Our Journey

Let’s harness the potential of all rangatahi (young people), ngā rangatira mo apōpō – the leaders of tomorrow.

We dream of an Aotearoa where every young person can pursue leadership opportunities that increase their agency and visibility, build their confidence, and foster a sense of belonging.

To make this a reality, all rangatahi must have equal access to information on what leadership opportunities are out there and how to apply. That’s why we’ve developed Aotearoa New Zealand’s first free, one-stop, open-access database highlighting all youth leadership opportunities available to young people under 35.

Are you aware of any upcoming opportunities for young people in Aotearoa? Join us in building this resource together as we strive to break down the information barrier!

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Our Founding Story

2021
June
RLOD Project Brief Created
2021
July
Marie Ysabel Landingin appointed RLOD Project Lead
2021
October
RLOD shared with Minister for Youth, Hon. Priyanca Radhakrishnan
2022
December
RLOD secures multi-year grant from the Tindall Foundation
2022
February
RLOD Working Group established
2022
March
Governor-General highlights RLOD at Multiethnic Young Leaders NZ Launch
2022
May
Official Launch of the Rangatahi Leadership Opportunities Database (RLOD)
2022
August
RLOD Teachers’ Presentation, Ministry for Ethnic Communities x RLOD online info session, and other community outreach activities
2023
Feruary
Website login function removed based on community feedback
2023
May
RLOD One Year Anniversary Morning Tea
2024
RLOD Rebrand and Resource Kit Launch

Our future relies on everyone’s active participation.

OPINION | Bridging the Opportunity Divide

Last Wednesday, we celebrated one year since the launch of our effort to address the opportunity divide in Aotearoa New Zealand—the Rangatahi Leadership Opportunities Database (RLOD).

Rangatahi Leadership Opportunities Database Teachers’ Lunch

On the 12th of August, Multiethnic Young Leaders hosted the Rangatahi Leadership Opportunities Database (RLOD) Teachers’ Lunch event at the University of Auckland Te Tai Tonga (South Auckland) Campus.

INTERVIEW: Coffee with Young Pacific Leader, Vaiola Tauti

Kia ora Vaiola, thank you for taking the time to take part in this interview. You were one of the two NGO delegates this year to join the NZ Government Delegation at the sixty-sixth session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women…

MYLN launches New Zealand’s First Database on Youth Leadership Opportunities During Youth Week 2022

(RLOD),  the country’s first free, single-source, open-access database that provides crowdsourced information on all youth leadership opportunities available to young people under 35 in Aotearoa New Zealand during Youth Week 2022. 

OPINION: Fixing the broken leadership pipeline

At Multiethnic Young Leaders, we often talk about “building Aotearoa New Zealand’s pipeline of diverse future leaders.” Despite our status as a small island nation of just 5 million people, we are one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world, home to over 200 different ethnicities.

Soft Launch of MYLN’s Flagship Project

Multiethnic Young Leaders recently hosted two soft launches, one in Auckland and the other in Wellington, for the Rangatahi Leadership Opportunities Database (RLOD).