About Us

Central Plateau REAP is a not-for-profit organisation that delivers a variety of educational and whānau focused programmes within the Central Plateau region.

Our programmes cover a wide range of kaupapa including early childhood, schooling, learning support, rangatahi mentoring, adult literacy and numeracy, and community education. We operate our own ISP (Internet Service Provider) to ensure connectivity into remote areas within our region.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

The aim of REAP is to advance community development through quality lifelong education in rural Aotearoa. As one of 13 REAPs nationwide, our purpose is to redress the disadvantages experienced by rural communities in accessing the range and depth of activities and services enjoyed by those who live in urban areas.

Specific programmes and initiatives are:
• Tūrangi playgroup
• Early childhood sector development
• Attendance service
• Schools grants
• Learning support
• Rangatahi mentoring
• Male mentoring
• Transition support
• Strengthening families
• Intensive Literacy and Numeracy
• Community education
               o Te Reo courses
               o Sign language programmes
               o Health and well-being
               o Parenting

PROFILES

Val

Val

Board Chair

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Marilyn

Marilyn

Chair (Finance)

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Geoff Rameka

Geoff Rameka

Māori Representative

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Roana Bennett

Roana Bennett

General Manager

Kia ora
Ko te Arawa te Waka. Ko Ngāti Whakaue te iwi. Ko Roana Bennett taku ingoa.

I joined Central Plateau REAP as General Manager in January 2020 after a career in education and community development at senior management and governance levels. I relish the opportunity to join a great team making a real difference in the Central Plateau region.

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