A DIGITAL INNOVATION SHOWCASE
Come and join us at ACCELERATING AUCKLAND to see HOW you can contribute, WHY you should connect, WHAT Digital Auckland looks like and what it does for you, its citizen. October 25, 26 and 27 at the Viaduct Event Centre.
Watch this space - More to come!
Understanding Indigenous Pacific success models for improved Educational outcomes during a visit to New Zealand by Dr. Ku Kahakalau Nov 12th – 17th.
Through our work with RAISE Pasifika and contacts at the US Government, Accelerating Aotearoa Incorporated was instrumental in bringing globally-recognised education pioneer Dr Ku Kahakalau to New Zealand.
Celebrate and support our Maori & Pacific teenagers on their pathway to successful careers!
Accelerating Aotearoa’s Talent is a special Hui / Fono for young Maori and Pacific to encourage career choices in growth industry sectors and support their qualification for those jobs. Because we know careers are a whanau decision we have invited students to bring Mum and Dad along.
Mark Wonglyn of Careers NZ and Judy Speight of Accelerating Aotearoa, addressed nearly 100 careers advisors at the CATE (Careers and Transition Education Association NZ) annual conference at the Rotorua Energy Events Centre on November 24th 2011.
Meet Noah Ghebremichael–Accelerating Aotearoa’s new Intern, AUT Bachelor of Business student.
| “I believe undertaking this Co-op project at Accelerating Aotearoa specifically is a golden opportunity to team up & work closely with dynamic experts from various fields to think critically on how management and technology can be better utilized to create opportunities, reflect on social benefits & responsibilities as well as analyze and understand the impact on New Zealand economy. I could never ask for a better Co-op opportunity”.|
AGM Date: 26th August 2011
Accelerating Aotearoa is now seven years old. Statistically it is now destined for survival in the jungle of the “Not for Profit” Charitable Society world.
Nearly thirty members of Accelerating Aotearoa met at the University of Auckland’s Owen G Glenn Building last week to celebrate their 5th Annual General meeting and receive updates on the current projects of the society.
The following extract contains some of the highlights of the Chief Executive’s Report to members at the meeting.
Long time Accelerating Aotearoa supporter and key member of NFKM aka Niue Moving Forward Together, Mary Aue, was invited to address women at the Auckland event of the Global Women's Summit.
The event was held at Kia Aroha College on August 6th 2011.
The Global Women’s Summits are being organised by the Women’s Information Net
To support the Auckland Plan's priorities around skills and youth, Accelerating Aotearoa has developed a powerful engagement framework to improve success rates in education and enable pathways to skilled and inspiring careers for Maori and Pacific youth.
“Accelerating Aotearoa Talent” (AAT) works with educators and communities along with both the private and public sectors to support talented young people into exciting and well paid careers. The overarching principal for delivery is having engaged families on the programme.
Accelerating Aotearoa has achieved further recognition for its role in strengthening women and families worldwide, with an International Women’s Day “Outstanding Service Award”.
The award was presented to Accelerating Aotearoa founder and CEO Judith Speight by the Mayor of Auckland Len Brown at an event celebrating the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day.
New Zealand‘s Pacific population is growing, 266,000 in 2010. Most Pacific New Zealanders are New Zealand born, young, and highly urbanised. Nearly 70% live in Auckland and an increasing number are now unemployed; 15.2% in June 2010, and increase of 4.2% on the previous year.
A number of factors have been demonstrated to stem the growth in unemployment stats and positively impact social and economic transformation;