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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.


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


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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7 days ago

The Moko Foundation

Kia ora e hoa mā. Join us for a live with a few pre-recorded waiata and karakia with the Fuimaono's and Renata's. Let us know where you’re watching from, sing along, let us know your karakia, and #protectourwhakapapa ... See MoreSee Less

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3 weeks ago

The Moko Foundation

We are the manifestation of our tūpuna, and we must take every measure to protect this legacy. Covid-19 has reminded us of the sacrifices and hardships our tūpuna faced during past pandemics to protect our whakapapa.

Come hear from Taitokerau Border Control coordinator Rueben Taipari as he speaks about the measures he has taken to protect Ngā Puhi against the pandemic. Also joining the kōrero is Māori cancer researcher Kimiora Henare who provides a perspective on the impact of pre-existing health conditions and their relevance within the Covid-19 context.

Nau mai te wānanga!

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1 month ago

The Moko Foundation

Nau mai e te iwi ki tēnei wahanga kōrero ko Tātai Hono.

Tonight we bring you a lockdown special where our kaikōrero will address the current outbreak, shed some light on the facts & what we can do to collectively #ProtectOurWhakapapa.

Joining Conor tonight is Dr Joel Pirini who brings insight as a Māori doctor working in rural communities as he uses western medicine to help stem the impacts of western diseases.

Providing a different take is Wikatana Popata, kaiako, activist & a community leader who puts mātauranga Māori first & foremost, but not without considering the potential benefits this modern world has to offer.

Whakarauika mai ki tēnei whakapāohotanga motuhake!

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