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Congratulations Stephen Lines

Hutt International Boys’ College student Stephen Lines took out the Future U competition with his vision of New Zealand as a food basket for the world, with 100 per cent renewable energy production and a strong focus on education.

Stephen presented his vision with confidence and passion, with the judges describing his presentation as having the “whole package”.

While he painted a broad picture of the country he would like to see in 2050, he said his key message was about the important role skilled people will play in New Zealand’s future prosperity.

Stephen is now looking forward to giving the opening address at the It’s Our Future – the new New Zealand Forum on December 3, where he will share the stage with world-renowned thought leader and executive editor of The Economist Daniel Franklin.