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  • Aspiring youth leader makes a lasting impression
    Our Chair, Dr Lance O'Sullivan, received an email from Pianika Taylor. Pianika's email impressed us immensely. This is what we love about the mahi we do in our community - the significant impact that we have on the lives of our rangatahi, connecting them with opportunities for a better Aotearoa New Zealand. Ngā mihi nui ki a koe Pianika.
    Posted: Saturday 10 February 2018
  • Far North Rangatahi at the National Brainbee Neuroscience Competition
    A huge congratulations to our fifteen Year 11 tauira from Kaitaia and Kaikohe who represented the Far North in the final round of The New Zealand Brain Bee Challenge in July.
    Posted: Monday 25 September 2017
  • Fructose in schools study
    Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Pukemiro is the first kura in the Far North to take part in this nationwide Fructose Study.
    Posted: Saturday 23 September 2017
  • Local rangatahi heads to Pacific Islands with Māoriland Film
    Te Mahara Parata attended a film making wānanga hosted by our organisation. He is now heading to Hawai'i, Tahiti, Rarotonga and Samoa where he will participate in the youth film making initiative, 'Through Our Lens' with other indigenous youth.
    Posted: Saturday 23 September 2017
  • Launching the Hawea Vercoe Leadership Programme
    We recently launched our 2017 HVLP at our Te Tai Tokerau Leadership Summit, held at Waitangi during Matariki. We have expanded our programme, which had an initial intake of 10 rangatahi, to provide opportunities for 20 rangatahi.
    Posted: Thursday 21 September 2017
  • Launching the Mobile Innovation Hub
    In June 2017 we launched our Mobile Innovation Hub, our unique approach to connect rangatahi living in remote rural communities in the Far North with technology, education and health initiatives.
    Posted: Saturday 16 September 2017
  • Coding Camp in Kaitaia
    In August our Mobile Innovation Hub partnered with NZ company, Code Avengers, to present a coding camp for rangatahi in the Far North.
    Posted: Wednesday 13 September 2017
  • Prime Minister, Bill English, meets with rangatahi from the Far North
    We recently hosted Prime Minister, Bill English, as he met with local youth to discuss innovative solutions to a range of issues.
    Posted: Wednesday 13 September 2017
  • Vodafone Foundation mobilises IT training and whānau support for kiwi kids
    The Vodafone Foundation has announced significant funding to connect rural communities with the world through digital technology, and support families of vulnerable young people.
    Posted: Tuesday 12 September 2017
  • Launching the MRSA promotional video
    Today we launched our new promotional video for our MRSA programme, which aims to combat the methicillin resistant bacteria Staphylococcus Aureus.
    Posted: Thursday 16 March 2017
  • From here to here and beyond
    Whakatikatika koe mō te Ao hurihuri nei
    Posted: Monday 13 March 2017
  • 2016 Year In Review
    2016 was a great year for our organisation. Thanks to our sponsors, donors and supporters we have expanded our ability to connect children, young people and whānau with opportunities across NZ and around the world.
    Posted: Wednesday 11 January 2017
  • Far North bound for Vodafone Warriors
    The Vodafone Warriors are hitting the Far North in force for a three-day community event, The MOKO Games, hosted by The MOKO Foundation.
    Posted: Friday 2 December 2016
  • Intergenerational Leadership Development ‘Weaving the fibres of the Muka’
    As a young girl our CEO, Deidre Otene, spent days on end at the feet of her Nana preparing muka as her Nana weaved kete in her home in Mangamuka. It is this memory that has woven Deidre's journey into leadership and development.
    Posted: Tuesday 29 November 2016
  • Māori leadership presentation at Women of Influence Forum 2016
    Our Founder and Chair, Dr Lance O'Sullivan is invited frequently to be a keynote speaker at various conferences, symposiums and forum. This year one of his engagements was at the Women of Influence Forum 2016.
    Posted: Thursday 13 October 2016
  • SkyJump for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Awareness
    In September this year, Dr Lance O'Sullivan did a SkyJump at the Sky City Tower in Auckland to raise awareness for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD).
    Posted: Thursday 13 October 2016
  • 2016 Tackling Poverty NZ Workshops
    On 16 September our General Manager, Deidre Otene, presented at the 2016 Tackling Poverty NZ workshops, held in Kaitaia and Kaikohe.
    Posted: Friday 16 September 2016
  • 2016 Future Leaders of the Pacific, Hawai'i
    Three of our aspiring young leaders, Conor O'Sullivan, Cale Silich and Ashley Waitai-Dye, along with our General Manager, Deidre Otene, travelled to Hawai'i in September for the Future Leaders of the Pacific conference.
    Posted: Friday 2 September 2016
  • Vodafone World of Difference Fellowship
    On 2 July 2016, our General Manager, Deidre Otene, appeared in an article in the Northern Advocate highlighting her recent appointment to the role and her success as a Vodafone New Zealand Foundation World of Difference Fellow.
    Posted: Saturday 2 July 2016