Te Ara Tipu means ‘Path of Growth’ in te reo Māori, and is a new programme offered by the CAPEs to support tertiary students on a multi-year journey of professional growth.
Te Ara Tipu brings together students from all three CAPEs and provides you with semi-personalised learning and growth opportunities. You will gain a better understanding of the opportunities the Asia-Pacific offers to you and the people of Aotearoa New Zealand:
• Expand your regional knowledge
• Develop skills through experience
• Embark on your own path
• Be part of a community
Te Ara Tipu is a mix of purpose-built activities such as talks, discussions, workshops, and networking events. You will also have access to additional opportunities that align with your personal goals.
Members join the CAPE whānau and become a tight-knit group. You’ll not only benefit from opportunities to learn and grow, but will be encouraged to support each other and explore ways to give back to your communities.
Throughout the year, Te Ara Tipu offers formal and informal opportunities for members to embark on their personal journey:
• Cross-CAPE sessions: In-person activities to bring Te Ara Tipu members together that provide knowledge and skills applicable to the CAPE regions
• Optional opportunities: Additional opportunities offered by the three CAPEs or the wider network; informal activities to connect with your peers, staff, and the wider network
• Access and support: Our team is available to provide guidance and help members find and assess opportunities
As part of the programme, the CAPEs also offer small funding grants to support personalised growth opportunities for Te Ara Tipu members. Grants can be accessed on application.
In 2023, we plan to hold four in-person sessions across Aotearoa New Zealand. Sessions will generally be held outside of teaching and exam periods, and may consist of one or two-days’ worth of activities with expenses sponsored by the CAPEs.
• 12-21 April: Welcome session
• 1-10 July: Cross-CAPE session
• 28 August-8 September: Cross-CAPE session
• 20-24 November: Cross-CAPE session
Exact dates and locations will be confirmed closer to the time.
How to apply
We accept applications from currently enrolled tertiary students who are New Zealand citizens or permanent residents, and have previously participated in a Latin America, North Asia, or Southeast Asia CAPE programme.
Applications for the 2023 cohort will open 30 January 2023.
1. The information requested in the application form will be used for assessment purposes. All personal information collected during the application process may be made available to members of the selection committee.
2. The CAPEs will normally hold documents about selected applicants for the duration of the programme.
3. Consistent with the provisions of the Privacy Act applicants have the right of access to information held about them. Applicants also have the right to request the correction of information held about them.
4. The CAPEs wish to recognise selected applicants and to be kept informed about the progress of the students they have supported. In accepting this opportunity, you authorise the CAPEs to release information and promotional material about Te Ara Tipu and your experience of it.
5. Participation in the Te Ara Tipu programme is completely voluntary and North Asia, Southeast Asia, and Latin America CAPEs and its programme partners should not be held liable for any damages, losses, or related claims as a result of an unforeseeable or unavoidable acts and risks surrounding travel and activities.
6. Te Ara Tipu participants agree to take reasonable precautions to minimise the risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19 when attending in-person events organised by the CAPEs. This includes that they don’t commence travel or participate if they develop cold or flu-like symptoms. In the event of a positive COVID-19 test while travelling, the CAPEs will follow government regulations of both the New Zealand government and that of the countries visited. If a participant is required to isolate, costs will be covered by the CAPEs for the duration of their stay.
1. Selected applicants will be known as members of Te Ara Tipu.
2. Selected applicants will be provided with the following at no cost for their full participation in the programme.
o Transport to and from in-person activities (this refers to domestic flights when required; when flights are required, members will be responsible for getting themselves to their local airport and back home from the local airport)
o Hotel accommodation (generally twin-shared) if an overnight stay is required
o All in-activity expenses
o Course materials and any professional-development programme costs
o Anything outside of this package shall be borne by the participants.
3. Selected applicants must attend and present at orientation, if requested, and are prepared to complete a reflection task of their experience, and cooperate with any promotional publicity related to Te Ara Tipu which may be provided in form of a communication briefing. In accepting this opportunity, you also agree to acknowledge the CAPEs when sharing your experience about the programme, e.g. tagging the CAPEs social media handles when posting online.
3. Selected applicants will be required to provide the North Asia, Southeast Asia, and Latin America CAPEs with regular surveys and feedback (guidelines will be provided), and agree to share their experience and insights at agreed events or with future members by mutual agreement.
4. Selected applicants must be available for participation for approximately one engagement every two months throughout the duration of their membership in the programme, which shall begin in March 2023 until such time that they formally graduate from their tertiary studies, or otherwise leave Te Ara Tipu.
5. The programme is available only to students who are New Zealand citizens or permanent residents.
6. The programme is available only to currently enrolled students in a New Zealand university or polytechnic. An exception will be made for any CAPE alumni of the APEC Voices of the Future programme.
7. Application closing date: 24 February 2023, unless otherwise stated.
8. The North Asia, Southeast Asia, and Latin America CAPEs have the right to amend or vary these terms and conditions from time to time.