Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Auckland youth to honour the fallen

19 April 2004

Auckland youth to honour the fallen

The Auckland City Youth Council (ACYC) is inviting Auckland youth to take part in this year’s ANZAC commemorations in an effort to honour our ancestors and to help bridge the generation gap.

"ANZAC day is important to youth because it is our show of appreciation to our ancestors and our history. Young people should participate because it is our contribution to the elderly members and past soldiers of New Zealand," ACYC chairperson Pamela Mills says.

Ms Mills believes young people are often criticised for not expressing their gratitude for the effort and sacrifice of those before them.

“Youth need to recognise their history – the history of their country in coming together to commemorate ANZAC day, 25 April. As such, ACYC will be inviting Auckland youth to attend both the main dawn ceremony as well as those later in the day closer to home.”

The youth council recognises the often colossal gap in values and beliefs between young and old. As well as remembering their grandparents and great-grandparents, ANZAC day will be the first of many efforts by ACYC to bridge the divide between generations.

ACYC council will be attending the dawn ceremony and laying a wreath at the mid-morning ceremony. Youth council members will also be selling poppies on behalf of the Returned Services Association leading up to, and during ANZAC commemorations.

ACYC is 20 years old this year. It was established following the Queen Street riots by Dame Catherine Tizard in an effort to better hear the voice of young people. Run as part of the Auckland City Council, the group acts as youth advocates and supporters for the potential of Auckland’s population aged 12 to 24.

ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Breed Laws Don’t Work: Vets On New National Dog Control Plan

It is pleasing therefore to see Louise Upston Associate Minister for Local Government calling for a comprehensive solution... However, relying on breed specific laws to manage dog aggression will not work. More>>

ALSO:

Corrections Corrected: Supreme Court Rules On Release Dates

Corrections has always followed the lawful rulings of the Court in its calculation of sentence release dates. On four previous occasions, the Court of Appeal had upheld Corrections’ practices in calculating pre-sentence detention. More>>

ALSO:

Not Waiting On Select Committee: Green Party Releases Medically-Assisted Dying Policy

“Adults with a terminal illness should have the right to choose a medically assisted death,” Green Party health spokesperson Kevin Hague said. “The Green Party does not support extending assisted dying to people who aren't terminally ill because we can’t be confident that this won't further marginalise the lives of people with disabilities." More>>

ALSO:

General Election Review: Changes To Electoral Act Introduced

More effective systems in polling places and earlier counting of advanced votes are on their way through proposed changes to our electoral laws, Justice Minister Amy Adams says. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Our Posturing At The UN

In New York, Key basically took an old May 2 Washington Post article written by Barack Obama, recycled it back to the Americans, and still scored headlines here at home… We’ve had a double serving of this kind of comfort food. More>>

ALSO:

Treaty Settlements: Bills Delayed As NZ First Pulls Support

Ngāruahine, Te Atiawa and Taranaki are reeling today as they learnt that the third and final readings of each Iwi’s Historical Treaty Settlement Bills scheduled for this Friday, have been put in jeopardy by the actions of NZ First. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Damage De-Regulation Is Doing To Fisheries And Education, Plus Kate Tempest

Our faith in the benign workings of the market – and of the light-handed regulation that goes with it – has had a body count. Back in 1992, the free market friendly Health Safety and Employment Act gutted the labour inspectorate and turned forestry, mining and other workplace sites into death traps, long before the Pike River disaster. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news