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New Zealand IoT Alliance

Hope Upstream: Pursuing Prevention 

There were 607 suicides in New Zealand last year in addition to 40x more suicide attempts. Suicide devastatingly impacts approximately 135 people per death.

We need to do more to stop the pain and suffering of suicide.

Over the weekend of 14-16 October, we plan to run, walk, bike, row or swim 1km to acknowledge each of these deaths by suicide or suicide attempts. That’s a bold goal of 24,000 km in total and we need your help to get there!

Please visit to donate to this worthy cause and record how many kilometers you’re prepared to contribute. Once you’ve completed your km’s, jump online and post proof of your contribution (screenshot, selfie, Strava map etc.) to the Hope Upstream socials.

Here’s an example of how we can reach our goal:

24,000 people x 1km

4,800 people x 5km

2,400 people x 10km

1000 people x 24km

Initial fundraising efforts will go toward the research and publication of The Hope Report – a report showcasing suicide prevention initiatives from around the world working or showing promise with an initiative lens. The ultimate goal is to provide a menu of options that could be evaluated in a New Zealand context.

Hope Upstream will create an evaluation framework, conduct a global scan over approximately 3+ months and then produce a report.

New Zealand IoT Alliance The New Zealand IoT Alliance is an association of organisations and individuals that have come together to take a key role in growing our country's capability to maximize the Internet of Things to generate economic growth while addressing any challenges.