Rangatahi Programmes

Connecting people with opportinities for a better Aotearoa New Zealand

The Hawea Vercoe Leadership Programme is the rangatahi engagement arms of the Moko Foundation and focuses on empowering rangatahi to explore opportunities to build a better Aotearoa New Zealand.

Hawea Vercoe Leadership Programme

The Hawea Vercoe Leadership Programme is a tribute to the late Hawea Vercoe, former principal of Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Rotoiti, father of six, and at the time of his death, in his first term as Okurei Māori constituency member for the Bay of Plenty Regional Council. He has been described as one of Māoridom’s most promising leaders; a man who did so much for his students and his community; and a politician before his time, changing the way of thinking of people in parliament and around the country. He shared our goal of being part of Māori prospering and helping to build a great country with the work we do.

Hawea Vercoe

"He engaged so much of himself, provided so much leadership, mentored youth. He would take a young person who wasn't confident and inject in them the belief that they were someone special"

In 2020, the Hawea Vercoe Leadership Programme will focus its operations in the following locations:

  • Kaitaia
  • Auckland
  • Hamilton
  • Rotorua
  • Gisborne
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch

The Programme is broken down into several programmes:

The mentoring component of this programme will connect rangatahi with Māori mentors who are passionate about investing in the next generation to increase their potential and future opportunities. The programme is designed to help identify the mentees strengths, build their confidence, resilience, leadership skills and assist with education and career pathways, this is a 10-month commitment that participants are encouraged to enter.

Click here for more info on becoming a Mentor or Mentee.

This two-day in-school leadership and life skills workshop provides an opportunity for rangatahi in secondary education to increase their practical leadership capabilities, build self- confidence, resilience and decision-making skills. This programme will be delivered in partnership with secondary high schools in the focus locations.

The Rangatahi Leadership Summits provide an opportunity to bring together passionate, dedicated and aspiring young people who have determined to improve community social and economic wellbeing, unite local rangatahi voice, discuss and debate key initiatives that support and enhance communities. While also having access to top business, cultural, community, political and international leaders who all believe in the common grounds of providing opportunities to rangatahi.

At the beginning of 2020, the Moko Foundation will host several Introduction Hui to inform, inspire and motivate the community to engage with the foundation on rangatahi leadership and leadership development. This is an opportunity for the Mentees and Mentors (from the mentoring programme) to meet and set their strategic plan, for families and parents to seek clarity of participating and for interested schools, local councils, organizations and companies to witness the localised approach of developing the Moko Foundation.

This is an opportunity for all partners, mentors, families and rangatahi to come together and celebrate their achievements with the Moko Foundation, this will also provide a platform to celebrate our mentees on the mentoring programme. 

Become a Rangatahi Mentor or Mentee

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I’ve seen in European studies that there are genetic variants that have been associated with disease A but is protective against disease B. Should researchers be encouraged to unpack the trade off and/or the positive side of unique genetic variants?

With regards to Maori and Pacific genetics

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Thanks for sharing tonight guys appreciate it keep up the solid Mahi 👍🙏

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Introducing our new kaikorero for this week tātou mā

Ko Moumoukai, Whakapunake nga maunga
Ko Te Wairoa hōpupu hōngenge matangirau, Kopuawhara, nga Nuhaka nga awa
Ko Kahungunu, Tākitimu, Te Rākātō nga marae
Ko Tākitimu, Kurahaupo nga waka
Ko Ngāti Kahungunu, Rongomaiwahine, Ngāti Rakaipaaka, nga iwi
Ko Ngāi Te Rakatō, Ngāi Te Apatu, Te Whare Rau o Te Tahinga nga hapu

Dr Phillip Wilcox is a distinguished senior Māori lecturer at the University of Otago Department of Mathematics and Statistics. However, he has also contributed immensely to the development of ethical frameworks and processes of engagement between researchers and Māori communities.
This weeks kōrero will touch on the applications of genomics in Māoridom and its history, indigenous data sovereignty and more!

## Wednesday 7pm Live on The MOKO Foundation Facebook page ##
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## Wednesday 7pm Live on The MOKO Foundation Facebook page ## 

Introducing our new kaikorero for this week tātou mā

Ko Moumoukai, Whakapunake nga maunga
Ko Te Wairoa hōpupu hōngenge matangirau, Kopuawhara, nga Nuhaka nga awa
Ko Kahungunu, Tākitimu, Te Rākātō nga marae
Ko Tākitimu, Kurahaupo nga waka
Ko Ngāti Kahungunu, Rongomaiwahine, Ngāti Rakaipaaka, nga iwi
Ko Ngāi Te Rakatō, Ngāi Te Apatu, Te Whare Rau o Te Tahinga nga hapu

Dr Phillip Wilcox is a distinguished senior Māori lecturer at the University of Otago Department of Mathematics and Statistics. However, he has also contributed immensely to the development of ethical frameworks and processes of engagement between researchers and Māori communities. 
This weeks kōrero will touch on the applications of genomics in Māoridom and its history, indigenous data sovereignty and more! 

## Wednesday 7pm Live on The MOKO Foundation Facebook page ##

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Rawinia Wilcox Tony Merriman Huti Watson Lisa Matisoo-Smith Ben Te Aika tonite...

Kicking off this week with another staff profile!

Introducing Conor Watene O’Sullivan our Health Research Coordinator for Waharoa Ki Te Toi I am the oldest of seven siblings, so growing up I knew what responsibility meant and how to manage crowds. My experience of growing up as a Māori within a community such as Kaitaia has given me the passion to want to do something meaningful with my career and skills. I have always been fascinated with the many factors influencing the health of our communities and how we as a society strive to prioritise equity and equality for everyone, but in reality, this is not the case or outcome. Therefore, my passion lies with anything to do with Māori health, and I want to play my little part in seeing that improve. Typical for someone who has grown up in the Far North, whenever I have free time all I want to do is go fishing, diving, surfing or simply be amongst the elements of the taio and this resonates with my favourite colour which is ocean blue.
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Kicking off this week with another staff profile!

Introducing Conor Watene O’Sullivan our Health Research Coordinator for Waharoa Ki Te Toi I am the oldest of seven siblings, so growing up I knew what responsibility meant and how to manage crowds. My experience of growing up as a Māori within a community such as Kaitaia has given me the passion to want to do something meaningful with my career and skills. I have always been fascinated with the many factors influencing the health of our communities and how we as a society strive to prioritise equity and equality for everyone, but in reality, this is not the case or outcome. Therefore, my passion lies with anything to do with Māori health, and I want to play my little part in seeing that improve. Typical for someone who has grown up in the Far North, whenever I have free time all I want to do is go fishing, diving, surfing or simply be amongst the elements of the taio and this resonates with my favourite colour which is ocean blue.

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Tena koe Connor.

Kiaora raa Connor ka mihi ki a koe ehoa mo ou mahi tika mahi pono mahi rangatira

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