2 November 2022 | Ep.80 – partnering to invest for impact

In this episode of Stirring the Pot we’re talking with Pūhoro STEMM Auckland Kaihautū Leads, David Hemopo & Waikaraka Ruwhiu-Toms.

HERA has been very fortunate to have been able to forge a strong connection to both David and Waikaraka as Pūhoro are tenants at HERA House! On top of that, we are lucky enough to receive weekly Te Ao Māori lessons from them each week, which has had a massive influence on our ability as a team to better understand mātauranga Māori and its integration within the workplace.

Join us as they chat with our Innovation and Transformation Architect, Greg Buckley around their mahi (work) to encourage young Māori to be active participants in STEMM (science, technology, engineering, maths, mātauranga) and the STEMM economy of tomorrow. Their focus being to develop a community of future Māori technologists, engineers, entrepreneurs, scientists, innovators and thought-pioneers who excel in high value careers and are the producers and developers of cutting-edge future innovation and will become self-determined empowered leaders, who can bridge both worlds simultaneously (te ao Māōri and te ao Pākehā). We also get down into how our industry can be a part of their story so they can invest for impact!


Connect with Puhoro STEM Academy

Website: https://www.puhoro.co.nz/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/p%C5%ABhoro/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/puhoro

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Puhoro101

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/puhoro_tamaki_makaurau/

Find out more about our Mātauranga Māori mahi



Keen to support Pūhoro STEMM?

As part of our Industry Awards in 2023, we have introduced a new award category ‘Pūhoro Tautoko’ which will recognise the top tauira across the motu within the Pūhoro STEMM Academy program. The Kaihautū for each operating rohe of Manawatū, South Auckland, Christchurch, Hawkes Bay and Waikato nominating their top candidate at the end of their four year journey.

If you have interest to sponsor this project either through funds or an internship offering, we’d love to hear from you! Please get in touch with our Manager Customer Experience, Rebecca Symonds to discuss today!