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GPS 2016: Growing Pasifika Solutions for our young people

If we give full participation with radical acceptance and absolute inclusion, we will unleash the full potential of our young people." GPS Youth Action Komiti

What did we achieve together at #GPS2016? 

We're developing a full report with different outcomes from the conference, which will be available here soon. In the meantime, check out the infographic that follows and the story in the New Zealand Herald featuring Sonny Bill Williams and our Youth Action Komiti.

Thank you to the more than 540 people who attended #GPS2016. 

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#GPS2016 brought together people from across sectors to showcase cutting edge solutions from the perspective of Pasifika young people, within their families and communities. 

Thank you to our generous sponsors and partners, ACC, The Ministry of Health, Te Pou, Injury Prevention Aotearoa and the NRL.

Thank you to our dynamic and inspirational Youth Action Komiti for co-delivering this conference, challenging our thinking and ensuring that it was relevant and authentic.

Youth Action Komiti.




And finally, thank you to our keynote speakers and thought leaders for taking the time to share your expertise and knowledge with us all. 

Keynote speakers.




You can still find details of the entire conference programme here for your ongoing reference and for reporting back to your organisation, networks and stakeholders about what you got out of #GPS2016. Also, check out our news page for inspirational stories and reflections from the conference.

Conference programme.





Taking a moment to reflect...

One of the coolest moments we had at #GPS2016 was the stream presentation fro TJ Taotua and the Aha Music Mentoring programme (in partnership with Pasifika Foundation Trust). Part of TJ’s presentation was creating a song and music video for the conference from scratch, using our own GPS participants as the stars! Check it out.