Rotorua's Tuia representatives for 2017 are Queenisha Davis and Hone Morris.
Read the 2017 Tuia Prospectus here
Tuia Māori Youth Leadership Development programme is supported by 34 Mayor's across New Zealaand.
Tuia is an intentional, long term, intergenerational approach to develop and enhance the way in which rangatahi Māori contribute to communities throughout New Zealand. We look to build a network of support for rangatahi to help them serve their communities well. This is through developing relationships between a diverse range of rangatahi throughout the country that recognises, accepts and celebrates diversity.
At a local level, a mayor will select a rangatahi Māori from their district who they will develop a mutually beneficial mentoring relationship with, in order to enhance their ability to contribute well to community. This will happen on a monthly basis, involving both informal meetings and participation at formal occasions. The relationship will also provide both parties with the opportunity to gain a deeper insight into inter-generational issues, cultural values and experiences.
Selected rangatahi will be expected to undertake a 100hr community contribution project in their respective communities.
Rangatahi will also attend five wānanga in different parts of the country over the year to build networks, obtain support and receive exposure to a diverse range of people from across the country.
Te Mauri Kingi (2016 representative), Queenisha Davis, Hone Morris, Te Rua Wallace (2015 representative)