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

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...

February 1, 2017

Alex Fala wants to see Māori and Pacific thrive in business, and thinks their respective communities need this success.

“I also think the rest of New Zealand needs that from us,” Alex adds.

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Vend, one of NZ's fastest growing technology companies is grateful for the opportunities business has given him throughout his career.

As a proud Pacific Islander, he is delighted to share his life-journey at next month’s inaugural TupuToa Gala Dinner in Auckland, to celebrat...

February 1, 2017

While most of us have taken a break from the workplace over summer, a future generation of Māori and Pasifika leaders have been completing internships with some of New Zealand’s notable corporates.

On February 22, the inaugural TupuToa Gala Dinner will celebrate the 28 interns who have completed summer internships, applying their tertiary studies in the corporate workplace.The event also acknowledges the support provided by host corporate agencies and the interns’ whānau throughout the internship...

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