Ngā Manu Korero funding

A national entitlement of 350 relief teacher days is available to administer the Ngā Manu Korero speech contests, under provisions of the Secondary Teachers’ Employment Agreement.

This funding pool is jointly managed by the Post Primary Teachers’ Association (PPTA) and the Ministry of Education.

Payment may only be made to boards that have applied through the process below. Payments cannot be made to organising committees or other bodies.

Applying for funding

You must consult with the local Ngā Manu Korero organising committee before you apply.

Step 1

The board writes a letter of application to the PPTA. The application should include:

  • dates and location of the competitions 
  • the names of the teachers requiring leave for attendance.

Step 2

The PPTA assesses all applications, and then passes its recommendations to the Ministry of Education.

Step 3

The Ministry gives approval.

Step 4

The Resourcing Division processes the application, and sends payment to the approved board.

Contact details for PPTA

PO Box 2119
Attn: Te Makao Bowkett, Apiha Māori (external link)

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