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Jun 28, 2018

Rangatahi business challenge kicks off in Whangarei

The He Kai Kei Aku Ringa Rangatahi business challenge in Whangarei this week brings together 80 rangatahi from around the region to inspire young Māori about business.

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Around 80 rangatahi are taking part in a three-day business challenge that kicked of today at Terenga Paraoa Marae in Whangarei.

The He Kai Kei Aku Ringa Rangatahi Business Challenge, run by Young Enterprise, involves year 10 and 11 students and is designed to be a fun and interactive event.

Young Enterprise spokesperson Natania Katene says the programme will introduce Māori youth to business, help them develop real-world skills and connect them with local Māori entrepreneurs.

“It’ll help to open their opportunities and open to their eyes to see anything is possible.”

Katene hopes the event will get help get the tamariki thinking about what careers they might want to pursue, the subjects they’d like to choose at school and their overall dreams for the future.

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