A Bit About Our Approach

Greater than is a social enterprise we started in 2016 as a means to encourage our children, youth and our communities that together we can be Greater Than any challenge or struggle we are facing.

We see the negative impact the cycles of poverty, violence, suicide and substance abuse are having on our families and we’re passionate about advocating a positive platform for change.

We aim to use creativity and the arts to provide opportunities such as mentoring, training, education, work experience and employment pathways.

It's about building and creating opportunities for a better tomorrow and being empowered together, because together we are Greater Than

Greater Than

Greater Than is the public-facing brand of the newly formed Te Aratika Creative, which is part of Te Aratika Trust. The Trust has been established for almost 20 years. “Te Aratika” means “The right path” which leads to “Te tihi o te maunga” (the pinnacle of the mountain). It is the journey to success. Greater Than is a platform for change against the cycles of poverty, violence, suicide and substance abuse; and performing arts is a medium to redirect our young people on to a path of achievement. Through performing arts, we open creative doors that offer pathways for our young people to further expand their capacity resulting in employment, training and/or education. Whether you are an individual, a family or a community, we believe you are... GREATER THAN
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Greater Than2 days ago
What an epic night! Our friends at Te Taitimu Trust hit us up to come and support them in their challenge to advocate for Suicide Prevention... Tonight we workshopped with some likeminded mentors and some amazing young people from Ngati Kahungunu out at Pukehou Marae.
We want to spread the message to our young people and our communities that they are valued and that there are platforms out there for support!

We want to send out a MASSIVE shout out to Zack Makoare from Te Taitimu Trust for inviting us to be a part of this initiative. To Te Kahu Rolleston for sharing your lyrical mastermind and Royden Winitana Wairau for your creativity and talent on the dance floor!

Together we are Greater Than Check our pics out!!

#Greaterthan #Manatuatu #Gtxperience #Tuuapaotepanoni #Ngatikahungunu #Pukehoumarae #creativeexpression #dance #spokenword #united #suicideprevention #gtcommunity @ Te Aute, New Zealand Pep Bracken
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Greater Than4 days ago
Kia ora Whānau,

We’ve just had the coolest day! Our crew who are new to the art of make up, fashion and design were involved in some amazing work experience today.
They modelled in a photo shoot all whilst getting industry insight, career highlights and totally stepping outside of their comfort zones.

We are super proud of their achievements and how they each owned this like a boss! We share often that together we are Greater Than our fears, our challenges, our doubts and to experience every opportunity to its fullest and we saw them do just that today…

Massive shout out to Bridgette Walshe @fempire_makeup you are amazing! And your gorgeous team of creative artists! Talented and on point… Thank you! We appreciate these positive platforms for change and the safe and fun environments we are building together.

So whānau, here are a couple of pics from the day and when the professional photo’s are complete, we’ll upload for you to check out!

It’s about building together because together we are Greater Than! #Greaterthan #Gtxperience #Workexperience #Manatuatu #Tuuapaotepanoni @ Auckland, New Zealand

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Greater Than4 days ago
Kia ora Whānau,

We’ve just had the coolest day! Our crew who are new to the art of make up, fashion and design were involved in some amazing work experience today.
They modelled in a photo shoot all whilst getting industry insight, career highlights and totally stepping outside of their comfort zones.

We are super proud of their achievements and how they each owned this like a boss! We share often that together we are Greater Than our fears, our challenges, our doubts and to experience every opportunity to its fullest and we saw them do just that today…

Massive shout out to Bridgette Walshe, you are amazing! And your gorgeous team of creative artists! Talented and on point… Thank you! We appreciate these positive platforms for change and the safe and fun environments we are building together.

So whānau, here are a couple of pics from the day and when the professional photo’s are complete, we’ll upload for you to check out!

It’s about building together because together we are Greater Than!
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Greater Than4 days ago
Feeling blessed and excited to have this awesome GTXperience for our GT Whānau! They are gaining that modelling and industry work experience today with our friends at the @samala_robinson_academy..Talent and creativity on point! Beauty comes from the inside out and we’re looking forward to sharing the outcome of today’s hard work! So mad love for the opportunities to make that positive impact and collaborate on this platform because together we are Greater Than!
#Greaterthan #Manatuatu #Gtxperience #samalarobinsonacademy #platformforchange #community #workexperience #creativity #beautyinsideandout
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Greater Than5 days ago
For the past two days we have been privileged to connect, up-skill and collaborate with people who share our passion of making positive change for our young people and our communities. We believe that together we are Greater Than... Greater than our fears, our trials, our struggles and the things that hold us back... So it was inspiring to meet people who have overcome challenges and are also striving to create opportunity in the face of adversity. We want to see our people and our communities thrive and it was exciting to continue to build on these positive platforms for change! Thank you South Auckland Youth Network (SAY’N) this symposium was both insightful and amazing!

#Greaterthan #Manatuatu #GTXperience #SAY’N #SouthAucklandYouthNetwork #TeAratika #TheRightPath #Togetherwearegreaterthan #Tuuapaotepanoni @ Mangere, New Zealand
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Greater Than1 week ago
It was an honour and privilege to pilot our GTX Schools Dance Programme at Rongomai School for Term 1. The tamariki of classrooms 10 and 6 learnt and performed a showcase piece in less than 7 weeks. They did an amazing job performing for the first time in front of their teachers and fellow students. We look forward to building and collaborating in term 2.