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Tuia Rangatahi Programme

The Tuia programme is long term, inter-generational approach to develop and enhance the way in which young Māori contribute to communities throughout New Zealand.

TUIA

This national programme involves mayors selecting a young Māori rangatahi (young person) from their rohe to mentor on a one-to-one basis, to encourage and enhance leadership skills. It is envisaged the rangatahi will be mentored on a monthly basis through informal meetings, and attend formal occasions that will assist the young person’s development as a leader.

The relationship provides both partners with the opportunity to gain a deeper insight into inter-generational issues, cultural values and experiences.

Rangatahi will also have the opportunity to build peer networks with graduates of the programme, obtain support, and receive leadership training by attending leadership development wānanga over the course of the year.

Applications for 2022 are now open

We're looking for rangatahi Māori aged 18-25 years old from the Heretaunga region who are actively contributing to the well-being of their community and who have the potential to be a leader in their community.

What it involves

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You need to be able to commit to the following:

  1. Attending up to five weekend rangatahi wānanga* held on marae around the country.
  2. Monthly one-on-one mentoring meetings with Hastings District Council's Mayor and/or Deputy Mayor, and where possible accompany the Mayor and/or Deputy Mayor to other formal and informal events throughout the year.
  3. Undergo 100 hours of community contribution.

*Wānanga locations for 2022 are as follows:

Tuia i Runga: Waikato
Tuia i Raro: Te WaipounamuTuia i Roto: Waiariki/Bay of Plenty
Tuia i Waho: Poneke/Wellington
Tuia te here tāngata: Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland

Please note that each wānanga will be guided by COVID-19 alert level settings. They will require a Vaccine Pass. Some wānanga may shift to an online forum, or to regional wānanga.

How to apply

To apply, please fill out the application form below by 5pm, Wednesday 2 March, 2022.

For more information, please contact:

Te Aho Jordan
Youth Coordinator
P: 027 203 1590
E: teahoj@hdc.govt.nz

Follow this link if the form fails to load. online form.

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