Acknowledgements

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Given what we have learnt through running workshops for 18 to 25 year-olds, the first thank you in must go to the over 300 individuals who attended McGuinness Institute workshops since 2011. Your energy, ideas and insights provided the initial spark for creating Āpōpō Journal.

A special thank you must go to Her Excellency The Right Honourable Dame Patsy Reddy, GNZM, QSO, Governor-General of New Zealand for her words and ongoing support of the youth of Aotearoa. Thank you also to our patrons, in particular the late Sir Paul Callaghan, Dame Dr Claudia Orange, Roger Dennis, Sue Elliott, Dr Carwyn Jones and Alison Nevill. Sir Paul Callaghan was instrumental in setting the Institute on this path. He gave the keynote address at our first workshop StrategyNZ, in 2011, and his insights and wisdom continue to shape our work programme today.

The late Sir Paul Callaghan
Institute Patron

Dame Claudia Orange
Institute Patron

Roger Dennis
Institute Patron

Sue Elliott
Institute Patron

Dr Carwyn Jones
Institute Patron

Alison Nevill
Institute Patron

Wendy McGuinness
McGuinness Institute Chief Executive

Many people and organisations have provided invaluable assistance in the preparation of Āpōpō Journal. We would like to thank Dr Rangi Matamua for sharing his knowledge of Matariki with us. We are grateful to the organisations that assisted us in providing accurate and relevant information, including the Accident Compensation Corporation, the Citizens Advice Bureau, the Commission for Financial Capability, the Inland Revenue Department, the Kaikoura Wildlife Rescue, the New Zealand Police, NZ History, the Public Trust, the Real Estate Authority, Rothbury Insurance Brokers and Tenancy Services. It has also been terrific to work with Luke Maguire, Clare Rousseau and Peter Jacobson from Heartwork.

The Heartwork team Peter Jacobson, Luke Maguire and Clare Rousseau

Thank you to the Māori Language Commission for directing us to Basil Keane, whose whakaaro suggestions, patience and perseverance were vital during the translation process. Te Ara (Encyclopedia of New Zealand) and the Māori Dictionary were also great resources.

Basil Keane
Translator

Basil Keane has iwi affiliations to Ngāti Kahungunu, Rangitāne and Ngāpuhi. He gained his translator’s and interpreter’s license from Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori in 2004. He has worked for government agencies in areas including health, the environment, policy, and housing. He has worked for a variety of private organisations doing work including medical translation, IT and education. He has been involved in significant quality assurance work in his previous role as editor Māori at Te Ara: Encyclopedia of New Zealand and in his current position as Kairangahau Matua – Senior Researcher at the New Zealand Council of Educational Research. He is a full member of the New Zealand Society of Translators and Interpreters (NZSTI) and committee member of Te Kāhui Whakamāori – Māori Translators’ Society.

Thank you to Wakefields Digital for the printing of Āpōpō Journal and their support during the production process.

Thank you to the McGuinness Institute team, in particular to designer Ashley Brown and intern Holly Diepraam. We would also like to thank all the photographers who kindly shared their images and the poets who shared their words with us. Finally, thank you to the participants of the focus groups we held during the journal’s production. Your feedback was invaluable in forming and shaping Āpōpō Journal.

Holly Diepraam
Research intern and focus group facilitator
WakaNZ participant

Anna-Marei Kurei
Featured poet
WakaNZ participant

Solomon Esera
Featured poet and photographer
ForesightNZ participant

Shaquille Shortland
Featured poet
WakaNZ participant

Nathan Williams
Focus group facilitator
TacklingPovertyNZ participant

Justin Crook
Featured photographer

Conor Bryant 
Focus group participant

Liza Gaiduch
Focus group participant

Robert Lewis
Focus group participant

Brett Manaia
Focus group participant

Anne Rijnink
Focus group participant

Zöe So’otaga
Focus group participant

Nicholas Shackleton
Featured photographer

Cosi Brown
Focus group participant

Shanara Wallace
Focus group participant

Jessica Langtry
Featured photographer

Clive Antony
Featured photographer
Focus group participant

Pounamu Tipiwai-Chambers
Focus group participant

Abbas Nazari
LivingStandardsNZ participant
Featured photographer
Focus group participant

Loisi Talivakaola
Focus group participant

Tapu Vea
Pasifika Student Liaison
Victoria University

Faaaliga Leota
Pasifika Student Liaison
Victoria University

Tayla Cook
Māori Student Liaison
Victoria University

Apurva Kasture
Featured photographer

Elizabeth Lovell
Focus group participant

Matt Wort
Featured photographer

Paul Tukukino
Focus group participant

Kahu Kutia
Focus group participant

Andrew Itinteang
Focus group participant

Mateaki Koaneti
Focus group participant

Anne George
Featured photographer

Penieli Poasa
Focus group participant

Peteli Poasa
Focus group participant

Trina Tonise
Focus group participant

Junior Ugapo
Focus group participant

Libby Rees
Focus group participant

Lewis Enoa Ariu-Woolley
Focus group participant

Trinity Thompson-Browne
Focus group participant
WakaNZ participant

Leigh McGuinness
Featured photographer

Abe Horrocks
Focus group participant

Lucas Perelini
Focus group participant

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