Councillors to work with young Māori leaders

Published on 14 January 2020

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Young Māori keen to make a difference in the Far North are being urged to apply for the Tuia Rangatahi Leadership Programme.

Two young Māori leaders from Te Tai Tokerau will soon be selected to participate in the national programme during 2020 with applications open until Friday 7 February.

The programme has a focus on Māori youth development and is open to young people aged 18-25. Participants will attend a series of four wānanga held across Aotearoa during the year with costs paid fully by the Far North District Council.

The mentors for the Far North 2020 Tuia programme will be two of Far North District Council’s newest Councillors, Moko Tepania and Rachel Smith.

“Tuia is an awesome programme for Māori youth development,” says Councillor Tepania, who is also a kaiako at Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Kaikohe.

The Tuia Rangatahi Leadership Programme is associated with the Mayor's Taskforce for Jobs and aims to empower rangatahi Māori throughout New Zealand to build networks and contribute to their local communities.

The online application form and information can be found on the Far North District Council website


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