In early February the nomination of Te Aroha Parata for the 2016 TUIA Mayoral Rangatahi Mentoring Programme was accepted. The programme is “an intentional, long-term, inter-generational approach to develop the leadership capacity of young Māori in communities throughout New Zealand. It is believed that with the right support and right opportunities these young leaders could become drivers of social and economic change in their respective communities.” [Read more…]