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Welcome to COMET Auckland

COMET Auckland - Te Hononga Akoranga is an independent charitable trust and an Auckland Council CCO championing better and fairer education, skills and lifelong learning for all Aucklanders.

We provide high quality and effective research, project development and leadership for cross-sector initiatives and action.



CE's Pen - We all have a role to play in challenging racism

As our Muslim brothers and sisters mark the month of Ramadan, we reflect again on the tragic events of 15th March. Many of us were shocked that such a thing could happen in Aotearoa.  We think of ourselves as an inclusive society.

While it has been encouraging to see the outpouring of support, we have also had to face the fact that racism and hatred are alive and well in our nation. One root of racism is a fear of difference. Going by the outcry from some groups every time it’s suggested that school children learn te reo Māori, this fear of difference is very much present here.

We all have a role to play in challenging racism when we see it ... Read more



Apply now for SouthSci funding

Find out about our SouthSci participatory science programme. If you've got a great community research idea, we've got up to $20,000 and expertise to help. More info here



Licence to Work: Better than money!


A Licence to Work is a gift that will keep on giving for the rest of your life. EMA chief executive Kim Campbell explains the value to employers and students of the Youth Employability Programme. 

 More stories from our Licence to Work graduates 



Hi there, thanks for all the talking

Watch what promoting early language is doing for children and parents on our Talking Matters to Tāmaki programme.

 Find out more


Our submission on the Tomorrow’s Schools Independent Taskforce Report 

And check out other recent submissions on the: 

... Strategic Plan for Early Learning 2019-2029

... Budget Policy Statement 2019

... Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy



Our Auckland Local Board data snapshots have the latest info on education, training, skills and employment for each of the 21 local board areas. Plus commentaries on key issues for the eastern, western, central northern and southern boards.


COMET Annual Report 2017-18

Where does our money come from? What do we spend it on? Performance reports on all our projects - plus stories and photos about the families, children and groups we work with.


Imagine an Aotearoa New Zealand where every young person can learn and use te reo Māori as of right throughout their schooling.

We have a plan ...

Talking Matters
YEP: Licence to Work