A selected group of young aspiring entrepreneurs from around the country participated in the 'Enterprise in Action' competition to develop tourism here in NZ with a focus on environmental awareness.
This year's 'Enterprise in Action' is about encouraging youth to develop new tourism business ideas.
This Far North descendant believes there are lots of hidden potential among the competitors.
Ezekiel is one of the 80 students selected to compete.
He says he wants to take everything he learns back home to his people.
Regardless of who wins this competition, the sky is the limit for these students, with Ezekiel hoping to one day be the first Māori Prime Minister.
Reporter: Wepiha Te Kanawa