Alumni Conference


Whāia te Iti Kahurangi – Strive for Excellence

This comes from the whakataukī: Whāia te iti kahurangi, ki te tuohu koe, me he maunga teitei, which means Seek the treasure that you value most dearly, if you bow your head, let it be to a lofty mountain.

Date: 15th September 2021

Location: Generator @ Grid AKL

Theme: Whāia te Iti Kahurangi – Strive for Excellence

Contact: Ashleigh Webster,

Register: Click here


We have used this whakataukī to underpin the design of the one-day conference and hope that this will propel you towards greater opportunities for yourself, your whanau and your hāpori.

This conference is to activate and connect with TOA Alumni as well support the professional development to accelerate career pathways.

TOA aims to build on our interns’ journeys and experience with you, and help them leverage those strong foundations to grow further professionally and personally.

Costs and where to register

TupuToa Alumni  $119

Māori and Pacific Professionals $149

Managers from the Partner Network $200

You can purchase tickets here


Under Development – Check back soon!


Our TOA Alumni Programme now has six core components:

Networking | Whanaungatanga

In addition to year-round networking opportunities, we recently launched TupuToa Talks which aims to inspire, connect and empower our alumni.

Mentoring | Tuakana-teina

Alumni will have an opportunity to mentor interns, and be mentored by a manager from across our partner network. Expressions of interest will be taken at the Conference for 2021.

Annual conference | Hui-a-tau

TupuToa will host an annual leadership conference open to Māori and Pacific professionals.

Early Career Development Programme

This 6-month programme is aimed at alumni with at least 2-3 years’ experience, and will include a range of learning and development opportunities including workshops.

Community | Ngā Karere

We will keep Alumni in touch with the Programme as well as the wider TupuToa community via a dedicated LinkedIn Group, regular newsletter and social media.

Giveback | Koha

Alumni will be able to koha TupuToa with time, skills and/or financial contribution.