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since 1987

Pacific Youth finalists for Impact Awards 2022

Pacific Youth finalists for The Impact Awards 2022

Pacific youth are among the finalists for The Impact Awards 2022. 

The Impact Awards and Festival for the Future are powered by the Kiwi charity Inspiring Stories, which believes in the power of young people to create change. It also backs them to build their entrepreneurship and leadership capability, and take action.

The winners, in six categories: climate, enterprise, global, local, inclusion and wellbeing will share $30,000 in prizes.

Finalists include:

Local category

Kophie Su’a- Hulsbosch, co-owner, The Conscious Club, focused on social issues through art. 

Aleisha Amohia, president , National Council of Women NZ, Wellington, bringing a unique perspective 

Inclusion category

Eteroa Lafaele, co-founder, Digitautua, refurbishing devices and fundraising to bridge the digital divide. 

Mariner Fagaiava-Muller, journalist, creating greater representation within New Zealand newsrooms

Christian Prescott, founder, Sneaker Clean NZ, putting pre-loved sneakers on the feet of kids in need. 

Inspiring Stories CEO & founder Guy Ryan, says the contribution these young people are making is extraordinary:

“These young people are stepping up to create real solutions to the challenges we face. As a nation, there is so much more we can be doing to celebrate and support their leadership. Thanks to our supporters, we can back them with awards and prizes to achieve more.”

The winners will be announced on July 30 at a special ceremony to be held at the TSB Arena in Wellington.  

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