What started out as a challenge set by his father, turned into a foreign aid-style mission to Niue for 17-year-old Matt Wilson (Ngāi Tahu) of Masterton.

The Wairarapa teenager, a budding architect and designer, has undertaken a project to landscape and build a day-bed area for elderly patients at the hospital on the island of Niue.

“I just hope to achieve a better way of life for the people in the aged care facility,” says Matt. “I enjoy helping people and designing things so it’s a good thing to do.” [Read more…]