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Hoodies on Parliament challenging youth stereotype

Media Statement for immediate release

Hoodies on Parliament - politicians challenge youth stereotypes

Members of Parliament will show their support for youth by wearing a hoodie Thursday 29 May at 1:30 pm on parliament steps.

Organisers ask the public to join in and wear a hoodie on Hoodie Day ­ Friday 30 May.

Hoodie-wearers include National MP Nicky Wagner, Green Party MPs Sue Bradford, Nandor Tanczos and Metiria Turei, and Maori party MP Hone Harawira.

The Minister of Youth Affairs Hon Nanaia Mahuta will be showing her support by wearing a hoodie on Hoodie Day.

Politicians will be joined by young people and together they will be putting their hands up and saying: "It's what's under the hood that counts."

The following people will also be wearing hoodies on Hoodie Day:

Archbishop David Moxon Archbishop of the Anglican Dioceses
Major Campbell Roberts Director of the Salvation Army¹s social
services *(photo)
Brian Turner President of the Methodist Church of NZ
Dr. Sue Bagshaw Youth health doctor *(photo)
Dr Cindy Kiro Children¹s Commissioner
Paul Curry CEO of the Families Commission *(photo)
Chris Hooper CEO of Scouting New Zealand
Stephen Bell CEO of Youthline
David Hanna CEO of Wesley Community Action
Ric Odom National Executive Officer of YMCA *(photo)
Ross Bell CEO of Drug Foundation
Jono Campbell CEO of Te Ora Hau
Patricia Grace Fiction writer
Chey Ataria Pro Skater, Creative Director of ABC Huffer
Tze Ming Mok Writer, commentator
John Schwaelger NZ rugby player
Tamati Ellison NZ rugby player
Frank Bunce Ex-All Black
Hon Nanaia Mahuta Minister of Youth Affairs
Paula Bennett National Party MP
Sue Bradford Green Party MP
John Harrington Director of the National Youth Workers Network
Trissel Mayor Manager of youth health centre, Palmerston Nth
Te Awanui 'Awa' Reeder Nesian Mystik (musician)
Rhombus Musicians
Taika Waititi Director, Academy Award nominee
Nandor Tanczos Green Party MP
Hone Harawira Maori Party MP
Russell Brown Media commentator
Keith Ng Journalist
Jolisa Gracewood Writer
Damian Christie Journalist
Graham Reid Journalist
Nicky Wagner National Party MP and youth spokesperson

ENDS

For Hoodie Day events across NZ, see www.youthweek.co.nz

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