Auckland’s Future webinar
Covid has had the biggest impact on Auckland since the Spanish flu epidemic in 1918 when 1,100 Aucklanders died that year. However, within a crisis opportunities can emerge and among the significant challenges there have been remarkable stories of survival and adaptation. Can these experiences help Auckland deal better with our existing equity, climate, housing and transport problems? And what impact can they have on Auckland’s Future?
The next generation of Auckland leaders are already underway shaping this future.
Auckland’s Future was led by a panel of young Auckland leaders working in the climate policy, retail, social housing and technology areas. They will both challenge the status quo and provide insights on the path their generation of leadership will deliver for Auckland.
Ra Beazley, Managing Director, Ika Bowl
Ra co-founded the Polynesian poke bowl eatery in 2018. Pre-Covid he operated two outlets in the central city.
Leila Deljkovic, Co-founder, Crospy Technologies
Leia co-founded the vineyard optimisation monitoring business Crospy in 2019. She won a Young Innovator Award at Fieldays 2021.
Dewy Sacayan, Litigation Lawyer and Climate Activist.
Dewy is a litigation lawyer by day and a climate activist by night. In addition to a number of other climate-related projects, she has also participated at previous UN Framework Convention on Climate Change COP negotiations.
Māhera Maihi, Co-founder and CEO, Mā Te Huruhuru
Māhera founded the social services Trust Mā Te Huruhuru providing programmes for young people in need. She is co-Director of Ngāpuhi ki Tāmaki, and a board member on VOYCE Whakarongo Mai.
Anne Blackburn and Tom Irvine from the Committee for Auckland Board also joined the discussion. Anne has been a longstanding champion of the Future Auckland Leaders programme and Tom is a Future Auckland Leader alumni.