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Young Poets To Battle Across The Tasman.

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

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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.

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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Action Education


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.

“Go you beautiful things - bring back the pings. Have a great time and make it rhyme...…. I know, so bad.”
“Ka mau te wehi Shari girl”
“Hope to see you soon cuz!”
“Tukuna kia rere, tukuna ki te ao kia tu tangata ai...”
“Ka Mau te Wehi”
“E tu ra ki runga i nga maunga teitei e nga wahine ma!”
“What a great opportunity for our young wahine, wishing you all the best ladies.”
“I can't think of a better team of poets to represent our 'bi-cultural' nation. I hope your goal is reached young wahine toa. You so deserve to go to Aussie and represent. xxoo”
“Best of luck!!!”
“We love your mahi, it should be shared far and wide. All the very best for your trip. (From Tukorehe whanau across the Tasman)”
  • $5,233.00 donated
  • 53 generous donors

$5,233 donated


  Closed This cause page was created on 08 Oct 2018 and closed at 23:59 NZST (UTC +12:00) on 30 Nov 2018.

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