Oompher

Oompher motivates and inspires by sharing the work and life stories of young New Zealanders who have taken a brave step into the unknown – and have created, achieved or learned something extraordinary along their journey.

The powerful videos inspire Kiwi youth to open their minds to opportunities, act on their dreams and achieve their own extraordinary.

Get a taste of Web Series One

Meet Oompher presenter Johnson Raela and get a taste of Web Series One, featuring the inspiring and uplifting work and life stories of eight extraordinary Kiwis: Vienna and Taaniko Nordstrom  of Soldiers Rd Portraits, transgender icon Amanaki Prescott-Faletau, basketballer Brook Ruscoe, female builder Charlie Camp, caregiver Jarryd Stoneman, circus theatre company founder Eve Gordon, entertainer Jimi Jackson and photographer Te Rawhitiroa Bosch.

Get inspired − watch Web Series One now

Webisode One: Soldiers Rd Portraits

Webisode One: Soldiers Rd Portraits

Inspired by First Nation photographs at the Smithsonian Museum in New York, awesome sisters-in-law Taaniko and Vienna Nordstrom have taken the world by storm with their native-inspired Māori portraiture business, Soldiers Rd Portraits.

Find out how their business was born, how they complement each other’s strengths and weaknesses and what keeps them motivated to keep practising their art for Kiwis and foreigners alike.

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Webisode Four: Charlie Camp

Webisode Four: Charlie Camp

Wellington builder by day and rock star drummer by night, Charlie Camp is smashing stereotypes in the building industry.

Watch Charlie’s story to find out why she was inspired to choose a career in the building industry and hear about what it’s really like to be the only girl on a building site.

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About Oompher

Oompher is proudly brought to you by Careers New Zealand.

Our Vision is to encourage young New Zealanders to open their minds to opportunities, act on their dreams and achieve their own extraordinary.

Our Mission is to create and share amazing stories that inspire young New Zealanders to take the first step on their own extraordinary pathway.

Please note: on 1 July 2017, the staff and functions of Careers New Zealand transferred to the Tertiary Education Commission.

Interviews and enquiries

Do you know someone whose story could motivate and inspire young New Zealanders? Send us a suggestion with more information, or for general enquiries please contact hello@oompher.com