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The Pallet Kingdom – giving new life to pallets and people

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015 by Eva Reed
The Pallet Kingdom – giving new life to pallets and people

Based in Auckland, New Zealand’s biggest city, they had a new business and a limited budget, so when Gabriel sat on their only desk and broke it, Adriana’s frugal innovation swept into action. She bought a circular saw and built a table from unwanted shipping pallets from a nearby construction site. After a friend offered […]

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Queen’s Young Leader for LGBTI Youth

Friday, June 26th, 2015 by Eva Reed
Queen’s Young Leader for LGBTI Youth

Tabitha Besley, 23, identifies as a queer femme; vegetarian; Taurus with Cancer rising, an Aries moon and lots of planets in the 10th house; and lover of all things polka dot. She is one of 60 young people worldwide—the only New Zealander—to receive the Queen’s Young Leader Award, an accolade for her work to ensure […]

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Teenage Millionaire Changes How We Read the News

Friday, January 23rd, 2015 by Alison Cameron
Teenage Millionaire Changes How We Read the News

Nick D’Aloisio, a British-Australian teenager, has been making Apps for the iPhone since he was twelve. When he was just fifteen years old he had massive success with his app called Summly.The app sums up various articles and topics in just a few sentences. Summly has received a 4.5/5 rating on the App Store, and […]

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Is Aelita Andre, 8, the Next Picasso?

Saturday, January 17th, 2015 by Nathaniel Sher
Aelita in her studio [www.lifestylemirror.com]

Painting Prodigy Penetrates the Art World Nearly every kid with access to some paint and paper has created what an art critic might call an “abstract” work of art. So why is it that the eight-year-old Australian abstract expressionist, Aelita Andre, has garnered so much more attention than the average kid artist?

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Linh Do Creates Far-Reaching Environmental Change Through Daily Decisions

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014 by Leih Boyden
linh do

Recently named Young Conservationist of the Year 2013 from Australian Geographic, Linh Do has been working from a young age to create lasting social change in her community and across the globe.  In 2006, at the age of 15, the Melbourne-based teenager became determined to bring positive environmental change. She started the Change A Million Light […]

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19-year-old Laura Deming funds anti-aging research

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013 by Raluca Besliu
19-year-old Laura Deming funds anti-aging research

Laura Deming, originally from New Zealand, first become interested in aging when she was 8-years-old and learned about death. She recalls: “When I was eight, my mom told me about death and I couldn’t stop crying for days. What a tragedy! Life is incredible, but death is inevitable. I already knew biology was fantastic fun. […]

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Hannah Vasicek, Young Jewel Entrepreneur

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 by Raluca Besliu
Hannah Vasicek, Young Jewel Entrepreneur

Hannah Vasicek is a 22-year-old Australian creator of a successful jewelry line and an expanding online clothing boutique. Hannah reveals that she became interested in jewelry at a young age: “I grew up in a really small town in New South Wales, where there was nothing to do. One day I was walking down the […]

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