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KiwiBank Local Hero Medallists 2017

2017 has been an incredible year for both Ashleigh and Keryn whose work has continues to be recognised, this time with a Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Local hero medal at a ceremony in Dunedin. The medals were presented by Dunedin city councillor Rachel Elder, who congratulated the recipients and said it was vital […]

Stories, Recognition

NZ Youth Awards 2016

It was incredible to head along to Parliament this week for Sticks ‘n Stones to be recognised as well as two of our wonderful young leaders. Sticks ‘n Stones were presented with the ‘Youth Champion Award’ which is awarded to an individual or an organisation who has made significant contribution to young people in areas […]

Stories, Videos

What does a day with the SnS Project Facilitator look like?

No two days are the same here at Sticks ‘n Stones and with groups right across Central Otago, we can be on the road quite a lot. The fact that our region is so stunning (and our young people are so awesome) makes this all worthwhile. Check out the video below for a brief glimpse […]


Our First Business Partnership

Earlier this year, after seeing the Prime TV Bullies documentary where we appeared, the NZ Fine Touring Team reached out to us to set up a meeting to discuss how we could work together. As a business that operates mainly in the online space, David, Kerry, Sutts and the team felt strongly about making it […]

Stories, Resources

Hit Pause then Post Safety Guides NZ Launch

Last week we were thrilled to partner with Facebook Australia & NZ and Project ROCKIT for the NZ launch of two new Safety guides: ‘Hit Pause, then Post’ and ‘Help a Friend in Need’.  SnS had input in to the New Zealand version of the Guides to ensure that they would resonate with young Kiwis. The […]


Pink Shirt Day 2015

Pink Shirt Day started in Canada in 2007 when two High School students decided to take a stand after another student was bullied for wearing a pink shirt to school. It is now an annual event celebrated in many countries around the world.  Pink Shirt Day encourages people to talk about bullying and take action […]

Stories, Recognition

SNS Take out the Supreme Award at the Central Otago Trustpower Community Awards

Great feature in the ODT about our great achievement in taking out the Supreme award at the 2014 Central Otago Trustpower Community Awards.  We are incredibly humbled by the response we have received and grateful for the opportunity to spread our messages and take a stand against bullying. Two of our team will head to […]