4. REAP ANZ
Tararua REAP - History
Tararua REAP was formed in 1982 (initially under the name of Southern Hawkes Bay REAP). The change of name occurred in 1999 when the Board decided that the name Tararua REAP better described the area they served.
Tararua REAP is unique in its role as a provider, facilitator and broker of life long learning opportunities for the communities of the Tararua District. Tararua REAP's programmes, resources and services are based on filling gaps in education provision through innovation and through the use of an extensive and comprehensive needs analysis process.
The organisation is split into three operational sectors:
Each sector is lead by a Coordinator who is responsible for delivering programmes to local communities.
The services provided by Tararua REAP are to be based on the following understandings and underlying principles:
- REAPs are expected as part of their operations to routinely contact, network and liaise with all sections of their communities in order to achieve the outputs required.
- Tararua REAP services will seek to align with other education, health, welfare, labour market and social policy interventions and initiatives, so that resource provision is seamlessly integrated.
- Tararua REAP will combine national objectives with local priorities as identified by regular needs analysis across all sectors.
- REAP activity will empower local service provision and encourage independence.
Tararua REAP (Rural Education Activities Programme) Incorporated is controlled by a Governing Board and day to day operations are supervised by the Manager.
The current Board Members are:
Stephen Paewai Chairman
Jerome Pitt Deputy Chair
Dr Dawid de Villiers
Current Tararua REAP Staff
Peter Barton Manager
Lyn Joines Office Manager
VR Dama Accountant
Marianne Gemmell Adult & Community Education
Dana Augustine REAP Reading Assistance Coordinator
Rebecca Blatchford Early Childhood Education Coordinator
Marianne Gemmell Strenthening Families Coordinator Lee McMillan Family Violence Prevention Coordinator
Kataraina Ahipene Cleaner
REAP Aotearoa NZ
Strengthening of, and advocating for, the collective interests of REAPs
REAPANZ is the umbrella body for REAPs that:
- exists primarily for the mutual benefit, success and support of its members, the thirteen REAPs listed below.
- recognises the relationships implicit in Te Tiriti o Waitangi and accordingly will act in ways that may best reflect those principles.
- celebrates and recognising the unique individual nature and autonomy of each member.
- is committed to providing leadership based on collaboration and cooperation of the members.
The thirteen REAPs spread throughout New Zealand are:
Far North REAP - Kaitaia
Eastbay REAP - Whakatane
Tairawhiti REAP (Gisborne)
Central Plateau REAP (Taupo
Ruapehu REAP - Taihape
Central King Country REAP - Taumarunui
Tararua REAP - Dannevirke
Wairarapa REAP - Masterton
Marlborough REAP - Blenheim
Buller REAP - Westport
West REAP - Hokitika
Central Otago REAP - Alexandra
Southern REAP - Winton
Hauhake is a collective for Maori in REAP. Hauhake is the Maori word for REAP. The motivation for a Maori caucus was given voice at the Annual Conference, held in Turanganui-a-Kiwa in 2003. REAPers decided that it was time to make some changes in the way things were going and the idea of getting together as Maori, to support one another, to discuss our needs and aspirations and to address the needs of our clients came to the fore.
It represents a number of things.
1. the larger koru form an inverted mangopare
2. coming out of the mangopare are ihiihi or shoots
3. there are two shades of kikorangi in the moko
Mangopare implies never giving up, always striving for success, always striving to vanquish problems and difficulties.
The ihiihi allude to the growth that comes from striving, from hard work and labour, and this is what so many of us are involved in. They also allude to new growth which eventually will need to be harvested.
Kikorangi represents matauranga, knowledge and understanding. There are two shades of blue - the darker implies the knowledge that is obvious and upfront, while the lighter indicates something more subtle, more hidden, not so obvious and perhaps not so easily grasped.
Tararua REAP's Vision
Leading a community of learners
Creating learning opportunities for our community
Our Strategic Goals
Read our Strategic Plan
Tararua REAP Strategic Plan 2011-2016.pdf (0.09MB) Annual Plan Copies of the Tararua REAP Annual Plan are available at our office, 15 Gordon Street, Dannevirke, if you wish to call in and get one.