Kōrero with Chlöe Swarbrick

You’ve probably heard of Chlöe Swarbrick, the “ok boomer” sayer, the drug law reform advocate, the 26 year old politician and a whole ton of other things. Recently, Sam McNaughtan, Sawyer Templar and I (Cas Thistoll) interviewed Chlöe for the school newspaper (see here), to find out what she thought about issues and questions specifically relating to young people.

“When you’re younger, you’re looking at the world and learning about it. As you get older, you begin to take the fact that you understand these things, so then you lose the ability to think critically and challenge these ideas.” - Chlöe Swarbrick

This one really stuck with me for the reason that it indicates that, in some situations, the adults aren't always right. Adults don't always have such a strong way of thinking of the world so critically, but the younger generations will always observe these issues/inequalities, and then address them in a way that can assist the adult in question to gain their way of critically thinking back.

Chloe is an extremely inspirational young person, and we think she will stay that way for a long while. She’ll always submit ideas that nobody else thought of.

We would like to also thank Chlöe for giving her time to answer these questions. Cheers Chloe.

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Thank you to all who participated in our strategic planning discovery workshops. We really enjoyed engaging with a variety of people and groups and have spent some time this week reviewing everything