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Tupu Aotearoa

Tupu Aotearoa

Tupu Aotearoa supports Pacific people to gain tools and skills that enable them to thrive.

Our communities flourish when Pacific people have access to work or learning opportunities. We want to ensure Pacific people have the right tools, education, training and employment opportunities to succeed

Tupu Aotearoa connects Pacific people with local providers who will support you to access work or learning opportunities on your journey to employment, further training or study.

Tupu Aotearoa contributes to the Ministry for Pacific People's Lalanga Fou Goal: Confident, thriving and resilient Pacific young people.

Hear more about Tupu Aotearoa and how it can support you in this 3-minute video:

Tupu Aotearoa is for Pacific people in Aotearoa who are:

  • aged 15 or over

  • New Zealand citizens based in the areas listed below

  • currently not in employment, education or training.

Our Tupu Aotearoa providers can help you with:

  • identifying appropriate upskilling and training courses

  • career advice and guidance

  • job search

  • support writing your CV and cover letter

  • preparing for interviews

  • obtaining a driver's licence

  • pastoral care and support post-placement.

Don't hesitate to contact one of our local providers below who will be able to confirm your eligibility and support you on your journey. 

Tupu Aotearoa in Regional New Zealand is currently funded by the Ministry for Pacific Peoples.

Te Tai Tokerau Northland


Te Moana a Toi-te-Huatahi Bay of Plenty

Tūranga-nui-a-Kiwa Gisborne


Te Matau-a-Māui Hawkes Bay

Te Tauihu-o-te-waka Nelson-Marlborough

Waitaha Canterbury


Murihiku Southland

If you have any questions about Tupu Aotearoa, email [email protected] or call (04) 473 4493.