Andrina Taukiri – He Toki Ki Te Rika ‘Wahine Tradie’ Interview with Kurakura Pounamu


With a proud local history of Māori achievement in trades, He Toki ki te Rika is the next evolution of Māori Trade Training re-established after the quakes to ensure our people can play a distinguished role in the Canterbury rebuild.

He Toki is a 12 to 14 week Māori pre-trade training course covering programmes in carpentry, painting and decorating, plasterboard, plumbing, masonry, fabricating and drainlaying.

The students are taught at CPIT’s Trades and Innovation campus and learn in a cultural environment, which involves tikanga and use of te reo.

Listen to the korero from Andrina Taukiri ‘He Toki Ki Te Rika’ Student studying carpentry on the Kurakura Pounamu Show