Our Team

Our mission is driving systems change to make education and skills more effective and equitable.

Our vision is everyone has the right to shine and realise their dreams through lifelong learning. 


Our Amohau

Our Amohau were chosen for their deep knowledge of tikanga, history, and te reo. They support us to challenge that the mana of the whānau, hapū, and iwi are maintained, and that our work is effective for Māori learners.


Our Trustees

Strong governance is vital to any organisation. The COMET Auckland - Te Hononga Akoranga board unites a diverse talent from the sectors of education, finance, business and community development.


Waka Project

Our History

Our former organisation, the City of Manukau Education Trust was born out of the commitment of the Mayor and Councillors to better education provision in Manukau City, and was formally established as a Charitable Trust in October 1999. We resettled in 2012 with an Auckland-wide remit.

Under the provisions of the Local Government Act 2002, COMET became a Council Controlled Organisation (CCO), which means that Council appoints our Board of Trustees and contracts with us for some of our work.