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Ashleigh Smith-NZs Queens Young Leader

In December last year, Ashleigh was named as New Zealand’s Queen’s Young Leader award winner for 2017. “I am absolutely thrilled to see the amazing work that Ashleigh has led nationally and internationally to fight cyber bullying has been rightly recognised by the Head of the Commonwealth, Her Majesty The Queen,” said Aaron Hape, who is also […]

Stories, Recognition

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 […]

News

What we bought to the International Bullies, Bullied and Bystanders Conference

We had 20 minute to share with the world who we are, why we do the things we do and how we work. It was like trying to fit a water melon into a match box. The purpose of the presentation was to tell others how to engage and empower young people to make a […]

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 […]

Videos, Recognition

Runner-Up at the NATIONAL Trustpower Community Awards

Incredible work from Ashleigh Smith and Emily Boud representing us at the National Trustpower Community Awards in Wellington. Sticks n Stones was awarded runner up from 27 amazing groups NZ wide. This is a huge honour and values the work already undertaken and encourages us to do even more to affect change and stop Cyberbullying. […]