Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search


Doing Something About Youth Suicide

* MEDIA RELEASE – 16/10/03 *

Doing Something About Youth Suicide

Award-winning rock band St Lucy is asking the Auckland public to join an effort to make some money for youth suicide charity Yellow Ribbon – and become part of a CD recording at the same time.

Last year, St Lucy won three days recording at York St Studios and duplication of 500 CDs. St Lucy frontsman Mark Tupuhi takes over the story:

“We’re using the prize to help Yellow Ribbon, and we want Aucklanders to help.

“We are asking the public to download our song “Driving to Mary” from Come along to York St Studios in Parnell at 7pm, Tuesday October 21, and join us singing on the track.

“The proceeds from the sale of our single will go to Yellow Ribbon. Ideally, we would like to see a partnership form between Yellow Ribbon and the National Youth Radio Network lobbyists.

“You watched the boxing match on telly – now it’s time to get off the couch,” Mark said.

Who Is “St. Lucy”?

“St Lucy is an established, hard-working part of the New Zealand music scene. Imagine 3 Elvises, 2 Neil Finns and Dave Dobbyn sellotaped together: that’s us.”

Why Yellow Ribbon?

“Because I have lost a lot of people to suicide. Because I was an “at risk” youth. Because music is generally more relevant to youth at risk than boxing. Because it’s time for Generation X to get involved. And because that boxing thing was just totally out of left field. I’ve decided to get involved. You could too, just by spreading the word.”

Contact information:

Mark Tupuhi: 021 113 1305 or

© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

Gordon Campbell: Best New Music Of 2017

Any ‘best of list’ has to be an exercise in wishful thinking, given the splintering of everyone’s listening habits... But maybe… it could be time for the re-discovery of the lost art of listening to an entire album, all the way through. Just putting that idea out there. More>>

Scoop Review of Books: Ten x Ten - One Hundred of Te Papa's Best-Loved Art Works

An idiosyncratic selection by ten art curators, each of whom have chosen ten of their favourite works. Handsomely illustrated, their choices are accompanied by full-page colour prints and brief descriptions of the work, explaining in straightforward and approachable language why it is of historical, cultural, or personal significance. More>>

Scoop Review of Books: Portacom City - Reporting On Canterbury Earthquakes

In Portacom City Paul Gorman describes his own deeply personal story of working as a journalist during the quakes, while also speaking more broadly about the challenges that confront reporters at times of crisis. More>>

Scoop Review of Books: Christopher Pugsley’s The Camera in the Crowd - Filming in New Zealand Peace and War 1895-1920

Pugsley brings to life 25 exhilarating years of film making and picture screening in a sumptuously illustrated hardback published by Oratia that tells the story through surviving footage unearthed from the national film archives. More>>



  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland