Kia tapu te mātāpuna
Kia ora ai te Mana Wāhine
Hei Ao Rangatira

Urutapu sanctifies the sacred adventurous spirit of women
Activating powerful and courageous leadership
In doing this the possibility of our creation is fulfilled

Urutapu is a work of the heart and a curriculum of the spirit. It means to enter and hold fast to the source of your greatness. Our hope is that all those whose lives we touch will remember who they really are, and have the courage to live in alignment with their highest potential.
Our mission is to impact the fabric of our nation by turning the curve for people through meaningful contribution and service.

Tapu, Mana Motuhake, Whanaungatanga, Tika, Pono, Aroha


Tino Rangatiratanga – Transformative leadership through self-actualisation.

What will I get out of the program?
Meet and network with renowned Māori experts, vocational support, gain confidence and communication skills, be supported to discover your passion and purpose, execute an effective 12 month personal development plan, make a difference in your community and whānau through impactful events, high performance mentoring, attendance at leadership events, inspiring wānanga, and an opportunity to be surrounded by champions of change.

​​"Before tamāhine can take on leadership roles they need to know who they are and what being Māori means to them. Urutapu is awesome because it exposes them to people who love and celebrate being Māori.”
Dr Ella Henry
Senior Lecturer AUT in Māori Media.