He tono tēnei nō te Koromatua o Pōneke ko Justin Lester. E ngā mana rangatahi o te motu, tēnā koutou katoa.
I am pleased to be continuing Wellington City Council’s participation in the rangatahi leadership programme. This initiative for Pōneke rangatahi has been powerful and rewarding for past participants, and I believe that leadership development within a distinctive Māori cultural model has a positive impact on young people and their futures.
I now invite rangatahi Māori residing in Wellington to apply to be my 2017 Tuia o Pōneke. Please read the information about the Tuia programme so that you know what is expected of you during this exciting programme.
To apply, send a letter telling me about yourself and addressing the topic:
“Me Heke ki Pōneke – te wāhi whai moemoeā! Come to Wellington – the place of the possible!”
The closing date for applications is Friday 4 February 2017.
Send your letter to:
Mayor Justin Lester
Wellington City Council
PO Box 2199
Or you can drop it off at the Council reception at 101 Wakefield Street, or email it to me at email@example.com. I really look forward to hearing from you.
Ngā mihi mahana
Mayor of Wellington