Rangatahi | Māori Youth

The Bay of Plenty region is dynamic and has a youthful population of which about 44% of all the young people in the region are Māori.

Investing in our rangatahi is critical to building thriving communities. Rangatahi Ora is our Rangatahi Māori priority workstream which focusses on connecting rangatahi Māori to quality initiatives that exist in their region and building fit for purpose initiatives to the gaps.

Our Focus:
  • Deploy the He Rangatahi He Anamata Long Term Māori Youth Strategy action plan across the wider BOP
  • Navigate and connect Māori, Industry and government to realise potential
  • Build fit for purpose projects that cater to the gaps in our region
  • Build a network of Young Māori leaders across the wider BOP
  • Strengthen pathways for rangatahi into high value education, training and employment opportunities

Bay of Plenty Regional Profile


of all the young people in the wider BOP region are Māori


of all secondary students in schools are Māori


All youth NEET Rate in BOP (aged 15-24)

40,000+ jobs

New jobs in the region by 2050

Our Projects

Rangatahi Ora
Ko Maui Hangarau

Māori Tech & Innovation Summit

Whenua Ora
He Rangatahi He Anamata

Bay of Plenty Annual Māori Youth Leadership Summit

Pakihi Ora
Discovery Tours

Māori STEAM tours into some of the key sectors in the wider BOP

Our Partners