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Connecting People With Opportunities


Ko koe te anga mua, whakarangatirahia te tokorua.  

YOU ARE THE FUTURE, MAKE BOTH GREAT!


We support and empower young people to pursue their dreams and aspirations.  Since 2014 we have been connecting young people with opportunities for a better Aotearoa New Zealand.

We know who they are and they know who they are and we want you to know who they are as well.  Check out some of our young change makers, our future leaders, who are a testament to the work we love to do.

 
  • Ezekiel Raui
  • Carym Wharerau
  • LJ Tatana
  • Romaine Crawford
  • Quintin Moeke
  • Ashley Waitai-Dye
  • Conor O'Sullivan
  • Sana Pedro
Ezekiel Raui

Ezekiel Raui

Ko Mātai te maunga tapu
Ko Hokianga te moana-nui
Ko Ngatokimatawhaorua me Mamari ōku waka
Ko Ruanui raua ko Nukutawhiti ōku rangatira
Ko Motukaraka te marae
Ko Ngai Tupoto te hapu
Ko Te Rarawa ki Hokianga te iwi

Hawea Vercoe Leadership Programme Ambassador

Ezekiel's motivation to achieve derives from humble beginnings and lies with encouraging Māori tauira to turn their dreams into reality using educaiton as a means to do so.  

His accolades include President of the Māori Student's Assocation at Massey University Albany, Co-Chair of Te Kāhui Ururoa - a national advisory group for mental health; Developer & Facilitator for He Kai Kei Aku Ringa business challenge under Te Puni Kokiri and the Young Enterprise Trust.  He has also been the recipient of the Kiwibank Local Heroes medal, a recipient of the Ngarimu VC Undergraduate Scholarship and Māori Television's Matariki Young Achiever of the Year award.

Ezekiel believes the future of Māori lies in the ability to walk coherently in both Te Ao Māori and Te Ao Pākeha.