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Providers awarded $1.1 million in education contracts

Providers awarded $1.1 million in education contracts

Education Minister Anne Tolley says twenty-one providers around New Zealand have been awarded contracts worth over $1.1 million to provide Learning Experiences Outside the Classroom (LEOTC) following the latest contestable tender round.

“452,000 students are taking part in LEOTC visits this year, with the support of the Government’s annual investment of around $5 million,” says Mrs Tolley.

“The programmes allow teachers to take students out of the traditional classroom and to link their curriculum learning with real-life experiences.

“The successful providers cover a wide range of settings and learning experiences, from museums and art galleries to performing arts, media production and environmental education.

“But they all have one thing in common. They deliver hands-on educational experiences that enhance and enrich student learning, and provide effective support for the national curriculum and Government education priorities.

“The Ministry will continually monitor all of the programmes to make sure they are effective and that they are delivering the best possible learning for students.”

The successful LEOTC providers are:


Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts (East Auckland) ($60,000)

Auckland Art Gallery ($57,500)

TelstraClear Pacific (performing arts, South Auckland) ($51,000)

Corban Estate Arts Centre (West Auckland) ($50,700)

Bay of Plenty

Tauranga Art Gallery ($40,000)


Nga Mahi Te Taiao (environmental education) ($37,000)


Rotokare Scenic Reserve (environmental education) ($12,500)

Govett-Brewster Art Gallery ($44,200)


Sarjeant Gallery ($52,300)


Pataka Museum of Arts and Cultures ($52,000)

Capital E (TV/media production) ($80,000)

City Gallery ($82,800)


The Suter Art Gallery ($37,000)

Whenua Iti Outdoors ($36,800)


Horizons Unlimited (outdoor education) ($51,700)


Kati Huirapa Runaka ki Puketeraki (Māori language education) ($46,000)

Dunedin Art Gallery ($55,000)

Otago Peninsula Trust (albatross colony) ($20,000)


Southland Museum and Art Gallery ($38,500)


DANZ Dance Aotearoa New Zealand ($57,000)

Heurisko (virtual field trips) ($161,000)

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