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Youth Futures - Impacting Change in Ōtautahi

Ki te kāhore he whakakitenga, ka ngaro te iwi.
Without foresight or vision, the people will be lost.
Kingi Tawhiao Potatau te Whereowhero

In a crowded room in Rehua, University of Canterbury’s central hub for education, the meeting of more than 64 rangatahi from 52 secondary schools and UC was a vivid reminder of our future generations. 

Brought to Ōtautahi by Cheryl Doig from Think Beyond, UC, and Grow Waitaha, rangatahi came to listen to Sophie Howe, the world’s first Future Generations Commissioner. 

Opening with a powerful image of the grim dark vs. hope punk, together they explored exciting new ideas and innovations for our future.

Planning futures for those yet to be born

Rangatahi are our teachers

Driving home the sharper edges of inequity in our rohe

Taking action for our futures

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