Rangatahi from across the country gathered in Wellington over the weekend to "reimagine what's possible".
The Festival for the Future saw young people come together to discuss new ways to improve the world, from tackling climate change to inequality.
Young leaders were also celebrated at an awards ceremony.
Wellington teenager Maia Mariner took home the Local Impact Award for her work collecting and distributing sports sneakers to children, student athletes, families and social services all over New Zealand.
She spoke to Susie Ferguson.