Meet Some of the Crew
ReGeneration is a nationwide network of over 1000 young people from around New Zealand. We got together because we shared a vision for a generation that think and act holistically, cooperatively and optimistically about the future. We believe that by connecting with people, with place, and with purpose, we can create the tomorrow that we want to live in to and that we can have fun doing it!
We come from all sorts of backgrounds and have a diverse range of interests and projects that we are working on. What we have in common is the desire to make a positive difference for our country and our planet.
Here are some personal profiles for a few of the crew:
"Regeneration is all about creating a space where young people out to make the world a better place can meet like minded people and thrive off shared experiences. In some ways Regeneration is more of an atmosphere than anything. At the jams I learn from and meet people that I would never normally meet in my own circles. These people are doing amazing things in their communities and campaigning on some big issues. I always come back with my opinions challenged and inspired to make change."
Hagley Community College
"Regeneration is a chance for me to be involved, and contribute to the change that is happening now. It gives me the opportunity to meet like-minded people and to work together to make a difference in our core communities and the outer world. It is also a place for me to be myself, which gives me more confidence to walk my own truth. It's an awesome place to have loads of fun, meet new people, and challenge myself in the process."
“It’s a really good thing. You meet heaps of people on the same buzz as you, doing their own little things but heading towards the same goal. It’s better to be with other like-mined people than be by yourself. It builds confidence working with other people and I have met more and more since I have joined this movement.”
“Since I have been a part of Regeneration it’s opened my eyes to a whole new bunch of different perspectives, it’s broadened my horizons, and it’s created a bunch of connections with a lot of awesome people that I would not have had previously. It’s something that you feel, you know that with each Jam or Hui you will come away buzzing”
"The challenge facing our generation is to find ways that we can follow our dreams and at the same time find ways that human society can begin to enrich life on earth, rather than destroying it. And for me that is exactly what the ReGeneration network offers, it makes following your dream easy and it makes tackling the world's problems easier. It's also heaps more fun cos you get to hang out with some of the most awesome and inspiring people!”
“Regen for me is a collective of changemakers and proactive people from all over Aotearoa who get to together to share ideas, inspire each other, pool our collective knowledge and work together to create better outcomes for our communities, our whanau and our environment. It's about acknowledging the awesomeness of our young people and providing the support and mentoring they need to create the future they want. The future is gonna be rad!”
“ReGeneration is like my school. It is a place I come to learn and to get better at what I do. There are so many new ideas, opportunities to practice old skills and learn new skills, to meet up with old friends and to make new ones. I love the fresh thinking that young people bring and love the wisdom that old people bring. Most of all I love the magic that happens when these energies mix. ReGeneration is the result of this awesome mix and it is a privilege to part of the team that is supporting its evolution into the future. Bring it on!”