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

April 22, 2020

TupuToa, the Trust which grows Māori and Pacific leaders for a greater Aotearoa, is pleased to announce the appointment of Tina Wilson as its Co-Chair.

In announcing the appointment, fellow Co-Chair Leopino Foliaki said he was excited about the contribution Ms Wilson could make in the role.  

“Tina brings huge passion for our kaupapa, strategic thinking, leadership and governance experience. Her connections across Iwi, government and internationally will be an asset, particularly as our communitie...

March 8, 2020

TupuToa is honoured to announce its joint initiative with Education New Zealand. 10 of our interns or alumni will now be able to undertake a variety of 8-week internships in Hoi Chi Minh City, Vietnam as part of the New Zealand government funded Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Asia and Latin America programme. This scholarship programme supports recipients to undertake a variety of programmes, including language learning, cultural exchange, and an increasingly popular option; international inte...

October 9, 2019

Our annual TupuToa Noho Marae is an opportunity for interns and TupuToa team to collaborate and connect in a culturally and Mana enhancing environment; an overnight stay at a Marae. We believe that in integrating cultural practices in our programme this increases intern’ cultural capital and provides a familiar framework to facilitate wider learning. This is where we do different and deliver immense value for our interns.
TupuToa interns participate in development workshops facilitated by...

October 1, 2019

Over the last year TupuToa have identified the importance of establishing partnerships with Iwi across the motu. Its importance lies within the role Māori have as mana whenua. This year we have introduced a new category of partnership – Iwi Partnership Mana Whenua – as part of our partnership model we operate.

Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei has been an important partner since our establishment 5 years ago. We continue to work alongside them and their internal internship programme. We acknowledge them as the...

September 30, 2019

We don’t just support our interns to succeed in the Internship Programme, we also endeavor to engage, equip and empower our partners/managers to receive interns and best assist them during their internships. To do this, each year we run a series of Managers Cultural Competency Trainings. Dynamic duo form Indigenous Growth Ltd, Mike Moka and Eroni Clarke, co-facilitate each of these sessions.

Each session is hosted at a partner premise. To commence each training a mihi whakatau takes place followe...

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