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Saran Read


Saran Read (Ngāti Kahungunu ki Te Wairoa / Rongowhakaata) has ten years’ experience in business education. She is the owner of Infinite Learning, a business education company.

Teaching Experience

Saran has been a facilitator for Te Wānanga o Aotearoa’s business programmes since 2006 in Gisborne and Hawke’s Bay. Since 2008, she has taught the Certificate in Money Management (NZQA Level 3) and Certificate in Small Business Management (NZQA Level 4). Saran also has a background in literary and numeracy education. She has previously run whanau workshops in rural areas. She has delivered programmes using a variety of modes, including classroom-based, marae-based and through webinar/seminar formats. 


Saran holds a Certificate in Adult Education and Training and a Diploma in Adult Education and Training from Southern Institute of Technology. She also holds a National Certificate in Adult Literacy Education from Tairāwhiti Polytechnic.

Business Experience

Saran has been the owner of Infinite Learning since 2007. As well as contracting to Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, Infinite Learning contracts to other providers to deliver programmes in financial literacy as well as workplace literacy, numeracy, and leadership programmes.

Local Networks

Saran has been involved with predominantly Māori business owners and future business owners in both Gisborne and Hawkes Bay. Many of Saran’s past tauira are marae trustees in Hawkes Bay, with whom she has good relationships. She also has connections to Waipatu, Omahu, Te Haroto, Runanga, and her local marae Matahiwi