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  • 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
  • Fructose in schools study
    Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Pukemiro is the first kura in the Far North to take part in this nationwide Fructose Study.
    Posted: Saturday 23 September 2017
  • Local rangatahi heads to Pacific Islands with Māoriland Film
    Te Mahara Parata attended a film making wānanga hosted by our organisation. He is now heading to Hawai'i, Tahiti, Rarotonga and Samoa where he will participate in the youth film making initiative, 'Through Our Lens' with other indigenous youth.
    Posted: Saturday 23 September 2017
  • Launching the Hawea Vercoe Leadership Programme
    We recently launched our 2017 HVLP at our Te Tai Tokerau Leadership Summit, held at Waitangi during Matariki. We have expanded our programme, which had an initial intake of 10 rangatahi, to provide opportunities for 20 rangatahi.
    Posted: Thursday 21 September 2017
  • Launching the Mobile Innovation Hub
    In June 2017 we launched our Mobile Innovation Hub, our unique approach to connect rangatahi living in remote rural communities in the Far North with technology, education and health initiatives.
    Posted: Saturday 16 September 2017
  • Coding Camp in Kaitaia
    In August our Mobile Innovation Hub partnered with NZ company, Code Avengers, to present a coding camp for rangatahi in the Far North.
    Posted: Wednesday 13 September 2017
  • Prime Minister, Bill English, meets with rangatahi from the Far North
    We recently hosted Prime Minister, Bill English, as he met with local youth to discuss innovative solutions to a range of issues.
    Posted: Wednesday 13 September 2017
  • Vodafone Foundation mobilises IT training and whānau support for kiwi kids
    The Vodafone Foundation has announced significant funding to connect rural communities with the world through digital technology, and support families of vulnerable young people.
    Posted: Tuesday 12 September 2017
  • Launching the MRSA promotional video
    Today we launched our new promotional video for our MRSA programme, which aims to combat the methicillin resistant bacteria Staphylococcus Aureus.
    Posted: Thursday 16 March 2017
  • From here to here and beyond
    Whakatikatika koe mō te Ao hurihuri nei
    Posted: Monday 13 March 2017
  • 2016 Year In Review
    2016 was a great year for our organisation. Thanks to our sponsors, donors and supporters we have expanded our ability to connect children, young people and whānau with opportunities across NZ and around the world.
    Posted: Wednesday 11 January 2017
  • Far North bound for Vodafone Warriors
    The Vodafone Warriors are hitting the Far North in force for a three-day community event, The MOKO Games, hosted by The MOKO Foundation.
    Posted: Friday 2 December 2016
  • Intergenerational Leadership Development ‘Weaving the fibres of the Muka’
    As a young girl our CEO, Deidre Otene, spent days on end at the feet of her Nana preparing muka as her Nana weaved kete in her home in Mangamuka. It is this memory that has woven Deidre's journey into leadership and development.
    Posted: Tuesday 29 November 2016

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