Tuia250 Trainee Application Form

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1. Applicant Details


Where in Aotearoa do you live?


Contact Details

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2. Voyage Information



3. Physical Information


4. Medical Details

Note – declaring any of the following details will not necessarily impede your selection. See page 1 of the Tuia 250 Voyage Trainee On Board Information for further details.
*Disabilities include: Sensory disabilities (hearing and vision), physical disabilities (mobility and agility), learning disabilities (mobility and agility), learning/intellectual disabilities, psychiatric/psychological disabilities (emotional, psychiatric or psychological conditions), or any other disabilities not mentioned.
 *Long term = lasting longer than 6 months

5. Cultural Information


6. Further Information

7. Selection Criteria

Successful applicants should meet the following selection criteria: 
· Tuia 250 Voyage Trainees must be physically fit and able to carry out the tasks required of their vessel. 
· Trainees should not have medical conditions that are likely to cause harm to themselves or others under the conditions of being an-board a vessel. 
· Trainees must be willing to obey the instructions of the captains and permanent crews of the vessels. 
· Trainees will need to be available and willing to participate on the voyage leg they are assigned to.
· Trainees must be willing to participate in all aspects of the Tuia 250 Voyage programme, including pōwhiri, the learning of waiata and karakia, and discussions and wānanga regarding Tuia kaupapa and themes. 
· Trainees should have a passion and genuine interest in the Tuia 250 kaupapa, themes and activities. 
· Trainees should have an understanding of the Tuia 250 kaupapa and themes.
· Trainees must be willing and able to share their experiences and learnings from the Tuia 250 Voyage with their communities, hapū and iwi in a creative and effective manner.

8. Photo, Video and Application Material Terms of Use.

Photos and video taken during the Tuia 250 Voyage programme, and application materials submitted by applicants (for example, creative material and long answer questions), may be used in a range of Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage promotional materials, such as print and electronic media, including websites and social media, and in our reporting.
  • The Ministry may edit or format photos and video for print or online.
  • The Ministry will own any and all rights in photos and video that it captures during the Tuia 250 Voyage programme.
  • Applicants should understand that the Ministry may indefinitely use photos, videos and application materials, as referred to in this consent form, but applicants have the right to request, in writing, that the Ministry stop using such materials by emailing
  • The Ministry will not profit from the use of these photos, video or application materials.
Disclaimer: Although the Ministry does not encourage other organisations to use material it publishes without first gaining permission, applicants should be aware that once images are online they may be used by third parties without the Ministry’s knowledge.

9. Signatures

By submitting this trainee application you, the applicant, declare that the information provided is correct to the best of your knowledge. If you have provided false information, we reserve the right to withdraw your application.

You acknowledge:
That you have read and understood the commitments and responsibilities required of each successful Trainee outlined in the Tuia 250 Voyage Trainee Application Overview and the Tuia 250 Voyage Trainee On Board Information found on the Tuia 250 website.
That you agree to allow Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage, the vessel organisations, and the other selecting organisations access to your information provided in this document to assist them in the decision making process.
That the selections made will be at the discretion of the Ministry, the vessel organisations, and the other selecting organisations, and that those decisions will depend on their interpretation of the selection criteria (section 9).
That you understand the information stated in the Photo, Video and Application Material Terms of Use (section 10).
That by signing this document you will be giving permission for your application material to be used on the Ministry websites, social media, and printed, audio and video material, including our reporting.
If you are a successful candidate, you agree to allow the Ministry to use photos or videos of you taken during the Tuia 250 Voyage programme for Tuia – Encounters 250 promotional purposes on the website, social media, and printed, audio and video material, including our reporting.