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A Local Youth Led Project for Hawke's Bay

Working alongside our community leaders and change makers with a passionate group of teens  providing an opportunity to lead their own project sharing their viewpoints and stories on issues important to them through this publication .

Our goal through this partnership is to also support the work those in our community  are doing and through digital media the team "are able to  document, elevate, and celebrate their contributions.

Our vision is to provide opportunities through creative  vocational pathways, plus encourage our Youth to be active members in our communities.
The team may be interested in digital media, or just sharing ideas and being part of a conversation around design and planning .
All equipment is provided for each student to use, Cameras, laptops, Drone, software.

( We are grateful to the ongoing support of Napier and Hastings Creative Communities.) 


Sponsorship opportunities from like minded businesses supporting youth and community are welcome and invited. This would involve front cover promotion and / or advertorial coverage inside.

Publication Date : Autumn Edition - Mid May
Circulation ; 2000 copies Napier and Hastings community spaces, libraries, cafes.
Printed on eco friendly green paper and inks and also available on line with sponsorship of your business as a supporter featured.

Get in touch to discuss options - Shayne 021 813 877 or email

"Foto iwi ‘magazine is an ambitious project and a first for Hawke's Bay youth"

If you are aged 14-20 and keen to be involved get in touch !
We are looking for team members interested in graphic design, photography, illustration and art, written word, poetry, film, post production, or maybe you want to contribute your ideas and viewpoints to help provide direction and content .
Foto iwi will provide all the gear - you bring your enthusiasm!

How will all this come together ?
Here's a brief timeline.

Form the TEAM 
Online weekly meetings as a group to plan and execute, reporting back between meetings, working to a finished print date.
Meetings will be around planning the content, creating the content,  interviews, photography and video , design and final printing, circulation and distribution across Hawke's Bay. 

 You will need to be able to commit to team meetings ( approx 1 hour each month by zoom and as a team during the school break) and being able to respond to group messages and emails.

You can message on IG or complete the form below, we will be in touch with a first meeting time !


Be an online contributor

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