Rangatahi mō Papatūānuku – shortlist announced!

Department of Conservation —  19/03/2021

Submissions closed on Monday 15 March and we received amazing films from all over Aotearoa New Zealand! Thank you to everyone who entered the Rangatahi mō Papatūānuku video competition. We’ve enjoyed watching each one of the entries.

The creativity, technical and storytelling ability is really impressive. From the entries, we’ve had those that have made us laugh out loud and others that have inspired us to reflect or to take action. Above all, the entries showcase rangatahi voices and ideas on how to ensure how to ensure Papatūānuku thrives. Anei, tēnei rā te mihi ki a koutou.

We’ve narrowed entries down to a shortlist that will go to our judges today. See the list below. If your name is on the list then you are up for winning one of the following prizes: $1000 for each category winner and $500 for each runner up. Categories are: Creative content; Te reo Māori, Memory, Funny, Ambassador for the protection of the rohe, and Rangatahi Presenter Choice (chosen by Presenter, Sonny Ngatai)

The judges have a week to review the films and send us their decisions. On March 29 we’ll announce the winners and runners up on this blog and on other social media. So, stay tuned!


How to find your connection to Papatūānuku by Summer

Thrive by Shaquan

How to Minimise our Carbon Footprint by Marama

Zoe’s Story by Emma

Kauri Dieback Disease by Lukas

Boogie 2ānuku by Te Rangi Aniwaniwa

Tai Poutini Earthcare by Alex

Enhancing the mauri of Papatūānuku by Tairyn

Our Earth Mother – Papatūānuku by Kaya

Tobacco Weed by Michaela

Jimmy’s Garden by Sarah and Sam

Te Waraki by Maddy

Life is Short and the World is Wide by Mari

Unstoppable soil by Molly & Luca

Mullet Avenue, Shaping our everyday kōrero and tirohanga by Mullet Avenue

Tāua | Us by Michelle

Manawa O Te Whenua – Breath Of The Land by Laura, Molly & Jane

What we do to help Papatūānuku thrive by Jak

Kauri by Kaia

One response to Rangatahi mō Papatūānuku – shortlist announced!

    Laura Molly Jane Wotton 22/03/2021 at 12:50 pm

    Kia Ora DOC, I’m the writer and director of Manawa O Te Whenua. So excited and humbled to have made it onto the shortlist! However, my groups names on here are incorrect. could you please change it to – Laura, David, Tasman & Codey. Nga mihi, thank you!!