Māori Pacific Students: Paid Work Experience with The Southern Initiative Event as iCalendar

10 October 2017

5 - 6:30pm

Venue: ClockTower, Room 123

Location: 22 Princes St

Gain experience, earn money, and give back to the community!

Book your place for this event now. 

The Southern Initiative (Auckland Council) champions, stimulates and enables social and community innovation in South Auckland.

Covering the local board areas of Māngere-Ōtāhuhu, Ōtara-Papatoetoe, Manurewa and Papakura, The Southern Initiative is one of two major place-based regeneration programmes established in the Auckland Plan. 

The population of these areas is youthful, primarily Pacific and Māori, and abundant in assets, talent, creativity and opportunity. It also faces complex social, economic, cultural and environmental challenges.

With its unique model of enabling change, The Southern Initiative is attracting a high level of interest and investment from central government, community, business and philanthropy groups.  

A recent project includes the Ōtāhuhu Streetscape Upgrade (design) project where students worked in course-relevant projects under the direct supervision of contractors such as Boffa Miskell. 

Interested in paid work experience?

Come and meet Tania Pouwhare and Anne-Marie Mujica from the Southern Initiative to find out more about their projects and the paid work experience opportunities on offer.  The work experience is flexible and can work around study timetables and holiday breaks.   

Currently they are interested in meeting with Māori and Pacific students who are studying the areas of architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning (design projects) and engineering disciplines (generally construction projects).

Light refreshments and food will be provided. Book your place now so you don't miss out. 


Tania Pouwhare (Ngāi Tūhoe) is a ‘Social Intrapreneur’ for The Southern Initiative team at Auckland Council. Her role is to support and enable social and community innovation in South Auckland to tackle some of our tough socio-economic challenges, and to be a change-maker inside a massive bureaucracy. She is leading the Southern Initiative team’s work on procurement and employment and skills. Before moving to the Southern Initiative team two years ago, she held strategy roles.

Prior to working at Auckland Council, Tania lived and worked in Dublin before settling in London for more than a decade, where she was Head of Policy at the Women’s Resource Centre – the UK’s leading umbrella organisation for the women’s NGO sector and one of Britain’s most admired charities. Before her move abroad, she worked for the Women’s Refuge national office in a policy role. Tania has a MA (Women’s Studies) from the University of Auckland.