URUTAPU 2018

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Who is eligible to apply?

  • Female aged between 16-17 years of age.
  • Are of Māori descent; whakapapa to and live in Tāmaki Makaurau or Te Tai Tokerau.
  • Passionate, talented tamāhine demonstrating leadership, and committed to turning the curve for our people.

What happens if my application is successful?

  • Successful applicants will be shortlisted and contacted for the final stage face to face interviews with welcomed support of their whānau..
  • Kanohi ki te kanohiInterviews will be on the following dates:

Tai Tokerau: Monday 14th May 2018
Tāmaki Makaurau: Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th May 2018

What happens if my application is unsuccessful?

All tamāhine will be informed of the outcome of their application via email within 2 weeks of the completion of all interviews.


What is required if I  am accepted on the programme?

  • Have a vision to impact your world that will turn the curve for our people, improving their lives.
  • Complete the 12 month Te Pū Māreikura kaupapa between July 2018-July 2019.
  • Attend all 5 noho marae. 
  • Be smoke drug and alcohol free or be committed to giving up within the 1st two months of the kaupapa.
  • Want to change the world through inspiring and exemplary leadership.
  • Be willing to be uncomfortable, grow and stretch.
  • Have full whānau/community support.
  • Be available with your whānau for face-to-face interviews on the following dates: Tai Tokerau Monday 14th May; and Tāmaki Makaurau - Evenings of Tuesday 15th -  Wednesday 16th May 2018
  • Complete all whakamātautau, mentor calls, and events within Te Pū Māreikura.

What does the whānau commitment entail?


  • Have full whānau/community support which includes providing transport to and from each noho.
  • Whānau will be required to awhi for the entire duration at a minimum of 2 of the 5 noho throughout the year.
  • Whānau will tautoko tamāhine to complete their whānau project, whakamātautau, mentor calls and events and provide feedback for evaluation.