Te Hononga Akoranga COMET AGM presentations

Posted on 31 October 2022

At our 2022 Te Hononga Akoranga COMET online AGM and 10-year anniversary celebration each of our campaigns provided an update on the work that had been achieved throughout the year and highlighted some of the impact. 

Education Māori 

Dr. Will Flavell, Kaihautū Māori at Te Hononga Akoranga COMET highlighted the arrival of Noah Meggitt in our newly created Kaitūhono Māori role, and the work with the Glen Innes Tamariki Writers Group as key achievements for this year. Please watch the video below to learn more. 

Talking Matters

With the Talking Matters handover now complete and the Talking Matters Charitable Trust beginning independent operations in July this year there was a lot to celebrate. Jilly Tyler, Director Talking Matters highlights the team’s goals, objectives, and achievements in the below video.

Youth Employability

Shirley Johnson, Youth Employability Director at Te Hononga Akoranga COMET highlighted a year that was full of transition and change with the many positive outcomes for young people and with the upcoming transition of our Youth Employability Programme to Youthtown. See more in the video below. 


Ying Yang, STEM Manager at Te Hononga Akoranga COMET, presented the growing strength of the STEM network, resources and capability that has been delivered over the year. Highlights include the release of the STEM book, celebrating the Curious Minds South Auckland projects, the expansion of WeSTEM and the Participatory Science Film Festival all highlighted in the below video.

Data & Evidence

Dr Rajshree Krishnan, Data and Evidence Manager at Te Hononga Akoranga COMET, highlighted the developments this year in how we measure our outcomes and the progress on our 2022 snapshots for Tāmaki Makaurau and local boards. She acknowledged the hard work undertaken by interns within Te Hononga Akoranga COMET, who make a huge contribution to our work. See more in the video below.


Susan Warren, Chief Executive Te Hononga Akoranga COMET gave an update on our language diversity work. One focus over the past two years has been mapping  organisations around Aotearoa that support languages – part of the continued challenge to ensure this sector receives greater visibility. See more in the below video.