The Hauora (Health and Wellbeing) sectors offer career opportunities for rangatahi/young people. Join us in a FREE interactive workshop to explore these career and qualification opportunities through the earn and learn pathway. We invite high school students to learn from our speakers who will share these pathways available to them. 

Spaces are limited so register for you or your students’ attendance now. For questions, please contact Julie Purcell at

Who: High school students in the Auckland region

Where: Ōrākei Marae in Auckland

When: 27 June 2019

Time: 9.45 am to 2pm

Cost: FREE

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Te wā –TimeKaupapa –Activity
10.00amPōhiri –Welcome to the marae
10.45amKai whakanoa –Light refreshments
11.00amKōrero whakamārama – What today is about
11.10amNgā Kaikōrero – Presenter introductions
11.30amTuatahi –First round of workshops start 
12.10pmKai iti –Snack break
12.30pmTuarua –Second round of workshops
1.00pmWhakahoki kōrero –Workshop reflections/feedback
1.10pm –1.50pmWhai mahi –Connection time for students with possible employers and Careerforce staff
1.50pm –2.00pmPoroporoaki / karakia – Closing farewell



Ezekiel Raui – Te Rau Ora

He uri tēnei nō Te Rarawa me Ngāpuhi ki te taha o tōku māmā, nō Ngā Kuki Airani ki te taha o toku pāpā.
My name is Ezekiel Raui, I am 21 years old and currently work for Te Rau Ora, a Māori Workforce Development Organization as the Program Manager for TūKotahi, a peer support program for rangatahi in schools.
My role involves meeting and working alongside young people, planning massive events for hundreds of rangatahi to attend and providing a youth voice in decision making spaces for our rangatahi.
My passion for rangatahi comes from my humble beginning and learning how important it is for us as rangatahi to have our say in issues affecting us.


Kataraina  Davis – Innovation Unit Australia New Zealand

Tēnā koutou, he uri tēnei nō Ngāti Whātua, Ngāti Hine, Ngāti Kahu. Ko Kataraina Davis tōku ingoa.

I currently work as a design thinker for the Innovation Unit Australia New Zealand, and my passion there is to design new solutions to complex challenges that create impact at scale. We do this by privileging the voices of the whānau and community who will benefit from the solutions designed by them for them. Design thinking and social innovation is important to me because I am able to bring and apply my whole self to my work. My children are my purpose, ‘dance moming’ is my life outside of mahi!


Richelle Davies – Ambulance/Careerforce

I started my career as a support worker in the aged care sector, moving into palliative care and disability services after completing my level 4 qualification in Health and Wellbeing. I volunteered with St John Ambulance throughout these studies and eventually went to study Paramedicine and subsequently practicing as a Paramedic and writing curriculum. I now work for Careerforce as a Learning Engagement Advisor and volunteer for a private ambulance company as a Paramedic. My workshop here is interactive and fun, and vital to saving someone’s life.


Raniera Pene – Te Puni Kōkiri

Ngati Whātua – Ngati Rangiteaorere – Ngāti Maniapoto – Ngāti Porou – Te Iwi Morehu

Kia ora tātou, my name is Raniera Pene and I am hugely passionate about the development and wellbeing of our Māori people. Prior to my current role at Te Puni Kokiri, I served as a Whānau Ora practitioner for Te Kaha O Te Rangatahi Trust. The philosophy behind the Whānau Ora approach is the idea that whānau hold the power and solution to the transformation of their lives. Our role was to help them realise that potential through the development of whānau plans, helping them identify barriers and opportunities as well as linking them to relevant support networks. It is widely known that Māori are at the forefront for a range of health and wellbeing challenges and so it is hugely evident that we are in need of more Māori kaiārahi and kaimanaaki to ensure we are changing the tides within Aotearoa.


Whāia te iti Kahurangi Event Registration

Registration closes on 21 June 2019 unless spaces are all taken up prior.