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Applications Open for Maori Youth Mentorships with Mayor and Deputy Mayor

TUIA Overview

The TUIA leadership development programme is an intentional, long term, intergenerational approach to develop the leadership capacity of young Māori in communities throughout New Zealand.

It is believed that with the right support and the right opportunities, these young leaders could become the time drivers of social and economic change in their respective communities.

In Auckland, the Mayor and Deputy Mayor will select two young Māori from the region with whom they will develop a one-on-one relationship, in order to mentor and enhance their leadership skills. It is envisaged the rangatahi (young person) will be mentored on a monthly basis, involving both informal meetings and formal occasions that will assist the young person’s development as a local leader. The relationship will also provide both partners with the opportunity to gain a deeper insight into inter-generational issues, cultural values and experiences.

Selected rangatahi will be expected to undertake and record a 100hr community service project in the respective communities. This will provide the young person to share their experience, practice new strategies and demonstrate leadership.

Rangatahi will also have the opportunity to build networks, obtain support and receive leadership training by attending four leadership development wananga across New Zealand over the course of the year.

Who is eligible for the programme and how will they be selected?

The Mayor and Deputy Mayor using the following set of criteria will select a young mentee each. The rangatahi are to:

  • Be aged between 18 – 25 years
  • Be actively involved in contributing to the wellbeing of their community at some level
  • Be able to commit to being involved in this part-time programme for a minimum of 12 months
  • Have support from others to participate in the programme (whānau/hapu/pakeke/employers/community etc)
  • Be open minded and willing to contribute to discussion and workshops
  • Be well organised and have the ability to manage their time and commitments effectively, and
  • Be innovative, self managing and adaptable

The selection process

The Mayor and Deputy Mayor in partnership with the TUIA programme and their past rangatahi participant will select one or two candidates against the criteria listed above based on the expression of interest in the programme.

What is required of the Mayor and Deputy Mayor?

  • Meet with the young person at least once a month (alternating where possible)
  • Involve the young person in  community activities that will assist their development as a leader
  • Financially support the young person to attend 4 leadership retreats (wananga) per year. This includes Domestic transport costs only.

What is required of the participating young people?

  • Meet with the Mayor or Deputy Mayor at least once a month
  • Be involved in additional community events at the invitation of the Mayor and Deputy Mayor (where practical)
  • Attend three day retreats (wananga) per year, and
  • Undertake a community service project over the 12-month period.

If you are interested in applying for the TUIA 2013 programme please email Claire Richardson for a written application form,  and email or post it back no later than Thursday 31 January 2013.

Email: Claire.Richardson@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

(please put Tuia 2013 in the subject line)

Youth Thriving Communities Workshop 27 Nov 2012

South Auckland Family Violence Prevention Network (SAFVPN)

Rangatahi/Youth Thriving Communities Discussion Workshop

Tuesday 27 November
10am – 12pm
Papatoetoe Chambers, 35a George St, Papatoetoe

Raewyn Bhana at SAFVPN
Tel: (09) 278 9266
George Ngatai at Transitioning Out Aotearoa
Tel: (09) 570 2679