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Rangatahi Māori identified as delegates for APEC Voices of the Future and CEO Summit 2021

Kua tohua ngā rangatahi hei whakakanohi i te iwi Māori ki te hui APEC Voices of the Future me te hui mō ngā Tumu Whakarae 2021

“Tū mai Te Rangitūkupu kia rongo te pō, kia rongo te ao,
Whakaputa atu ki te whaiao, ki te ao mārama!
Hāumi e! Hui e! Tāiki e!”

Te Rangitūkupu, the APEC Māori Partnership Group, is pleased to announce the rangatahi Māori selected as delegates to attend APEC Voices of the Future and CEO Summit 2021 during APEC Leaders Week. They are:

  • Te Aniwaniwa Paterson (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Tūwharetoa)
  • Tōrerenui-a-Rua Te Pou (Ngāi Tūhoe)
  • Blaze Leslie (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Kahu, Ngāti Kahungunu o Te Wairoa)
  • Kaneihana Dewes (Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Rangitihi, Ngāti Hine)
  • Sam Wixon (Ngāi Tahu, Kati Mamoe, Waitaha, Ngāti Toarangatira, Moriori)
  • Anahera Nin (Ngāti Pūkenga ki Tauranga, Ngāti Toarangatira)
  • Te Aonui Wharawhara-Muriwai (Ngāti Hauā, Ngāpuhi, Taranaki, Ngāti Hinerangi, Ngāti Raukawa)
  • Johannah Kātene-Burge (Ngāti Toarangatira, Ngāti Tama)

Hosting APEC has enabled Te Rangitūkupu to expose Māori to diplomacy, the APEC environment and to grow their leadership skills. Te Rangitūkupu were highly impressed with the calibre of applications, and as a result, increased the number of scholarship recipients from five to eight.

These rangatahi will experience the online Voices of the Future 2021 Conference during Leaders Week from 8 to 13 November 2021, in Tāmaki Makaurau [Auckland], and attend the CEO Summit 2021 from 10 to 11 November 2021, virtually.

Te Rangitūkupu is committed to providing increased opportunities for meaningful rangatahi Māori engagement in APEC 2021. They wish to acknowledge the many whānau, hapū, marae, and iwi the rangatahi belong to for the role they have played in their growth, and for their continued commitment to developing future leaders.

All applications demonstrated promise and passion, and Te Rangitūkupu looks forward to the huge potential of the next wave of Māori leaders.

“Ko te reo rangatahi te reo rangatira āmua ake”

The voice of youth is the voice of leadership in the future

About Voices of the Future 2021

The Asia-Pacific region has nearly one billion young people that stand in the face of an uncertain future. The effects of the pandemic have disproportionately impacted young people globally, including missed education, training and employment opportunities.

COVID-19 has forced the globe into an economic reset. We now have the opportunity to grow our economies differently – making them more inclusive, resilient and sustainable.

It is clear that this year’s youth event is set against a unique backdrop – with the region staring down the devastating effects of COVID-19 and setting a plan for the next two decades. The work APEC is doing this year is both immediate and inter-generational, with the stakes higher than ever.

New Zealand’s hosting of APEC Voices of the Future 2021 aims to be the most open and inclusive in the event’s 23-year history. Young people will have the opportunity to hear and learn from experts and peers around the region, while also putting their unique perspective in front of APEC Leaders.

About CEO Summit 2021

The APEC CEO Summit is the most influential meeting of business and government in the Asia Pacific. The forum provides opportunities for governance, chief executives and world business leaders to engage with each other and with the leaders of the APEC economies. Each year, the CEO Summit draws the region’s business leaders, intellectuals, and media personalities for interactive discussions with APEC Leaders on key trade and economic issues facing the Asia-Pacific. 

Mātaki mai — Watch all the action here

APEC Voices of the Future 2021 takes place on 9-10 November (NZDT), and you'll be able to watch the livestream here.

Join, Work, Grow. Together.
Haumi ē, Hui ē, Tāiki ē.