Whaiora, 23, is a proud mother and a passionate wahine who is pushing for positive change within her community Kawerau. She’s a part of our Future Leaders programme and spoke during the panel session, ‘tackling child poverty’ at Festival for the Future 2018.
On 4–6th August, more than 1,300 people converged on Auckland for our biggest ever Festival for the Future. We had young people from every region nationwide in the room, as well as a growing number of international delegates from the Asia-Pacific Region. The buzz was absolutely incredible!!
This year, the Inspiring Stories team has taken a slightly different approach to creating Festival for the Future, throwing the doors wide and inviting in our wider community to design the Festival experience with us. Learning and Development Lead Shruthi Vijayakumar takes us through the codesign process.
Dealing with “The Big C” is not something you expect on your Big OE, but that’s the situation our Live The Dreamer Jess Weller found herself in. It was 2013, and Jess was living the Kiwi OE life, then one day in May, she realised something wasn’t right.