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September 30, 2019

I have heard many times that “in order to know where you are going, you must first know where you have been.” Learning more about indigenous leadership and the journey of my ancestors reignited in myself the value of my inheritance and acknowledging the boldness of those whom have come before me.

As a leader in my field, I am a firm believer and role model of carrying my authentic self to work every day. I have a purpose and I am pushed daily to sharpen my capability and capability to become bett...

September 30, 2019

Awhina Kanohi 

Early Career Development and Recruitment Lead

Tu Tangata! With a kete full of Māori development knowledge in the areas of local and central government, including tribal and education development, Awhina comes with a wealth of governance, education and employment experience to share with her TupuToa team and the development of a new early career leadership programme for our Alumni. Hailing from the mighty metropolis of Murupara in the heartland of Tuhoe, Awhina comes from humble “bus...

September 19, 2019


This year we received funding from Foundation North and SKYCITY Auckland Community Trust to launch a new initiative called TupuAke Work Ready series. TupuAke is a programme designed to support more Māori and Pacific students to realise their career goals and transition successfully into graduate roles across corporate New Zealand.

TupuAke includes workshops to help Māori and Pacific students and graduates develop a broad range of skills including:

- CV & cover letter preparation

- Creating y...

August 31, 2019

Our TupuToa navigators are in the throes of selecting and matching applicants to the internship opportunities we have received. This year we partnered with Talent Solutions to create a selection process that would accommodate the intended growth of our cohort whilst retaining the magic of TupuToa – the face-to-face, the phone korero, looking deeper and beyond the GPA, and doing all of this in the most mana enhancing way for our rangatahi. Our interns are more than a grade point average. We have...

April 12, 2019

Meet Te Rimene Workman! Te Rimene is from Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairarapa and Rangitāne o Wairarapa, Napier. He is concluding his study toward a Law/Commerce conjoint at Victoria University of Wellington with Finance and Economics majors.

TupuToa is committed to effectively progressing our rangatahi in the corporate and professional sectors. Securing partnerships and offering internship opportunities with globally renowned organisations is all part of what we do. In this case, we matched T...

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