Awatea Mita is a justice advocate speaking out for equitable outcomes in the criminal justice system. She is also a passionate advocate for Indigenous rights.
Dr Kelly Tikao is a Māori researcher, Nurse, māmā, and self-described dabbler in the creative fields. Based in Ōtautahi, she became interested in customary birthing practices following her cousin’s experience with home birth.
Hana Tuwhare is a community activator and speech language therapist. She works alongside whānau, kaiako, iwi, early education centers and organisations to help create rich oral language environments for our pēpi in the first 1000 days.
Rebecca Davis is a change agent, and Stevie Davis – Tana is a powerful spoken word poet and youth worker. The mother-daughter duo are creating impactful change right across Aotearoa.
Maruhaeremuri Nihoniho spent much of her childhood beating high scores on the spacies machines. That pass time turned into a passion, as Maru became the founding CEO Metia Interactive, developing and producing games for multiple platforms.