Tuia mentoring programme 2021
What's the Tuia kaupapa about?
The Tuia kaupapa is long-term, intergenerational approach to develop and enhance the way rangatahi contribute to communities throughout Aotearoa New Zealand. You can find out more by reading the prospectus below, and watching the videos.
The Tuia programme is an intentional, long term, intergenerational approach to develop the leadership capacity of young Maori in communities throughout New Zealand. This programme involves local Mayors selecting a young Maori from their district to mentor on a one-to-one basis, to encourage and enhance 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 also provides both partners with the opportunity to gain a deeper insight into inter-generational issues, cultural values and experiences.
Selected rangatahi are expected to undertake and record a 100 hour community service project in their respective communities. This will provide the young person an opportunity to share their experiences, practice new strategies and demonstrate leadership.
Rangatahi will also have the opportunity to build peer networks with graduates of the Programme, obtain support and receive leadership training by attending four leadership development wānanga over the course of the year.
How The Programme Works
- Mayors develop a ‘one-to-one’ mentoring relationship with a rangatahi in their community over a twelve month period (minimum).
- Both parties commit to meet at least once a month to share ideas, engage in local issues and develop a relationship based on trust and respect.
- The Mayor provides opportunities to explore local government and civic leadership (via events/hui and informal training).
- The rangatahi provides opportunities for the Mayor to better understand their world view as a young Maori- growing up in their whanau, hapū, iwi and wider community.
- The Mayor and rangatahi both attend 4 wānanga throughout the year, focused on growing leadership skills and networks (all previous graduates attend with 100+ rangatahi from all over New Zealand).
- In each community, the rangatahi must also engage and/or develop a ‘community service’ project to pass on the learnings and take action.
- Building good networks between the rangatahi themselves is paramount. Graduates of the programme provide ‘Peer support’ and ongoing development opportunities with four years of participants (100+) coming together at the wānanga and social media.
- Leadership development is rangatahi driven and sustainable, with governance and support provided by the TUIA Charitable Trust and Mayors.
From 2011 to 2017 we have had 43 councils and over 200 rangatahi participate.
Who are we looking for?
We're looking for rangatahi Māori (18-25 yrs) who reside within the South Waikato rohe and at some level are actively contributing to the wellbeing of their community, or have an aspiration to do so.
You also need to be able to commit to:
- Attending five-weekend wānanga held on marae around the country - three three-day and two four-day wānanga held on marae around the country over a period of 12 months.
- Monthly ‘one on one’ mentoring meetings with Mayor Jenny Shattock, and other opportunities.
- Being open-minded and willing to contribute to discussions and workshops.
How can you apply?
To register your interest please email Jacki.Parr@southwaikato.govt.nz the following information:
- Name, age and date of birth.
- Contact email and phone number.
- Tell us a little about yourself (150 words).
- Please provide two examples of community work and/or involvement you have had over the past years (100 words).
- Why are you interested in participating in the Tuia programme? (100 words).
- Are you employed? or Are you studying?