Young Poets To Battle Across The Tasman.

$5,233 of $5,000 goal
Given by 53 generous donors in 7 weeks

Support these groundbreaking young women to represent Aotearoa in this once in a lifetime opportunity.


Nga Puna O Waiorea have emerged as the 2018 Word - The Front Line Champions! the largest Youth Poetry Slam in Aotearoa, drawing around 220 young poets from 44 high School slam teams within the Auckland Region.

Now, they are heading to Melbourne to compete in the 2018 Trans-Tasman Youth Poetry Slam.

This trip is an actual once in a lifetime opportunity for these poets to represent their school and country while connecting with other young people through the art of Spoken Word.

With your help we can make it happen.

In addition to the competition, the team have also been asked to participate in 2018 Upside Down Youth Poetry Conference which will take place at the Melbourne Royal Botanic Gardens on Dec. 6th, 2018. The event will connect young leaders from all over Victoria for a solid day of workshops, panels and performances on both poetry and eco sustainability.

They have also been invited to perform at the prestigious Melbourne Spoken Word Prize, one of the largest annual spoken word events in the Southern Hemisphere.

The connections and skills that the team will gain from this experience are invaluable. It will not only help them to grow as artists and leaders, but to also bring the knowledge back home in order to inspire the next generation.

About us

Action Education was established in 1981. We are a community organisation that believes creativity and our ability to express who we are is fundamental to our well being. We provide platforms and opportunities for people to connect, reflect and express who they are and strengthen community and identity through creative self-expression.

Our Vision:

Young people are free to express their diversity and inherent creativity.

Our Mission:

To utilise creative and action-based methods to engage young people in a journey of reflection and exploration. It is through this journey that they become actively involved in their own development.

Our Values:

Engagement: Action Education has a rich history of effectively engaging with young people. This is the foundation we stand on. We continue to meet young people where they are, utilise their strengths and ignite their passion.

Growth: Growth is a reflective learning process that allows for holistic integration of self.

Journey: Personal development is a lifelong journey. By acknowledging this, we can walk alongside others in theirs.

Authenticity: Authenticity is crucial for building an environment of trust so that an effective working relationship can occur.

Diversity: It is through acknowledging diversity that the richness of the human experience is celebrated. Everyone’s experience is unique and we all require opportunities to hour this.

Creativity: Creativity is necessary.

Use of funds

The funds we are seeking through this campaign will help to cover costs for the trip including flights, food, accommodation and transport for the poets and their support team.

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KTH on 08 Nov 2018
The Richardsons
The Richardsons on 06 Nov 2018
Be blessed ladies, you are amazing!!!
Jill Rawnsley
Jill Rawnsley on 03 Nov 2018
So excited for and proud of you - such good work.
Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 02 Nov 2018
E kore au e ngaro, he kākano i ruia mai i Rangiātea
Andrew Williams & Catherine Gillibrand
Andrew Williams & Catherine Gillibrand on 02 Nov 2018
Great work Stevie and team. All the best for your Melbourne excursion. Andrew and Catherine.

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