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The Moko Foundation was born from the generosity of New Zealanders who saw the need to support our communities. 

Our mission is to support and empower communities, with a focus on vulnerable children and young people. We uphold our vision and mission by providing opportunities in Leadership, Health and Education.

Leadership

Through our rangatahi leadership programmes we aim to support and empower communities with a focus on vulnerable children and young people.

Whanau Health Resources

The Moko Foundation has a wide range of resources for whanau to build awareness around health

Education

Our Kaitaia based research centre’s overarching principle is to create new knowledge to produce better health outcomes.

Support us and change the course of a childs life today!

Fructose in schools study - fISS

The Fructose in Schools Study (FISS) was initiated by the MOKO Foundation in 2017 to rural schools within the Far North. This research is trying to understand more about the rates of absorption of the sugar fructose across the New Zealand population and the effects this has on metabolic health outcomes. The MOKO Foundations role in this program is delivering this initiative to Far North schools as a means to educate students about the science of sugar and importance of health whilst capturing relevant data

Our Partners

Without the support of our Partners and Sponsors our work would not be possible.

If you would like to learn about how you can get involved with our foundation and help make a difference,  please contact us today.

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We are extremely proud to recognise the hard mahi, dedication, and passion of our Rangatahi Leadership Group who have been diligently working within the hauora space on identifying and researching the gaps and issues that our rangatahi face here in Te Hiku o Te Ika.

They achieved this by attending numerous Zoom sessions with local kaikōrero working within relevant spaces to listen and learn about their mahi experiences. After upskilling the RLG, they then created a survey and collected over 100 rangatahi voices. In the survey, the RLG included several initiative ideas for participants to rank from top to bottom based on what they would like to see more of in our community.

Here are the top four:
Teen Parents Support Group voted first choice by 36.6%
More Sport Opportunities voted first choice by 21.4%
Mentorship Programme voted first choice by 15.2%
School Programme voted first choice by 14.3%

Through their unwavering commitment, they dove deep into understanding the challenges faced by our rangatahi and formulated powerful proposals to address these needs. Last week, they presented their findings and proposals to Taikorihi Locality and local service providers working within the Taitamariki space, showcasing their immense knowledge and innovative ideas. Their presentation was truly inspiring, captivating everyone in the room with their passion and determination.

Together, we believe that by addressing these gaps and issues, we can create a more inclusive and supportive environment for our rangatahi, enabling them to have a voice.

Ngā mihi nui to all the service providers who attended the presentation, showing your awhi for our rangatahi and their proposals. Your presence was highly appreciated and reinforces the importance of collaboration in shaping a better future for our hapori. Also, a big mihi to JJ Ripikoi and Mihiteria Hynes at Taikorihi Locality for funding our RLG and giving us the opportunity to create a platform for them.

If you would like to know more about our Rangatahi Leadership Group, get involved in our initiatives or tautoko in any way, please send us a message. We believe that by working together, we can continue to make a positive impact.

RLG:
Hohepa Ashby
Pounamu Matika
Judy Heta
Tereana Ihakara
Karangatai Piripi
Mereana Thomas
Annalys Riddle
Noah Mcbirney
Lennox Goodhue Wikitera
Kaleece Taitimu-Campbell
Riley Tepania

Ngā mihi maioha,
The Moko Foundation
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We are extremely proud to recognise the hard mahi, dedication, and passion of our Rangatahi Leadership Group who have been diligently working within the hauora space on identifying and researching the gaps and issues that our rangatahi face here in Te Hiku o Te Ika.

They achieved this by attending numerous Zoom sessions with local kaikōrero working within relevant spaces to listen and learn about their mahi experiences. After upskilling the RLG, they then created a survey and collected over 100 rangatahi voices. In the survey, the RLG included several initiative ideas for participants to rank from top to bottom based on what they would like to see more of in our community.

Here are the top four:
Teen Parents Support Group voted first choice by 36.6%
More Sport Opportunities voted first choice by 21.4%
Mentorship Programme voted first choice by 15.2%
School Programme voted first choice by 14.3%
 
Through their unwavering commitment, they dove deep into understanding the challenges faced by our rangatahi and formulated powerful proposals to address these needs. Last week, they presented their findings and proposals to Taikorihi Locality and local service providers working within the Taitamariki space, showcasing their immense knowledge and innovative ideas. Their presentation was truly inspiring, captivating everyone in the room with their passion and determination.

Together, we believe that by addressing these gaps and issues, we can create a more inclusive and supportive environment for our rangatahi, enabling them to have a voice.

Ngā mihi nui to all the service providers who attended the presentation, showing your awhi for our rangatahi and their proposals. Your presence was highly appreciated and reinforces the importance of collaboration in shaping a better future for our hapori. Also, a big mihi to JJ Ripikoi and Mihiteria Hynes at Taikorihi Locality for funding our RLG and giving us the opportunity to create a platform for them.

If you would like to know more about our Rangatahi Leadership Group, get involved in our initiatives or tautoko in any way, please send us a message. We believe that by working together, we can continue to make a positive impact.

RLG:
Hohepa Ashby
Pounamu Matika
Judy Heta
Tereana Ihakara
Karangatai Piripi
Mereana Thomas
Annalys Riddle
Noah Mcbirney
Lennox Goodhue Wikitera
Kaleece Taitimu-Campbell
Riley Tepania

Ngā mihi maioha,
The Moko Foundation

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Great work team 🙌🏽

Awesome mahi

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