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Free events for international youth week

Media Release
22 April 2005

Free events for international youth week

Pop-punk group Goodnight Nurse will headline The Edge Jam Out West concert at West Wave Recreation Centre on 7 May, as part of Waitakere’s Teen West Youth Week.

Part of an event programme spanning seven days and celebrating the city’s youth, bands Foamy Ed, The Rabble and Quarter 2 will also take to the stage.

Teen West Youth Week coincides with International Youth Week (9-15 May) and focuses on valuing youth, their contribution to the city and their potential to develop the city of the future. The Waitakere City Youth Council has developed the theme for this year’s Teen West Youth Week Celebrations as “Tu Pakari/Stand Strong – Just Be It!”

The National Youth Week theme encourages young people to challenge the stereotypes society has placed on youth and redefine themselves.

Child and Youth Advocate Councillor, Linda Cooper says celebrating the city’s young people needs to be done more often. “The SummerSlamz event at Te Pai Park, with over 5000 people attending, shows that the youth of the city will support events if they are tailored to their likes and dislikes and run well.”

Other Youth Week celebrations include the 2nd Disco for Youth with Disabilities at Kelston Community Centre on Saturday 14th May, Sport Waitakere Sport Explore Showcase Nights, and more. For a full calendar of youth week events check out www.waitakere.govt.nz, or contact Jo-Anne Inancsi on 839 0400 for more information.

Youth Week is nationally promoted by NZAAHD (New Zealand Association of Adolescent Health & Development) and sponsored by Ministry of Youth Development.

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