Ezekiel Raui's work in youth suicide prevention earned him a Queens Young Leaders Award which was presented at Buckingham Palace.       

In 2015, Raui took part in the first White House United National Indian Tribal Youth (UNITY) Conference, where he met then President Barack Obama.

He says the main aim, for now, is to strengthen the relationship between the different realms of the Commonwealths as an example for future generations.

"What I love about the experience is building the networks, building the collaboration and building a family within the Commonwealth and how that family can look at supporting each other through resource sharing for the betterment of our young people."

The future looks bright for the 20-year-old Te Rarawa man.

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