The Hawke’s Bay Youth Futures Trust aims to provide leadership, strategic direction and a co-ordinated response to youth employment and training across the Hawke’s Bay. The Trust also facilitates engagement and co-ordinates with key stakeholders including young people, schools, service providers, training/education providers, iwi and employers.
Founded in 2012, the Hawke’s Bay Youth Futures Trust was formed with the vision to achieve the goal of 100% of Hawke’s Bay youth (17 - 24 years of age) in employment, training or education. The trust is supported administratively by Hastings District Council staff.
Hawke’s Bay has one of the highest NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training) rates in the country, a situation recognised both locally and by central government. In 2012, the issue prompted the formation of the Hawke’s Bay Youth Futures Trust, the purpose of which was to have all young people aged 16 to 24 in the region employed or in education or training, with a particular emphasis on those in extra need of a helping hand. Since that time the trust has guided and supported efforts in this area, which along with central government funding support through He Poutama Rangatahi, has resulted in the establishment of programmes and pathways for our local young people.
The Hawke’s Bay Youth Futures Trust manages and administrates the Annie Aranui Scholarship, this scholarship aims to enable and support young mana wahine into the public sector including;
Scholarship are currently available up to $5,000 to support mana wahine (17-24 years) in the workplace, including;
The scholarship was set up on 2021 in memory of Annie Aranui who was the Ministry of Social Development Regional Commissioner for Hawke’s Bay and Tairawhiti. Annie served in the public sector for more than 36 years and her service was recognised with the New Zealand Public Service Medal in 2020.
Annie started her career in the public sector as a Māori Cadet with the NZ Employment Service. From there, she held leadership positions throughout the country including that of National Welfare Reform Change Manager and finally Regional Commissioner East Coast when she passed away in March 2021.
Annie’s approach as a leader centred around making a positive difference for our mokopuna. She achieved this using an inclusive style of leadership, strong values-based approach and determination to deliver outcomes for some of our most disadvantaged people.
Annie excelled in growing and developing great people and she put some of MSD’s best into other organisations. Annie was a champion of cadetships, internships and pathways for rangatahi and mana wahine.
Jemma Russell is the first Napier recipient of the Annie Aranui Scholarship, aimed at enabling and supporting young...
13 September 2022
Hastings local Chanay Peri has become the first recipient of the Annie Aranui Scholarship, aimed at enabling and su...
17 March 2022
Applications for the for the Annie Aranui Scholarship are currently open.
Applications are currently open.
For more information about the Annie Aranui Scholarship please contact email@example.com
If you would like to donate to the Annie Aranui Scholarship (any amount small or large welcome), please deposit this directly into the HB Youth Futures Trust bank account: 03-1518-0183133-00 noting that it is for the Annie Aranui Scholarship.
Chair - James Truman
Kaiwhakahere, Tumu Timbers Limited
To'osavili Nigel Bickle
Chief Executive, Hastings District Council
Dr Steph Rotarangi
Chief Executive, Napier City Council
Pacific Health Development Manager, Hawke’s Bay District Health Board
Chief Executive, Furnware
Manager, Business Relationship Unit and Trades Academy, Eastern Institute of Technology
Managing Director, The Development Hub
The trustees also receive support from the representatives from Ministry of Social Development and Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga.
The Trustees are committed, in attaining its purposes to:
For more information around the HBYFT contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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