About us

The Moko Foundation is a non-profit charitable trust established to build a better Aotearoa- New Zealand through Health, Leadership and Education.

Founded in 2011 by Former New Zealander of the Year, Dr. Lance O’Sullivan and Tracy MacFarlane, the Moko Foundation continues to better and influence lives and communities around the country.

Our track record continues to grow as we’ve seen hundreds of rangatahi pass through our leadership programmes and gain access to an exclusive network or mentors and support.

In 2020, we welcomed iMoko Health Services to the Moko Foundation with building the capacity of providing health care to thousands of tamariki in our communities.

Waharoa ki te Toi is a Kaitaia based research centre whose overarching principle is to create new knowledge to produce better health outcomes. It is a unique partnership model between the MOKO Foundation and the Maurice Wilkins Centre, which is a New Zealand Centre of Research Excellence that brings together over 150 of the country’s top scientists and clinicians from across our top Universities.  

The success of the Moko Foundation comes down to the passion and dedication of our amazing staff that go above and beyond to make a change and a difference in Aotearoa.

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1 month ago

The Moko Foundation

APPLICATIONS RE-OPEN
Due to COVID19 we have decided to restructure our Mentoring Programme and will re-open applications for Rangatahi and Mentors to apply to participate.

If you are a rangatahi aged between 16-24 and whakapapa, live or come from Far North, Auckland, Hamilton, Gisborne, Rotorua, Wellington and Christchurch then you can apply here: form.jotform.com/201529245381857

If you are over aged 25 and want to participate as a mentor, please apply here: form.jotform.com/201529166263050

If you have any questions or want further information, you can email jay@themokofoundation.com.
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1 month ago

The Moko Foundation

Congratulations to Manaia Lewis-Wano who was elected this evening as this month’s chairperson for the Moko Foundations National Youth Board

Te Arawa, Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāi Tūhoe

Manaia Lewis-Wano is a year 13 student and prefect at Rotorua Girls High School. She is guided by the influences, teachings, and tikanga of her whānau, and te ao Māori.

Her future aspirations are to study towards a conjoint bachelor of Social Sciences with a Bachelor of Law, so she can further assist her hapu and Iwi in these specific areas of interest.

She stands by the whakatauākī “Hai aha au te mate noa ake i taku pākārito ka tupu” as it is a reminder of resilience and service, and to stay grounded in the face of big decisions.

Manaia is privileged to be a part of an amazing panel, and is excited to create positive impacts for rangatahi around Aotearoa.
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Congratulations to Manaia Lewis-Wano who was elected this evening as this month’s chairperson for the Moko Foundations National Youth Board 

Te Arawa, Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāi Tūhoe 

Manaia Lewis-Wano is a year 13 student and prefect at Rotorua Girls High School. She is guided by the influences, teachings, and tikanga of her whānau, and te ao Māori.

Her future aspirations are to study towards a conjoint bachelor of Social Sciences with a Bachelor of Law, so she can further assist her hapu and Iwi in these specific areas of interest. 

She stands by the whakatauākī “Hai aha au te mate noa ake i taku pākārito ka tupu” as it is a reminder of resilience and service, and to stay grounded in the face of big decisions. 

Manaia is privileged to be a part of an amazing panel, and is excited to create positive impacts for rangatahi around Aotearoa.
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