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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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.
Te Ara Putaiao Science Placement is a opportunity for yr12 - yr13 students from Te Taitokerau to participate in a tertiary trip provided by the Moko Foundation's Health Research Center Waharoa ki te Toi. Our goal is to provide students with the relevant tools, knowledge and experiences of what a health or science pathway may look like at a tertiary level.
Introducing Reihana Teriaki, one of three students who participated in the Te Ara Putaiao Science Placement.
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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.
Te Ara Putaiao Science Placement is a opportunity for yr12 - yr13 students from Te Taitokerau to participate in a tertiary trip provided by the Moko Foundations Health Research Center Waharoa ki te Toi. Our goal is to provide students with the relevant tools, knowledge and experiences of what a health or science pathway may look like at a tertiary level.
Introducing Reihana Teriaki, one of three students who participated in the Te Ara Putaiao Science Placement.

Introducing Lennox Ashby, another students who participated in the Te Ara Putaiao Science Placement. ... See MoreSee Less

Introducing Lennox Ashby, another students who participated in the Te Ara Putaiao Science Placement.

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How amazing is he !! Well done lennox congratulations

Thankyou Moko Foundation for choosing Lennox for this placement and awarding him with this scholarship! He is so passionate about Health Science and pursuing a career in this industry, he hopes to come back one day and work with our people in the community 😊

Amiale Uruamo for next year😘

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.

Te Ara Putaiao Science Placement is a opportunity for yr12 - yr13 students from Te Taitokerau to participate in a tertiary trip provided by the Moko Foundation's Health Research Center Waharoa ki te Toi. Our goal is to provide students with the relevant tools, knowledge and experiences of what a health or science pathway may look like at a tertiary level.

Introducing Mereana Thomas, one of three students who participated in the Te Ara Putaiao Science Placement.
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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.

Te Ara Putaiao Science Placement is a opportunity for yr12 - yr13 students from Te Taitokerau to participate in a tertiary trip provided by the Moko Foundations Health Research Center Waharoa ki te Toi. Our goal is to provide students with the relevant tools, knowledge and experiences of what a health or science pathway may look like at a tertiary level.

Introducing Mereana Thomas, one of three students who participated in the Te Ara Putaiao Science Placement.
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