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Ag programme raring to celebrate naughty forties

June 02 2008

IAEA/AgriVenture


News Release – for immediate release


Ag programme raring to celebrate naughty forties

The International Agriculture Exchange Association (AgriVenture) is entering the naughty forties and it is raring to celebrate.

IAEA’s, more recently branded AgriVenture, New Zealand organisation is keen for a huge party to recognise its 40th birthday and is calling for all those associated with the New Zealand International Agricultural Exchanges to come forward.

“It’s a celebration to renew old friendships and make new friends. We want as many people as possible associated with the programme during its 40 years to help us celebrate in style.”

More than 2000 kiwis have travelled in the programme over the past four decades. Hundreds more have been involved as host families and coordinators.

“We need to spread the word of this celebration far and wide,” organisers said.

Past and present trainees, host families, board members, administration staff and contact people are invited to think about all the great people they have met through the programme to join together in celebration.

Plans for the ‘Naughty Forties’ anniversary are set to take place in Ashburton, just one hour south of Christchurch, from April 3-5 2009.


To register interest in the IAEA NZ 40 anniversary celebration contact:
Mike and Ros Dodgshun
Phone: 0064 (0)68622729
Email: mikeros@farmside.co.nz

AgriVenture programmes are run for young people aged 18-30 years. They are set up to provide a safe way for young people to travel and work in rural placements around the world.
Trainees are placed with host families that have been vetted by and are members of the organisation.

Participants in the programme have the opportunity to both work and to experience life and culture in another country.

Internationally the IAEA has been running the AgriVenture programme since 1963 with over 30,000 young people travelling with the organisation over the past 44 years.

The programme has fostered lifelong friendships between hosts and trainees and their families and offered invaluable travel and international work opportunities.

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