Auckland’s southern local boards will all participate in the 2022 Tuia event mentoring programme.
Franklin, Manurewa, Papakura, Ōtara-Papatoetoe and Māngere-Ōtāhuhu will offer rangatahi places in this NZ-wide programme that sees local government members mentoring young Māori to enhance their leadership skills.
Tuia gives an insight into local government and is aimed at building a network of young people who can give back to their communities. All five boards are looking for potential leaders aged 18 – 25 from their areas who are contributing to the well-being of their communities. Applicants will need the support of their iwi, hapū, marae, whānau or community-based group.
Those chosen will build networks with graduates and others on the programme and receive leadership training at wānanga over the year.