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

This translates to; Seek the treasure that you value most dearly, if you bow your head, let it be to a lofty mountain.


Date: 17th February 2021

Location: Aotea Centre

Theme: Whāia te Iti Kahurangi – Strive for Excellence

Contact: Ashleigh Webster,

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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.

Hui a tau

We have used this whakataukī to underpin the design of the one-day conference and hope that you can use this to propel you towards greatness.

The conference aims to Equip, Connect and Inspire you as leaders in you whānau, your workplace and your hāpori.

This conference will build on your journey and experience as interns as you move further into your career paths. Using your current foundation, the TOA movement will strive to grow you professionally and personally.


To connect with the Alumni team, please contact

Costs and where to register

All pricing can be found below and is exclusive of the booking fee.

TupuToa Alumni  $119 + booking fee

Māori and Pacific Professionals $149 + booking fee

Managers from the Partner Network $200 + booking fee

Part Payment Option – please contact Alumni team


You can purchase tickets here


We have an exciting day planned ahead for all attendees.

You can see our first release of our agenda here and we will be profiling our speakers over the next few weeks. Be sure to follow TupuToa on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and our Alumni Newsletter!


You can view the agenda here.

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.