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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We would like to congratulate one of our successful recipients of our latest round of tertiary scholarships for school leavers in 2021, Nia Kara from Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Kaikohe. She is currently in Auckland starting her first year of university at the Auckland University of Technology (AUT) in a certificate of Applied Sciences. The MOKO Foundation is very proud to be supporting local tauira who are aspiring to pursue science and health pathways.

“A huge thank you to the Moko Foundation for my 2020 scholarship! The pūtea was great but the advice and guidance helped me determine a pathway I’m happy with. I’m looking forward to my study in 2021 and a continued relationship with the Moko Foundation through the mentoring they are providing. Ngā mihi nui kia koutou e te Moko Foundation!"

We would also like to congratulate another successful recipient, Kona Hippolite nō NgāPuhi me Waikato and attended Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Kaikohe. She is aiming to start her bachelor of physiology therapy at Wintec in Hamilton.

“Nei rā te tuku mihi ki Te Moko Foundation mō tēnei koha hei āwhinatia i ahau i runga i tōku haerenga mātauranga . E kore ngā kupa e taea te whakatinana i ōku mihi ki a koutou katoa i tēnei wā.
I am very grateful for this opportunity to receive financial support from The Moko Foundation. I plan to use this scholarship to help cover the costs involved in completing my practical placements (including travel, uniform and study resources).”
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We would like to congratulate one of our successful recipients of our latest round of tertiary scholarships for school leavers in 2021, Nia Kara from Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Kaikohe. She is currently in Auckland starting her first year of university at the Auckland University of Technology (AUT) in a certificate of Applied Sciences. The MOKO Foundation is very proud to be supporting local tauira who are aspiring to pursue science and health pathways.  

“A huge thank you to the Moko Foundation for my 2020 scholarship! The pūtea was great but the advice and guidance helped me determine a pathway I’m happy with. I’m looking forward to my study in 2021 and a continued relationship with the Moko Foundation through the mentoring they are providing. Ngā mihi nui kia koutou e te Moko Foundation! 

We would also like to congratulate another successful recipient, Kona Hippolite nō NgāPuhi me Waikato and attended Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Kaikohe. She is aiming to start her bachelor of physiology therapy at Wintec in Hamilton. 

“Nei rā te tuku mihi ki Te Moko Foundation mō tēnei koha hei āwhinatia i ahau i runga i tōku haerenga mātauranga . E kore ngā kupa e taea te whakatinana i ōku mihi ki a koutou katoa i tēnei wā. 
I am very grateful for this opportunity to receive financial support from The Moko Foundation. I plan to use this scholarship to help cover the costs involved in completing my practical placements (including travel, uniform and study resources).”

3 weeks ago

The Moko Foundation

Fantastic start to the day having just signed up Green Bay High School to the Moko Foundations Hawea Vercoe Leadership Programme- we are super excited to have Green Bay High School as a partnership school. We look forward to build this partnership and delivering a world-class leadership development programme!

If you’re interested in being involved, please flick through a message and let’s Kōrero 🙌
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Fantastic start to the day having just signed up Green Bay High School to the Moko Foundations Hawea Vercoe Leadership Programme- we are super excited to have Green Bay High School as a partnership school. We look forward to build this partnership and delivering a world-class leadership development programme! 

If you’re interested in being involved, please flick through a message and let’s Kōrero 🙌

4 weeks ago

The Moko Foundation

MENTORS!
Kia Ora whanau! If you or someone who you know is interested in joining the Hawea Vercoe Leadership Programme as a MENTOR this year starting in July then flick through a message or email jay@themokofoundation.com!
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