducation and training provider G & H Training.

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