Theme 2024!

‘We may not have it all together, but together we have it all’
‘Māwherangi a tama roto ka taka, kāpuia ake ka pūrangiaho’

Whakapapa of this year’s theme

Theme Creation
We asked the sector for submissions and input into the Youth Week 2024 theme. Community and connection came through very clearly as a theme. We held kōrero and wananga with people in the sector to finalise the wording, and the theme ‘We may not have it all together, but together we have it all’ came together. This submission came from the notes Meleseini Luhama Tau’alupe took from 2023 Youth Week launch party after listening to Sonitani Leger’s spoken word piece, as well as hearing him also speak at INVOLVE 2023 conference. 

Whakamāramatanga (explanation) of translation
This kōrero translates in both a literal and creative context. The first half of the sentence is more literal, referring to feeling internally confused whether that was mindfully or spiritually. The second half of the sentence is more of a creative context speaking on togetherness. “Kāpuia ake ka pūrangiaho.” Which ultimately means by binding together, we can help one another see clearly what matters the most – Having it all together.

Kaiwhakamāori: Rongomaiwhiti Roberts – Waikato-Tainui, Ngāti Wairere, Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Te Arawa, Ngāi Tūhoe, Te Rarawa, Ngāpuhi 


Huriana Kopete-Te Aho

He uri ahau no Ngāi Tūhoe, no Ngāti Porou, no Rongowhakaata, no Te Āti-Haunui-a-Pāpārangi, no Ngāti Kahungungu ki te Wairoa, no Kai Tahu, no Fale’ula (Samoa). Kei te noho au kei Tāmaki Makaurau! I’ve been working as a freelance illustrator for the last 7 years and most of my mahi has been for community groups/organisations. I like to use my mahi to speak to the things that I care about, and I have 5 wonderful nieces and nephews who have been instrumental in the development of my artistic practice.

Design explained
To explain the border patterns:

The diamond pattern on the top and bottom comes from tukutuku and is called pātiki. This represents abundance and manaakitanga, and in Ngāti Porou tradition also represents the ability to provide not only for your immediate whānau, but for your wider hapū and iwi or community as well and I thought this would fit nicely with the theme.

The patterns on the side are a version of a pattern called kōiri, this pattern represents whānau and community, the smaller koru are being sheltered and protected by the larger koru.

Download posters below

A4 poster – English
A4 poster – Te Reo Māori

Social media tiles

Square tiles
Square tile with Youth Week dates (English): here
Square tile with Youth Week dates (Te Reo Māori): here
Square tiles with space for other logos (English) : here
Square tiles with space for other logos (Te Reo Māori): here


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