Ngā Manu Kōrero funding

This page provides information on Ngā Manu Kōrero speech contests funding and explains the steps that boards need to take to claim the additional funding.

Level of compliance Main audience Other


  • Principals and tumuaki
  • Administrators
  • Teachers and kaiako
  • Boards

Schools need to know that they can claim reimbursement for teachers who support Ngā Manu Kōrero speech contests.

About the funding

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 can't be made to organising committees or other bodies.

Applying for funding

You must consult with the local Ngā Manu Kōrero 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 PPTA

Post Primary Teachers' Association
PO Box 2119
Attn: Te Makao Bowkett, Apiha Māori

PPTA website(external link)

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