I want to first acknowledge a higher power in all its wonderful forms. I honour that this Great Spirit is the source of our own spirit. That this scared spirit in us does indeed connect us with all living things and does so most intimately with our ancestors. It is from this higher power that we enter into being and that our spirit forms part of who we are and represents out potential to become anything we can dream of being.
I call for your personal connection to be made clear.
Since I have been at uni, I have regularly heard, that in the corporate world, people would criticise my culture, my ethnicity, my beliefs. But believe it or not, these were never the things I was scared being criticised of the most.
Since the age of 4, I've had a speech impediment, and since then, everyday has been a test against my mental strength. When TupuToa called me and said I had been accepted into the programme, I was very uncertain. I constantly asked myself, what kind of corporate comp...
Whāia e koe te iti kahurangi; ki te tuohu koe me maunga teitei.
Pursue your treasured aspirations and if you falter, let it be only to insurmountable difficulties.
We select our interns because of their admirable ambition, vast aspirations and appetite for success. We chose our 2019 interns because of their courage to chase after their dreams. So, it was only fitting that the theme for our 2019 TupuToa leadership wānanga was ‘Dare to Dream’.
The day focused on providing our interns with inspiration...