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What is Eastbay REAP?  He aha te āhuatanga o Eastbay REAP?

Eastbay REAP - serving the eastern Bay of Plenty - awhi tonu atu, mai rā anō

Eastbay REAP (Rural Education Activities Programme) is an education-focused community and social development organisation established in 1981 by the Ministry of Education.

We respond to the needs of the community across the early childhood, school, adult and community education sectors.  We serve the eastern Bay of Plenty region from Ruatāhuna to Matata and eastward to Cape Runaway.

Eastbay REAP is also an NZQA-registered Private Training Establishment (PTE) and we offer a variety of courses, tailor-made to meet the needs of learners.

“We are passionate about strengthening and growing communities through education. We are committed to the principles of kāwanatanga, manaakitanga and rangatiratanga (governance, hospitality and integrity).  Collaboration, equity and environmental responsibility underpin our practices.”

There are 13 REAPs supporting community learning in rural Aotearoa - New Zealand. REAPs are mainly funded through central government contracts from the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Social Development and the Tertiary Education Commission.

There are four Eastbay REAP offices…

>  Eastbay REAP Whakatāne
>  Eastbay REAP Ōpōtiki
>  Eastbay REAP Kawerau
>  Eastbay REAP Murupara

For further info of national REAP
locations please

Kaitaia Map Link

Whakatane Map Link

Gisborne Map Link

Taupo Map Link

Taihape Map Link

Taumarunui Map Link

Dannevirke Map Link

Masterton Map Link

Blenheim Map Link

Westport Map Link

Hokitika Map Link

Alexandra Map Link

Winton Map Link

Eastbay REAP hauhake - Māori caucus

Hauhake translates as ‘to reap’ or ‘to harvest’. Itis the name given to REAP’s Māori caucus, which is made up of Māori staff and board members. The Māori caucus has a responsibility to ensure Māori are well served, and that our organisation is responsive to meeting the needs of Māori.

Hauhake members from New Zealand’s thirteen REAPs meet at least annually to share best practice.  Hauhake members are also represented on the REAPANZ national executive and so provide and receive guidance at a national level.


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