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RANGATAHI KI TE RANGATIRA

OUR YOUTH OUR FUTURE

MEET BRIAR KOPA, OUR NEW ROAD READY RANGATAHI DRIVING SCHOOL COORDINATOR
Briar Kopa with Learner Driver Licence student, Darrell. 
I ngā korokoro tūi, i ngā kākā tarahae
Tēnei te mihi ki a koutou kātoa
 
Ko Hikuranga te maunga
Ko Te Raparapa te awa
E hono atu ana ki te awa o Taikirau, me Taumarere
Ka puta atu ki te moana o Te Pewhairangi
Ko Ngatokimatawhaorua te waka
Ko Nukutawhiti te rangatira o runga
Ko Hineamaru te tupuna
Ko Ngāti Hine te Iwi
Ko au te kumara o Tekau-I-Mua rāua ko Ngāti Te Tārawa, ko Ngāti Herehere
Ko au te Kairuruku mo te Taraiwa Kura o YOUth INSPIRE
 
My name is Briar and I hale from the most beautiful place in the universe – Matawaia ki Te-Tai-Tokerau.  I have lived in Te Awakairangi for 14 years and have grown to accept this rohe as my home away from home.
 
My previous roles have always been immersed within Community Organisations, as the kaupapa (purpose) of these organisations reflected the tikanga I grew up with – Hei whakamana ngā tāngata katoa (To uplift all people) or as my great grandmother would say “See the place right”.
 
Growing up as a Marae child, you understand the important roles that are interwoven to see a kaupapa through. Community Organisations for me hold these same values “Mā pango, mā whero, ka oti te mahi – Collaborating together to achieve the same outcome”.
 
I chose to work with YOUth INSPIRE as I am passionate about creating more opportunities for Rangatahi within Te Awakairangi. From a Te Ao Māori perspective, I feel I can bring a lot of tikanga based process that can be incorporated into the mahi that we provide for our Rangatahi here at YOUth INSPIRE.
 
I would like to take this opportunity to thank my whānau and Kokiri Marae who have shared their matauranga, so I may share with my whānau here at YOUth INSPIRE and the Rangatahi we serve.
 
“Kua tawhit kē to haerenga mai, kia kore e haere tonu.
 He nui rawa o mahi, kia kore he mahi tonu”
“You have come too far not to go further.  You have done too much not to do more”
 
E rau rangatira ma, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā rā tātou kātoa.
 
 
INSPIRING STORIES
Our gorgeous Rangatahi working on the Love Wainuiomata project to create a welcoming and useful outdoor area adjacent to the Wainuiomata Hub. During our Licence to Work programme, our youth work on a community project to give them an opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to the communities they live in. Last month, the two classes, Taita and Wainui, came together to help build the new deck area outside the Hub, install planter boxes, and paint the community tennis table. Esther King, Love Wainuiomata spokesperson, was thrilled with their work:

"Thank you so much for choosing to have your valuable volunteer day with us. The contribution to the community was huge, and I was very impressed by the great attitude of everyone on the team."

NEW PARTNERSHIPS BRING EXCITING NEW OPPORTUNITIES

The Measurement Standards Laboratory of New Zealand, based at Callaghan Innovation, is keen to work with YOUth INSPIRE to provide opportunities for our Rangatahi. Having recently launched an apprenticeship, they are interested in other ways to bring much-needed new blood into their sector. Their current apprentice, Nina Wronski, presented to our youth on the Licence to Work programme, and shared her story of going from baking buns in the supermarket to measuring lobster tail gauges for the Ministry of Primary Industries. We look forward to MSL providing work experience opportunities to our Rangatahi next year. 

A hugely important new partnership for YOUth INSPIRE is the Hutt Valley District Health Board which joined our Licence to Work programme earlier this year. During an impressive site visit hosted by the Maori Health Unit in early September (pictured), our young people discovered the world of opportunities that exist at the Hutt's biggest employer. Three Rangatahi are completing their work experience there, a records officer, cleaner and an orderly. 
WORKING WITH RANGATAHI
One of the biggest barriers for our youth is a lack of confidence. As their leader, you need to encourage them by asking for their input and giving them praise when they share it (even if it’s not going to be used). Remind them that you hired them for a reason and that you value their input, no matter how small.
THANK YOU TO OUR VALUED SPONSORS AND FUNDERS
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