• Animation Workshop for Rangatahi
    A few lucky rangatahi from the Far North have the privilege of being taught digital animation today by Nikora Ngaropo and his team from Young Animators. This is a part of our Mobile Innovation Hub supported by the Vodafone Foundation & Te Whare Hukahuka to teach digital tech to the next generation.

    #Younganimators #MOKOfoundation #TeWhareHukahuka #WETAworkshop
    Posted: Monday 25 June 2018
  • Today in Moko mail... BRAIN MODELS
    From The University of Otago Department of Anatomy.
    These will be used by our Year 11 Brain Bee tauira, from Kaitaia through to Kaikohe, in preparation for round 2 of The The University of Auckland Brain Bee Challenge on July 5th at The University of Auckland, Grafton Campus. Thank you to our contacts from The Maurice Wilkins Centre for making this happen!
    Posted: Thursday 7 June 2018
  • Pipiri Ki A Papatūānuku | Small changes have a Big Impact
    We are lucky here at MOKO, and constantly reminded so, by small (yet big) gestures like this one right here. Here is a koha we received from our social work student, the wonderful, Jamie Emery. In prep for Pipiri Ki A Papatūānuku, we have been given taonga sourced from local Kaitaia beeswax wrap and bag makers FNEC EcoCentre Kaitaia and a Kawakawa beeswax wrap maker too. Also, we now have our own copy of Pig Tits & Parsley Sauce, a little book of goodness with hints to saving and living sustainably, written by one of our Pukepoto Kaitaia local’s. In saying this, our prep for PKP is going pretty mean! But how’s yours going? Let us know whānau
    Posted: Friday 1 June 2018
  • MOKO Foundation Youth Leadership Summit
    Handpicked students from a group of high schools gathered at Papatuanuku Kokiri Marae in South Auckland today to hear from members of the UN Indigenous Youth delegation He Kuaka Mārangaranga.
    Posted: Thursday 24 May 2018
  • Great white shark dissection
    Dr Lance O'Sullivan discovered a white shark washed up on Great Exhibition Bay and immediately thought of the great learning opportunities for youth of the far north to observe a necropsy.
    Posted: Thursday 3 May 2018
  • CREBRF Study together with Mavericks Rugby League team
    This research will contribute to a greater understanding of why some populations are more at risk of developing health conditions like diabetes, in comparison to others.
    Posted: Tuesday 1 May 2018
  • The Moko Foundation Health Research
    "The Sugar in Schools Study - The secrets of sugar" is based on a research study we are currently running in the Far North- if you, your tamariki or someone you know is a part of this study check out our video.
    Posted: Monday 30 April 2018
  • Ear, Nose and Throat Information Evening
    The Moko Foundation is thrilled to announce an information evening with ENT Nurse Specialist Marg Hunt. The event will be held at The Moko Foundation Base at 27 Commerce Street, Kaitaia. It is an awesome opportunity for all whanau to come and listen, ask questions and share stories. Alternatively, The Moko Foundation will be Live Streaming the evening incase you are unable to make it on the night.
    Posted: Friday 13 April 2018
  • United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
    Keep updated with the journey of He Kuaka Māranganga & The Moko Foundation to New York United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues via Facebook.
    Posted: Friday 13 April 2018
  • Hawea Vercoe Leadership Programme
    We welcome three new mentors Erena Wikaire, Kingi Snelgar and Dr David Jansen on to our Hawea Vercoe Leadership Programme.

    The Hawea Vercoe Leadership Programme is focused on increasing strong leadership, education and employment through quality mentoring, internship and volunteering opportunities.
    Posted: Friday 13 April 2018
  • Tai Tamariki Atawhai | Te Houtaewa Challenge
    Vincent Rudolph is behind The Moko Foundation's Tai Tamariki Atawhai Programme. Throughout the course of a few months, we have seen a huge boost in confidence as the boys tackle everyday life with it's challenges and rewards.
    Posted: Friday 13 April 2018
  • Fructose Research Kaitaia
    Resident research coordinator Rhiaan Smith (no Pewhairangi) is keeping us entertained in the office today with her interactive Fructose in Schools mahi. Rhiaan is part of the ground-breaking research team in partnership with the Maurice Wilkins Centre whereby she works with schools in the Far North to find out how fructose affects the body and why some people may be more likely to absorb fructose than others. The project is run in several towns and next week we will be in our local Kaitaia kura. Keep an eye out here to follow Rhiaan on her research journey.
    Posted: Thursday 15 March 2018
  • Announcement: UN Opportunity in New York for Rangatahi
    Announcement: We are looking for two young people (25 and under) to accompany us to the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York in 4 weeks. Flights and accommodation covered.

    Listen in to Dr Lance O'Sullivan's instructions and get a 90 sec vid to us within 48 hours. You must be passionate about advocating for indigenous people and willing to present at a youth summit upon your return.

    Travel to the UNPFII 2018 will take place between April 13-22 April.

    Get cracking! Head over to our Facebook Page @TheMokoFoundation
    Posted: Thursday 15 March 2018
  • Deidre Otene at Whangarei Youth Space 2018
    Our CEO Deidre Otene joined Judge Andrew Becroft, Willow-Jean Prime and many others in Whangarei to hear about the government's action plan and priorities for young people.
    Judge Becroft was also a speaker and gave the crowd some insight into his 20 plus years of experience in the youth justice system.
    Posted: Tuesday 13 March 2018
  • Dr Lance O’Sullivan to present at New York UN indigenous forum
    Dr Lance O'Sullivan will lead a delegation from The Moko Foundation to the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues next month in New York.
    Posted: Tuesday 13 March 2018
  • Tai Tamariki Atawhai take on Te Houtaewa
    Te Tai Tamariki Atawhai Programme has seen some tremendous growth, not only spiritually but physically as well.
    An example of a great achievement. Walking in the steps of their Tupuna and completing Te Houtaewa 62km Marathon as a team.
    Accompanied by their mentor Papa Vince and cheered on by their fellow Kaitaia College rangatahi nearing the finish line, it's fair to say this was a proud moment.
    Posted: Saturday 10 March 2018
  • Dr Lance O'Sullivan advocates for Aspire Scholarships
    Our Chairman, Dr Lance O'Sullivan, says scrapping the Aspire Scholarship means children who are at risk due to their environments may not make it to become the leaders they could be.
    Posted: Sunday 4 March 2018
  • Governor-General of New Zealand
    Dr Lance O’Sullivan and the Moko Foundation are revolutionising healthcare for children with their app which enables remote diagnoses, rapid treatment and follow-up care. It is proving to be invaluable in efforts to address rheumatic fever and serious skin infections.
    Posted: Monday 26 February 2018
  • New Zealander of the Year Awards
    We celebrate the success of our country, congratulations to the amazing finalists who role model service and normalise success for Aotearoa.
    An honour to provide young people with an opportunity to connect with success and aspire to achieve greatness.
    Kei runga noa atu koe e te Rangatira Matua Ricky Houghton, mai Te Hiku o te Ika - 2018 NZ Local Hero of the year.
    “Na to rourou, na taku rourou, ka ora ai te Iwi”
    Posted: Thursday 22 February 2018
  • Aspiring youth leader makes a lasting impression
    Our Chair, Dr Lance O'Sullivan, received an email from Pianika Taylor. Pianika's email impressed us immensely. This is what we love about the mahi we do in our community - the significant impact that we have on the lives of our rangatahi, connecting them with opportunities for a better Aotearoa New Zealand. Ngā mihi nui ki a koe Pianika.
    Posted: Saturday 10 February 2018
  • Far North Rangatahi at the National Brainbee Neuroscience Competition
    A huge congratulations to our fifteen Year 11 tauira from Kaitaia and Kaikohe who represented the Far North in the final round of The New Zealand Brain Bee Challenge in July.
    Posted: Monday 25 September 2017

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