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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Supporting Rangatahi aspirations and providing opportunities has always guided our mahi here in Te Hiku o te Ika.

Tēnā koe e hine! Kia kaha, kia maia, kia ū ki ō mahi katoa! Poho kereru ana mātou i a koe e kō!

Over the next few days we will be sharing the 4 recipients of our recent scholarship round and a little bit more about them, what they are studying and their aspirations for our community and iwi Māori!

Whakatata mai e te iwi!Tēnā koutou Moko Foundation!
Ka nui te mihi atu ki a koutou i koha pūtea tautoko mō taku huarahi rangahau hauora.
So very grateful to receive your support as I embark on the Health Sciences pathway. Ko te whāinga nui 'More Māori in Medicine!'
Ngā mihi aroha,
Kaila Tobin (Muriwhenua, Te Hiku o Te Ika)

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Supporting Rangatahi aspirations and providing opportunities has always guided our mahi here in Te Hiku o te Ika. 

Tēnā koe e hine! Kia kaha, kia maia, kia ū ki ō mahi katoa! Poho kereru ana mātou i a koe e kō! 

Over the next few days we will be sharing the 4 recipients of our recent scholarship round and a little bit more about them, what they are studying and their aspirations for our community and iwi Māori! 

Whakatata mai e te iwi!

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Go well kais 🙌🏽🤍

Proud of you bub 🙌🏾

So proud of you miss. You will definitely go a long way. Smash it Bub xx

Awesome Kailah you're awesome xo

Congrats Miss Kaila so proud of you

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Tēnā tātou e te iwi!

Last week we reconvened with our amazing Rangatahi Leadership Group for the first time this year.

It was an awesome hui to reconnect with the existing Rangatahi members from last year, as well as welcoming in some new kanohi to the rōpū. We are really excited and privileged to work alongside this rōpū of Rangatahi as they each offer a variety of skills and have the passion to help the wider Rangatahi community of Te Hiku.

Watch this space 👀 as we will be sharing more about the upcoming initiatives and kaupapa we have created and will be offering to the community very soon.

Mā te wā! 🙌🏽
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Tēnā tātou e te iwi! 

Last week we reconvened with our amazing Rangatahi Leadership Group for the first time this year. 

It was an awesome hui to reconnect with the existing Rangatahi members from last year, as well as welcoming in some new kanohi to the rōpū. We are really excited and privileged to work alongside this rōpū of Rangatahi as they each offer a variety of skills and have the passion to help the wider Rangatahi community of Te Hiku. 

Watch this space 👀 as we will be sharing more about the upcoming initiatives and kaupapa we have created and will be offering to the community very soon. 

Mā te wā! 🙌🏽

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Congratulations

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Toitū He Whakaputanga!
Toitū Te Tiriti!
Toitū tātou te iwi Māori!

This week we were joined by our whanaunga Eru Kapa-Kingi (Te Aupouri, Ngāpuhi) who held his RANGATIRATANGA Workshop with our kāhui kaimahi here at The Moko Foundation.

He maha ngā hua i puta! We delved into Māori law, He whakaputanga (the tuakana document) & Te Tiriti, both of which work together. I wānangahia mātou i te hītori, we discussed the historical context of how Māori came to be the Tanagata whenua of Aotearoa and then how these two Rangatira documents were developed, ending with the importance of our Mana Motuhake and Tino Rangatiratanga in our modern context.

Tēnā koe e te tuakana! Mahi tika ana!

Ka waihō i konei ko ngā kōrero a Tā Hēmi Henare hei whakaarotanga mā tātou!

“Kua tawhiti kē tō haerenga mai kia kore e haere tonu. He nui rawa ō mahi kia kore e mahi tonu!”
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Toitū He Whakaputanga!
Toitū Te Tiriti!
Toitū tātou te iwi Māori! 

This week we were joined by our whanaunga Eru Kapa-Kingi (Te Aupouri, Ngāpuhi) who held his RANGATIRATANGA Workshop with our kāhui kaimahi here at The Moko Foundation. 

He maha ngā hua i puta! We delved into Māori law, He whakaputanga (the tuakana document) & Te Tiriti, both of which work together. I wānangahia mātou i te hītori, we discussed the historical context of how Māori came to be the Tanagata whenua of Aotearoa and then how these two Rangatira documents were developed, ending with the importance of our Mana Motuhake and Tino Rangatiratanga in our modern context. 

Tēnā koe e te tuakana! Mahi tika ana! 

Ka waihō i konei ko ngā kōrero a Tā Hēmi Henare hei whakaarotanga mā tātou! 

“Kua tawhiti kē tō haerenga mai kia kore e haere tonu. He nui rawa ō mahi kia kore e mahi tonu!”

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Ātaahua! 💚

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