Tumanawanui: Strength to Stand Strong

“Me Aro Koe ki te Haa o Hineahuone” – Pay Heed to the Dignity of Women

Tumanawanui Māori and Pasifika mentoring programme was launched at the Manukau Police Station Whare on 24 June 2019.

Direction for the programme is guided by Te Moemoea which conveys a message: a combined voice, unity of purpose, loyalty to a cause, a collective voice for wāhine as leaders.

Judge Ida Malosi from the Manukau District Court, Jo Hacking from Auckland Government Woman’s Network, Megan Poutasi from Auckland District Health Board and Tusha Penny from New Zealand Police shared their vast knowledge and respective journeys with the group.

The event included valuable discussions about the future of women in leadership, why change is needed and what can we do to contribute to this change. Mentor and mentee relationships are set be confirmed in the near future.

Key messages from the event included:

  • Know your why
  • Lift others with you
  • Be authentic
  • Service with humility and courage
  • Be deliberate
  • Tell your story
  • Be your best self
  • Know who you want to have a relationship with


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