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New Zealand’s Incredible Young Talent Is Celebrated, With $30k In Prizes!

Tuesday, 12 July 2022, 11:27 am | Inspiring Stories Trust

From accessible prefab homes, to tech tracking of emissions, to pre-loved sneakers for kids in need - 37 innovative young New Zealanders are today being celebrated for their incredible contribution to Aotearoa and the world. The young Kiwis are ... More >>

Winners named at inaugural Impact Awards Ceremony

Sunday, 28 July 2019, 11:22 am | Inspiring Stories Trust

Shaquille Shortland, Sophie Handford, Shay Wright, Jazz Thornton were celebrated for outstanding contributions to their impact areas that are making for New Zealand More >>

Environment and education driving next generation of leaders

Monday, 17 July 2017, 9:36 am | Inspiring Stories Trust

New Zealand, 17 July 2017 - The future of environment and sustainability is the leading concern for New Zealand’s youth, a new survey from Inspiring Stories has revealed. In the lead up to the 2017 Festival for the Future – New Zealand’s biggest festival ... More >>

Film about young immigrant to NZ wins national competition

Tuesday, 8 December 2015, 9:20 am | Inspiring Stories Trust

The overall grand prize winner has been announced for the Making a Difference film competition, which challenges aspiring Kiwi filmmakers to tell the story of a young person who’s doing something extraordinary. More >>

Ideas to change the world

Monday, 30 November 2015, 11:04 am | Inspiring Stories Trust

CHRISTCHURCH - A social entrepreneurship accelerator for young New Zealanders is launching for the first time in Christchurch this week. More >>

Young social entrepreneurs meet in Wellington

Monday, 23 November 2015, 12:52 pm | Inspiring Stories Trust

WELLINGTON - The 60 young Kiwis chosen for this summer’s Live the Dream social entrepreneurship accelerator will kick off their journey with a hui in Wellington this week. More >>

Finalists announced for the Making a Difference competition

Tuesday, 6 October 2015, 4:47 pm | Inspiring Stories Trust

The charity Inspiring Stories, led by young New Zealander of the Year Guy Ryan, is proud to announce the finalists for its annual filmmaking competition, Making a Difference , following judging of entries by a panel of film industry professionals. More >>

Search on for young Kiwi superheroes to create a better NZ

Thursday, 24 September 2015, 11:08 am | Inspiring Stories Trust

AUCKLAND, WELLINGTON, AND CHRISTCHURCH - Young New Zealanders who want to change the world are urged to apply for a free place in a summer programme to help them do just that. More >>

Guy Ryan Wins Young New Zealander of the Year Award

Thursday, 26 February 2015, 2:17 pm | Inspiring Stories Trust

Inspiring Stories Trust is delighted to announce that CEO, Guy Ryan, won the 2015 Young New Zealander of the Year Award last night. More >>

$500k To Support Young New Zealanders To Change The World

Friday, 20 February 2015, 1:43 pm | Inspiring Stories Trust

More young New Zealanders will benefit from Youth Minister Nikki Kaye’s decision to commit $500,000 to Inspiring Stories Trust, operating nationwide with a vision to see every young New Zealander to unleash their potential to change the world. More >>

Inspiring Stories :Young Kiwis Making a Difference

Monday, 8 December 2014, 10:44 am | Inspiring Stories Trust

Wellington, December 8th – At only 15 years old, Auckland student Hunter Williams is the youngest winner of the Inspiring Stories Trust Film Competition. At an awards ceremony held in Wellington on Saturday the 6th December Hunter won $2000 gifted ... More >>

New social enterprise programme celebrates final showcase!

Wednesday, 19 February 2014, 9:23 am | Inspiring Stories Trust

New Zealand’s first social enterprise accelerator programme, Live the Dream, culminates with a final showcase event on Wellington’s Waterfront today. Seven teams will pitch their ideas for a better New Zealand at the exclusive event. More >>

Countdown to Festival For the Future

Thursday, 21 November 2013, 10:49 am | Inspiring Stories Trust

This Friday will see the launch of the third annual Festival for the Future at Te Papa. 350 young future thinkers from around New Zealand will descend upon Wellington for a weekend packed with inspiring and innovative speakers, workshops, performances, ... More >>

Creative Inspiring Stories

Tuesday, 15 October 2013, 2:39 pm | Inspiring Stories Trust

A stop motion animation about cleaner dairying by 12-year-old Sarah Ridsdale from Palmerston North has won this year’s Inspiring Stories creativity & culture award, proudly supported by The Big Idea. We hear from Sarah and the other finalists in ... More >>

Plastic Bottle Kayak Film Wins Top Prize

Tuesday, 8 October 2013, 4:18 pm | Inspiring Stories Trust

Seung-woo Hong, a 21 year old student from Christchurch, has taken out the top prize in the Inspiring Stories Film Competition at an awards ceremony held in Wellington on Friday October 4th. Mr Hong won $2000 gifted by NZ Screen Association, and a two-day ... More >>

Accelerating ideas for a better New Zealand

Wednesday, 25 September 2013, 11:39 am | Inspiring Stories Trust

Inspiring Stories Trust has announced the launch of Live the Dream - a flagship ideas challenge and accelerator program to support New Zealand’s next generation of social entrepreneurs & enterprise. More >>

Dynamic Filmmaking Duo Turn Talent to Young Kiwis

Tuesday, 21 May 2013, 10:40 am | Inspiring Stories Trust

resh off the success of their first feature film, director duo Louis Sutherland and Mark Albiston are giving a whole lot back to young Kiwis through BeCause. More >>

Inspiring Stories Trust is coming to a town near you

Friday, 10 May 2013, 4:41 pm | Inspiring Stories Trust

On May 10th Inspiring Stories Trust embarks on it’s third annual epic New Zealand road trip. Six award-winning filmmakers will journey from Dargaville to Gore. Their aim: To inspire and support the next generation of filmmakers, and celebrate young ... More >>

Time to showcase up and coming film legends

Tuesday, 7 May 2013, 12:18 pm | Inspiring Stories Trust

Inspiring Stories Film Competition is gaining momentum, and this year it’s going to leave one filmmaker with some cash in their pocket, a post-production internship notch on their belt and a little bit of good karma. 7 May 2013 – Now in its third ... More >>

Time We Told the Stories of Young Kiwi Legends

Tuesday, 7 May 2013, 11:59 am | Inspiring Stories Trust

Project ‘BeCause’ is the chance to nominate a local do-gooder between the ages of 16 to 30, who can win the opportunity to partner with a top emerging filmmaker to tell their story in a short film. More >>





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