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

 


Talented teens sing to promote a violence-free message

Talented teens sing to promote a violence-free message. An opportunity to artistically raise awareness against violence


The Yeah, Nah, It’s Not Ok song quest is less than a week away, with a chance for teenagers in Whakatane to perform an original song with a violence-free message.

The anti-violence song quest will be held on 30 August at the Liberty Centre, Whakatane from 6pm to 10pm.

Local up and coming NZ artist and previous X Factor contestant, Cameron Rota and award winning artist Glenys Wana will be on the panel of judges. Other judges include Carlos Hunia from Sun FM, Peter Waru representing the It’s Not Ok campaign and Gundy Pryor from Tūteao Marae team.

The aim of the song quest is to raise awareness and provide information about all forms of violence to young people. It allows teenagers to help inform their community about the issue in a fun and creative way.

Seven entrants, who will be a mixture of solo and band entries, will compose a song with a
violence-free message, and perform it before an audience and the judges.

The overall winner will win recording studio time at Outlet Production and their song will be played on local radio with potential for a national radio audience.

Other prizes will be awarded for strongest vocals, strongest lyrics and strongest performance on the night. Prizes will include a Motouhora/Whale Island trip, Kaitiaki Adventures White Water Rafting vouchers, a Fender Acoustic Guitar and more. There will also be spot prizes and support from local entertainment to ensure a fun-filled night to promote a violence free Eastern Bay of Plenty area.

The EBOP song quest is a combined initiative of the It’s not OK campaign and Family Works Northern, and is organised by the Family Safety Events Committee. The Knox Presbyterian Church, and the Whakatane District Creative Communities Scheme are also kindly supporting this event.

About Family Works
Family Works Northern provides social services for more than 15,000 children and their families in the upper North Island each year – about 40 people every day – as part of Presbyterian Support Northern. In Whakatane, Family Works provides:

• Social work and counselling

• Parenting support programmes

• Social workers in schools

• Group programmes for women and children affected by violence

• Family Violence Response Coordinator

• Strengthening Families coordination and facilitation

For Facebook and Youtube :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUEX5JlQo_U

https://www.facebook.com/YeahNahItsNotOkay


ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Local Governments To Decide: Easter Trading Bill Passes

The union representing working people in the retail industry is condemning the Government for whipping its MPs to pass the controversial Shop Trading Hours Amendment Bill. More>>c

ALSO:

Departure Speech: Governor-General’s State Farewell Luncheon

"...Unfortunately I was unable to get to the Antarctic, the Chatham Islands and the Kermadecs. A dicky heart thwarted our travel to the Antarctic; and even though I volunteered to parachute into the Kermadecs to join the Young Blake expedition, time, commitments and officials frustrated my plans to visit the Kermadecs and Chathams." More>>

ALSO:

New Research: Most Homeless People Working Or Studying

“The cost of housing has been rising without corresponding increases in income, whilst the number of state houses per capita has been in decline. Many low-income people are missing out on housing, whether we recognise them as ‘homeless’ or not. More>>

ALSO:

Post-Traynor: New Offender Info Sharing Plan

“This Bill delivers on that step-change by moving away from name-based records held by individual agencies to a shared, anchor identity based on unalterable information, such as fingerprints and facial recognition. It also gives agencies access to the drivers’ licence photo database and birth, death and marriages information." More>>

  • NZ Law Foundation - New $2M fund for research on information challenges
  • Littoral: New Ship To Deliver Enhanced Naval Capability

    Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says the Government has approved a Ministry of Defence and New Zealand Defence Force recommendation to request tenders for a new naval ship to support littoral operations. More>>

    July:

    After King's Labour Snub: Māori Party And Kiingitanga To Work Together

    Māori Party Co-leaders Te Ururoa Flavell and Marama Fox met with Kiingitanga representatives in Wellington yesterday to discuss working together on key issues for the betterment of Māori. More>>

    ALSO:

    Waitangi Claim On Rehabilitation: The 'Justus' System For Māori Not Good Enough

    Closing statements at the Waitangi Tribunal case against Corrections called for immediate steps and a comprehensive review to address the high rate of Māori reoffending. More>>

    ALSO:

    Advice: PM Sets Rules For Ministers' Treatment Of Public Servants

    Prime Minister John Key has laid down the law about the way ministers and public servants should interact, saying ministers may not always like the advice they receive, but they must listen to it carefully, respectfully and professionally. More>>

    Gordon Campbell: On The Funding Changes In Special Needs Education, And Uber

    The plan to strip out the educational support for older “special needs” children in order to meet the existing shortfall in funding for special needs in early childhood education is so miserly and relentlessly stupid as to defy belief… More>>

    SPECIAL EDUCATION (& More):

    Online Learning Plans:

    Get More From Scoop

     

    LATEST HEADLINES

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Regional
    Search Scoop  
     
     
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news