The Kawatiri crew decided to focus on youth so we conducted a survey that went around all three main high schools in the Buller region. From this, we found that not many young people in our community thought of this place as a place they would return to for work or a future career.

On the back of what we had learnt, we decided to run the ‘Inspo Expo’ event. We thought that the youth needed to be exposed the different industries that are growing in our community and that you don’t always have to fit into a careers but in fact make your own.

Those who attended said they seen great value in the event and they thought it would be great if something similar was compulsory for all schools in Kawatiri.


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