Meet the 2019 Wellington Ignite Executive! 

Top row from left: Janielee Avia, Kalid Bibby, Mia Houston, Ella Brownlie, Phoebe Rendle, Monique Topp, Nikhil Reddy, George Higgie. 

Bottom row from left: Zane Beaver, Ella Martin, Sera Millbank and Puteri Dewhirst. 



Our Trimester Two Projects

In Trimester 2, Ignite Wellington is fortunate to be partnering with six fantastic organisations across the Wellington region. Recruitment for our long projects for Trimester 2 is now closed and we look forward to seeing what our teams deliver at our Community Evening on Wednesday 2nd October. If you are interested in participating in an Ignite project check out our Ignite Combustion projects below! 


Wā Collective is a social enterprise which aims to reduce period poverty and increase education about menstrual health in schools. Wā sell menstrual cups which are completely sustainably sourced, reducing waste associated with period products. 


Mountains to Sea is a charitable trust which aims to educate children and communities about marine and freshwater environments. This includes engaging communities and schools in conservation efforts to reduce pollution and encourage healthy marine and freshwater ecosystems.


Change Makers Resettlement Forum is a non-government organisation which aims to provide strong collective advocacy on behalf of the diverse former refugee communities in Wellington. Their aim is to support all New Zealanders from refugee backgrounds to participate fully in community life. 


Citizen AI is a registered charity with a mission to research, develop and promote artificial intelligence systems for the public benefit. Most recently, Citizen AI has launched Rentbot, an artificial intelligence system which answers questions about tenants' legal rights - all via Facebook Messenger.

Wellington City Mission

Wellington City Mission is a charity which provides a holistic range of support services for those who need them in the Wellington community. Their work includes supporting young people through alternative education programs, and providing drop in food and financial literacy services to those in need of assistance. 


Tairangi School is a decile one primary school in Porirua East. Tairangi prides itself on fostering an inclusive, diverse and supportive school culture. The school aims to engage parents, whānau and the wider community to be involved  with the school and support students in their learning and development.  

Ignite Combustion Weekend

Recruitment for our Ignite Combustion Weekend in Wellington is now open!

For the first time this trimester, Ignite will be running two additional projects with Sexual Abuse HELP Wellington and InsideOut during the space of one action-packed weekend! As part of Combustion Weekend you will work in a team of five supported by a Project Manager to deliver impactful solutions to a non-profit client during the span of the weekend. Training, food and a fun time will all be provided!


 To apply, fill out your details below, upload your CV, and answer our questions. Applications close Friday 9th August at 5pm. 

All successful applicants must be available for Combustion Weekend at the following dates and times: 

  • Friday 6th September - 4.30pm - 7.30pm 

  • Saturday 7th September - 9am-3pm 

  • Sunday 8th September - 9am-3pm 

  • Monday 9th September - 5.30pm- 7pm 

If you have any questions about recruitment or the Combustion Weekend please email