Keep up with all the latest news and events from the TupuToa whānau

March 13, 2017

L to R:  Jacinta Taliauli, Olivia Coleman and Seraphine Williams.

Air New Zealand is passionate about growing a diverse talent pipeline within the organisation, and supporting TupuToa is one way to make this happen.

The airline is part of the inaugural TupuToa internship programme, and is currently hosting three interns from the University of Auckland, Seraphine Williams, Jacinta Taliauli and Olivia Coleman.

Air New Zealand Diversity and Inclusion Manager Charlotte Downes says the airline wanted to...

February 12, 2017

TupuToa interns Wilber Tupua and Sinita-Ashley Tau have shared an insightful and meaningful experience across the Ditch, after taking part in the CareerTrackers LDI Conference recently.

Wilber, an intern at ACC, and Sinita-Ashley, an intern at BNZ, represented the inaugural 28-strong TupuToa intern cohort at the four-day conference in Sydney, from January 31 until February 3.

Interim Executive Director for TupuToa Rhys Faleafa also attended the conference.

TupuToa is modelled closely to the not for...

February 7, 2017

News anchor Mike McRoberts has long believed young Maori and Pacific talent is a hugely under-utilised resource that all of New Zealand could benefit from developing.

TupuToa is exactly the kind of nurturing programme to make a difference, Mike says, and the current news anchor for Newshub is thrilled to support it by performing master of ceremony (MC) duties at the inaugural Gala Dinner on February 22.

Born in Dunedin, of Māori (Ngati Kahungunu) heritage, and raised in Christchurch, Mike started...

February 3, 2017

To seek opportunities and seize them is the message to sound loud and clear for 25-year-old TupuToa intern Saia Mataele.

The University of Auckland student, who is on track to completing a Master of Arts, and a Bachelor of Laws this year, is one of 28 Māori and Pacific interns selected for TupuToa internships.

Although Māori and Pacific comprise around 22 percent of the general population (a figure which is projected to rise to 30 percent by 2033), they are conspicuous by their absence from the...

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