KiMuaNZ: Exploring climate futures

3-5 July 2019


The KiMuaNZ workshop brought together 40 young New Zealanders between the ages of 18 and 25 who have a connection with the Pacific. They shared experiences and understandings of climate change issues in order to develop different scenarios for New Zealand and our Pacific neighbours.

The workshop was intended to amplify Pasifika voices, develop futures thinking capability and help build a more informed and cohesive society. It aimed to also contribute to a continued conversation about climate change allowing us to develop potential responses for adapting to and mitigating climate-related risks.

Workshop Publication

Finale Presentation
at Government House

At Government House the participants of the KiMuaNZ workshop shared their ideas after three days of listening to expert speakers and developing scenarios. The finale presentation sought to add to the national conversation on how to mitigate and adapt to climate change in New Zealand and the Pacific.

Watch the full presentation here. 


Dylan Apera

Melanie Atonio

Nicholas Bing

Mitchell Chandler

Heleine Chankay

Adam Currie

Matalima Enosa

Mapu Faleolupe Aiiloilo

Mariner Fagaiava-Muller

Chesta Fa’otusia

Anzac Gallate

Freya Hargreaves-Brown

Aaron Itinteang

Sulu-Danielle Joshua

Miimetua Kino

Andre Kologeto

Hulita Koloi

Meiema Laupepa

Sisifa Lui

Tumaru Mataio Tairi

Renali Narayan

Faithing Notoa

Nikolao Omari Cockerell

Allanah Petersen

Fereni Peti

Ella Rooney

Rosie Semu

Freya Schaumkel

Rebecca Shaw

Brittany Tapusoa

Elijah Tauelima

Nicole Taunga

Janet Tekori

Samu Telefoni

Renee Topeto

Angelica Tovia

Maryanne Tupou

Louisa Vaeluaga

Kaeden Watts

Cameron Young


Her Excellency – The Right Honourable Dame Patsy Reddy

Mele Tabukovu

Saia Mataele

Gina Lefaoseu

Neville Peat​​

Wendy McGuinness​​

Michel Tuffery​​

Laavaneta Juliano​​

David Crosbie​​

Vicki Plater

Natalie Labuschange

Su’a Thomsen

Trevor Moeke

Rima’ati Moeka’a

Bryan Chapple


Map of Pacific connections

Workshop Flyer

Workshop Programme

Homework resources

Zero Carbon Bill
(New Zealand Parliament – 2019)

Existential Climate-related Security Risk
(Breakthrough – National Centre for Climate Restoration Australia)

13 Minutes to the Moon: Kids in control
(BBC Podcasts – 13 Minutes to the Moon)