Hurry! Registrations are open for the ‘Future Leaders of the Pacific’ conference

Registrations are open for the ‘Future Leaders of the Pacific’ conference

Registrations are open for the ‘Future Leaders of the Pacific’ conference in Auckland on Saturday 11th November!

Register here.

Join us to develop new skills and knowledge for youth participation in leadership and advocacy, and more importantly, to grow your network of leaders.

In partnership with The Wonderful Group and The Moko Foundation, the US Embassy New Zealand is holding a FREE leadership conference for Māori and Pasifika leaders, ages 16yrs to 21yrs.

The conference theme ‘Building leadership capacity’ and format is co-designed by youth leaders and US Embassy alumni Ezekiel Raui, Conor O’Sullivan, Cale Silich, and Hana Maihi. They will also be your hosts throughout the day and evening.

Registrations close Tuesday 7th November at 5pm.

Register here.




0845                       Assemble for pōwhiri at Te Mahurehure Marae, 65-73 Premier Ave, Point Chevalier

0945                       Youth Committee welcome

1000                       Whakawhanaungatanga

1030                       ESPN Global Sports Mentoring Program – U.S. guest speakers Dr. Hillyard and Dr. Huffman, University of Tennessee

1045                       Leadership through Sports – Melodie Robinson, SKY Sports and Founder of The Wonderful Group

1100                       Media training session with Melodie Robinson

1200                      Tour and lunch on Maungawhau (Mt Eden) hosted by Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei

1400                       Speed dating with some of New Zealand’s best Māori entrepreneurs

Shay Wright, Te Whare Hukahuka (view Shay’s work here)

Brittany Teei, KidsCoin

Kaye-Maree Dunn, Making Everything Achievable

1530                       Connecti/We Interactive workshop facilitated by Kaye-Maree Dunn

1700                       Downtime to get ready for dinner at marae

1830                      Dinner at Kai Pasifika with a guest speaker

2015                       Overnight stay at Te Mahurehure marae – optional and free


0730                       Breakfast

0900                       Haere ra