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Leni Maiai

A tide of young leadership swells at Festival for the Future

Festival for the Future

A tide of young leadership swells at Festival for the Future

It began with a tremor. Chlöe Swarbrick’s social media-led mayoral campaign in 2016 left bygone era councilmen toppling off chairs and ducking for cover. With a head full steam and considerable panache, Swarbrick blazed a path into leadership in ways we’d never seen before, becoming an icon for budding politicians and leaders of all ages. Public relations man at Sling and Stone, Leni Maiai, reports back from the Festival for the Future in Wellington.