• The 2019 Page Acorn Engineering Scholarship winners have been announced

    The 2019 Page Acorn Engineering Scholarship winners have been announced! Each winner will receive a financial award to assist with their studies for each of the next three years. Congratulations to these talented young men and women who are involved in engineering apprenticeships at local firms:
    * Benjamin Coombe: Robert Page Engineering
    * Manaea Haenga-Anderson, Rawinia Luka, and Liam Wayne: Page McRae Engineering
    * Justice Harrison: Spida Machinery
    * Todd Hemingway and Aaron Iggulden: Contract Mechanical Services
    * Brett Merrie: Boshier Engineering

    These scholarships are due to the generosity of the late Bob and Pat Page, who had a passion for seeing young people succeed. Congratulations to all of our 2019 winners!

  • 15th - 17th April - IYSFF NZ Young Filmmakers Workshops 2019

    This intensive workshop will guide you from the beginning of the film making process right through to the end, and over the course of the
    three-days you will collaborate with other participants through a job sharing process and together you will create a silent film! The skills and knowledge you gain during the workshop will also set you up to create your own three-minute film to enter into the International Youth Silent Film Festival NZ Nationals 2019.

  • April 17th - IYSFF NZ Red Carpet Gala Celebration 2019

    Come celebrate the launch of the International Youth Silent Film Festival NZ Nationals 2019 with a special red-carpet gala screening of a hand-picked selection of the best films from previous years’ festivals. https://www.facebook.com/events/309416043038247/

  • Friday 19th April - OneChance Youth Awards

    Nominations are open

    The aim of the 3rd annual OneChance Youth Awards (OCYA) is:

    • to honour exceptional Rotorua youth (aged 15-24)
    • to celebrate excellence and their achievements or service to the community

    The OCYA will provide a platform of distinction to allow peer and community recognition with award finalists officially acknowledged at the OCYA Celebration; a night of glamour and glitz, key note speakers and entertainment where young people are appreciated for their outstanding dedication in the community and their nominated category.

    Nominations Close: 5pm Friday 19th April

  • April 20th - Kids Market

    Kids market this weekend. Great chance for promotion and publicity. No charge for stall but I totally understand if you are not able to attend due to it being Easter. Just let me know and I can advertise you will be there promoting your kids activities and venues.
    Regards Monique Lints

  • Youth Parliament Select Committee Hearings: Public Submission Process

    Closes at midnight on 28 April 2019

    The public submission process for Youth Parliament 2019 select committee topics is now open, and closes at midnight on 28 April 2019.

    Young people (aged 12-24 years) in particular are encouraged to submit their thoughts on the ten topics Youth MPs have chosen to be considered in select committee hearings at the two-day Youth Parliament event in July 2019.

    Submitting their views on the topics selected for discussion at the 2019 Youth Parliament event is a great opportunity for young people to have input on issues that concern them, their community, and young New Zealanders today.

    The Office of the Clerk is administering the public submission process for the ten Youth Parliament select committee hearings through the New Zealand Parliament website.

  • Tauranga Youth Development

    Tauranga Youth Development Team are running lunchtime pop up events at High Schools and alternative education providers throughout the Bay of Plenty for the 5th year running. We bring games, activities, art, live music, dance, giveaways and food to work alongside and help champion the existing organisations that work with our young people.

    This year we have the Athlete Factory providing challenging physical workshops, Urban Dance and Josh Pow Performing, and Good Neighbour are helping to resource us with rescued food.

  • ICoach4kids Wellbeing and Resilience Coaching

    Yay! We have LAUNCHED, and are OPEN for ENROLMENTS! Click on the image below for more details.
    Enrol before 1 May 2019 you will receive a 20% discount off the full price. Discount coupon is LAUNCHSPECIAL. Have a great day!!

  • Friday 17th May - Pink Shirt Day - Te Puke High School

    Mufti day fundraiser for Te Puke High School. Come dressed in anything pink and a winner will be selected.

  • Friday 17th May - Pink Shirt Day - Maketu

    This event is one of many that local community groups and businesses support and will continue to have healthy working relationships through their participation.

  • Saturday 18th May - Te Puke Throwdown - National Dance Battle

    We are bringing in some of the country’s best street dancers to Te Puke for a dance battle. The idea is that the youth and townsfolk would benefit from the workshop, entertainment and performing arts. Dancers and entourage would get to experience Te Puke and have the rare occasion to perform out of the bigger cities where competitions usually take place. Many of the dancers are regular international competitors and this particular dance community is very accessible and crowd-friendly.

  • 19 July – 21 July - Connect 2019 - National Youth Leaders Conference

    Nau mai, Haere Mai

    We are delighted to confirm that Connect 2019 will be on our church marae at Ohope Beach, 4pm 19 July – 2pm 21 July 2019.

    Staying on our marae will be an amazing shared experience for us, and on top of the usual Connect experience, we will grow our understanding of our churches bi-cultural commitment.

  • 21 May

    Join leading experts, Nigel Latta, Dr Anna Martin, Pauline Spence and Brendon Pongia for an entertaining night all about parenting – from kid to teen, and all in between! 

    Gain insight into the psychology of positive kids and teens, how to create a strong family nucleus, the online world of cyber safety, what you can do about online bullying, and more!

    Enjoy our top speakers present on their field of expertise and then be entertained with panel discussion and debate, followed by your chance to ask the experts your own questions!

    Book now for an engaging and memorable night with some of New Zealand’s best youth development speakers.

    Brought to you by NumberWorks’nWords Tauranga. Tuition, Confidence and Results for your child!

  • 3 May - Celia - Te Puke Coast Lions

    Te Puke Kiwicoast Lions are screening the movie “Celia” for one night at Te Puke Cinemas… Friday 3 May at 6 pm. Celia Lashlie was a passionate and driven person, working with at risk youth.

    The money we raise will go to the Blue Light… empowering youth camp in Taupo in May.

  • 23 May - Creating Meaningful Sensory Places

  • 19 June - All About Anxiety Workshop

  • 2 May - Connecting with Community Altogether Autism Network Meeting

  • 21-23 May - Taiohi Taiao Youth Jam

    Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s annual Youth event, Taiohi Taiao Youth Jam is coming up next month! This year the event for Y11-12 students will focus on the kaupapa of Climate Change.
    We know that this issue is of huge – and growing – interest and concern to all our communities, and rangatahi/young people in particular. The key outcomes for participating students are:

    – Being able to identify key causes, impacts and risks of Climate Change and the unique challenges and opportunities the issue presents to the Bay of Plenty
    – Collaborating with other rangatahi and experts in Climate Change-related fields to develop key take-home messages/actions to help inform your school/community about Climate Change 
    – Having fun and learning in a unique environment

    The location for Taiohi Taiao 2019 will be Keswick Camp in Rotorua, and our confirmed dates are 21-23 May inclusive. Youth Jam is free for participating students to attend (each school will be invited to send up to 5 students)

    For more info, please contact natalie.ridler@boprc.govt.nz

  • 24 April - Holiday Drama Programme

    Next Wednesday we have a Holiday Drama programme for 10 -13 year olds
    Wednesday 24 April 
    Litt Park Theatre

    To register contact:
    Di Leach
    Te Puke Repertory Society

  • 15 May - NZ Youth Awards

    Know a young person doing epic things? Nominate them for a 2019 NZ Youth Award. Nominations are now open, you can nominate online here: https://myd.smartygrants.com.au/NZYouthAwards19 
    and find more info here:http://www.myd.govt.nz/young-people/new-zealand-youth-awards.html 
    Peeni Henare Jacinda Ardern

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