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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Kia Ora e te iwi! Anei he rauemi mō te hunga e hiahiatia nei! Ko tāna he whamārama i ngā āhuatanga, he whakautu hoki i ngā pātai matua e hāngai pū ana ki tēnei rongoa ārai mate ara te Pfizer!

Over the past few weeks I have been working alongside two top Māori and Pasifika researchers Dr Natalie Netzler (virologist) and Chris Puliuvea (Immunologist) translating a presentation providing answers and insights to some of the commonly asked questions and concerns about Covid-19 and the Pfizer vaccine.

Having the presentation in Te Reo Māori aims to add another information point for reo speakers who want to hear it in our indigenous language. This also contributes to one of the aims of Waharoa Ki Te Toi which is to empower Te Iwi Māori in the realm of western science.

Ki te maharahara koe, mātakitaki mai!
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5 days ago

The Moko Foundation

Tēnā koutou e hoa mā - Join us for karakia, waiata and a bit of time with our whānau whānui as we read your karakia and sing a few songs! Let us know where you're watching from and drop your karakia in the comments below ... See MoreSee Less

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cHa DeAdLy aLrIgHt

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2 weeks 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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3.51 be still my heart <3

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