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We asked rangatahi aged 16 to 25 to showcase their ideas of what can be done to ensure Papatūānuku can thrive. Watch the videos rangatahi shared with us.


The Rangatahi mō Papatūānuku video competition encouraged rangatahi – critical voices for the future –  to get involved in the conversation about conservation and te taiao.

The three questions prompted were:

  • What do you wish you’d seen?
  • What do you see?
  • What would you like to see in the future?

Watch the videos

All accepted entries are now shared online so that everyone can see and hear your ideas.

What happened

When the competition closed on 15 March 2021:

  • we collected and shortlisted your videos
  • judge then decided on winners
  • those getting a prize got contacted no later than 29 March 2021
  • after prizes were announced, all accepted entries were shared on this webpage and our social media.

On this page:

Get involved

We’re asking you – rangatahi/young people –  to join us in a project where you create a video that speaks directly from you to other rangatahi and whānau.

This is your chance to take out your phones or cameras and record your ideas on video about what things we can do to make sure Papatūānuku thrives.

So, get involved – get your voices and ideas out there and share the competition with friends and whānau.


There will be $1000 for the winner and $500 for runner up of each category for:

  • Best creative content
  • Best te reo Māori film
  • Best memory
  • Best funny
  • Best ambassador for protection of the rohe
  • Rangatahi presenter choice.

If you win we would like to do a profile on you. This profile will be used to help celebrate you and promote the winning videos.

Create a video

Your video needs to tell us what can make Papatūānuku thrive. 

We’re asking you to do this by covering these three questions:

  • What do you see?
  • What do you wish you could have seen?
  • What do you want to see in the future?

Your video can be based on just one of these questions or more.

Video requirements

Your video needs to:

  • be less than 2 minutes long
  • use free music that isn’t copyrighted
  • be in either MOV or MP4 format.
  • be submitted between 1 February 2021 and the end of the day on 15 March 2021
  • max 1 GB in size – If your outputted video is larger than 1 GB you'll need to compress the video to upload. There are many tutorials available online covering how to compress a video. You can also check the workshop blogs for more help.

You also need to record people giving consent if doing formal interviews. The easiest way to do this is when you start recording, ask the person you’re interviewing to say their name and that they agree to be filmed and any part of their recording to be shared. This is your record of their consent. Keep this recording safe, but you don’t need to give us it.

Making your video

You can make the video in various ways, such as:

  • speaking your thoughts directly to the camera
  • interviewing someone you know on a particular memory, or
  • showing us what you and your friends are doing.

Remember good sound, as well as picture, is essential to a great video.

Get help making your video

Find out some inspiration and do’s and don’ts of video creation from rangatahi presenters Sonny Ngatai and Puawai Taiapa. Their tutorial videos will be added to the webpage on these topics and are coming soon. They are:


And we’re offering more support. We’re working with Storybox to help support you in making your video. From 1 February 2021 to 15 March 2021, Storybox will be giving you useful online workshops and support. This will cover everything from planning, shooting, editing to uploading your video. Storybox producers are experienced digital content creators and trainers.

What happened in these workshops.


Get inspired and find out how you could do your video by reading our blogs.

Blogs for Rangatahi mō Papatūānuku video competition:

Enter the competition

Submissions closed 15 March 2021.

Submissions were open from 1 February to the end of the day on 15 March 2021.

Your video needed to meet competition requirements. Terms and conditions.

Get others involved

Help get others involved by sharing this webpage or printing off these flyers and sharing them around.

Te reo Māori flyers:

English flyers:

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