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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. We asked rangatahi to submit 2-minute videos describing their ideas on what can be done to ensure the health and wellbeing of Papatūānuku.

The three question prompts were:

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

We provided online resources, interactive technical workshops so that experienced and new filmmakers could participate.

Watch the videos

All accepted entries are now shared online so that everyone can see and hear the stories and ideas submitted by rangatahi. Share them with your friends and whānau.

What happened

When the competition closed on 15 March 2021:

  • we collected and shortlisted the submissions
  • judges then rated all films
  • winners and runners up were announced on 29 March 2021
  • after prizes were announced, all accepted entries were shared on this webpage and our social media.


Winners received $1000 and runners up received $500 for each category:

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

Resources provided to help rangatahi make their videos


Inspiration and do’s and don’ts of video creation from rangatahi presenters Sonny Ngatai and Puawai Taiapa. They were:

We encouraged young people to participate using social media and emailing these flyers to many people and organisations all over the country:


We worked with Storybox to offer support to rangatahi participants. Storybox provided 4 online interactive workshops with guest rangatahi filmmakers.  Workshops covered planning, shooting, editing, and uploading your video. Storybox producers are experienced digital content creators and trainers.

What happened in these workshops.


Here are 12 blogs from the Rangatahi mō Papatūānuku video competition:

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