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Our Papatūānuku - Mother Earth -#ourpapatūānuku

Aotearoa National 'Our Papatūānuku' Competition 2022

Launched on Mother's Day 2022, this inaugural and meaningful competition was inspired by the UK Our Other Mother campaign by Parent Climate Groups and professional artists. Here in Aotearoa, we wanted to hear from our kiwi kids, both their love and their concerns for Our Papatūānuku, Mother Earth.

Although unfunded for this first year (fingers crossed for next year), we had a couple of passionate volunteers and ten amazing judges who care about our young people and the environment. We had entries from North of Auckland to Stewart Island, from Homeschoolers, Teen Parent, Primary, Intermediate and High schools. The organisers and judges were impressed by the wealth of knowledge and talent, but also feel the fear expressed by this generation in light of pollution and climate change.

We aim to hold these young people and their entries with care and integrity that they deserve, treasure them in a book and share it with the world at COP 27 (United Nations Climate Change Conference), in Egypt November 2022.

​Flourish Kia Puāwai congratulate the amazing winners and entries, it was tough for the Judges! We also thank you for the effort gone into these entries and the support by teachers, schools and parents behind these incredible kids in the midst of a pandemic.

Check out the entries below, including our own St Catherine's College students:-

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