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

 


I Am Auckland awards recognise local youth work

I Am Auckland awards recognise local youth work

As part of becoming the ‘world’s most liveable city’, Auckland Council, the Youth Advisory Panel and The Cube are holding the inaugural I Am Auckland Awards.

The awards recognise the work of individuals and youth organisations which support children and young people. Local artist Lorde has shown her support for the awards in an online video, found here: bit.ly/iamauckland

2014 Young New Zealander of the Year Parris Goebel has encouraged young people to vote for their heroes. “I wouldn’t have been able to do any of this without the people who have moulded me and made me believe in myself,” she says. “This is an amazing opportunity to give back to the people who have helped us reach our dreams.”

The awards mark the launch of the I Am Auckland strategic action plan, which sets goals that will dramatically accelerate the prospects of children and young people across the region. Led by the Youth Advisory Panel, the plan was developed using the feedback of thousands of children and young people, ensuring the opinions of Auckland’s youth are considered in community and civic decision-making.

“I Am Auckland challenges society to put children and young people first,” says Youth Advisory Panel Chairperson Flora Apulu. “Those who work with youth know what this means, and it’s evident in the hard work they do and the lives they change. It’s important for us to support and recognise these people and organisations as they inspire and empower our youth to reach their full potential.”

Multi-faceted organisation The Cube encourages youth-led development, and Director Catherine Cooper is excited to be working with local youth in delivering the I Am Auckland awards.

“The awards are developed and facilitated by young people,” she says. “They give young people the opportunity to recognise the importance of youth workers and youth organisations, and vote on those that are doing truly great work.”

The awards will raise awareness of the goals of the I Am Auckland plan and encourage individuals and youth organisations to work towards achieving these. Nominations can be made online at www.iamauckland.co.nz, and are judged by the Youth Advisory Panel based on each of the I Am Auckland plan’s goals. Winners will be announced at the I Am Auckland action plan launch in July.

The I Am Auckland plan will guide Auckland’s development over the next 30 years. “It offers the opportunity for young people to be completely involved in shaping the future they will belong to,” says Flora. “It’s a future that is not only meaningful for them, but also for their families and the communities.”

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

NZ on Air: More Funding For TV Captions To Increase Access

More funding for TV captions to increase access NZ On Air has increased funding to provide more captions and audio description on television programmes for the hearing and sight impaired. More>>

Music: So Laid Back Country China Album Release

On Friday night, So Laid Back Country China held a gig at Meow for the release of their new album With Knees of Honey in Goodbye Canyon. I briefly spoke with Harriet lead vocals, keyboard) and Michael (lead vocals, guitar) before the gig More>>

Art: Wellington Region Celebrates Matariki

Eight Wellington museums and galleries have joined forces to present a major programme of exhibitions and events to celebrate Matariki 2015, the Māori New Year. The Wellington Matariki Festival will host more than 60 free events and activities between Saturday ... More>>

Wellington: TEDxWellingtonWomen Speakers Unveiled

The lineup is announced today for the highly anticipated upcoming event TEDxWellingtonWomen. Speakers include local women and men who have lived extraordinary lives and have ideas worth spreading. More>>

Culture: RNZB Showcases NZ Artists With Two World Premieres

The Royal New Zealand Ballet’s mixed bill Salute - Remembering WW1 which opens on 22 May will showcase the talents of New Zealand artists working at the top of their field. More>>


Books: Witi Ihimaera To Address ‘State Of NZ Literature’at Festival

6 May 2015 MEDIA RELEASE Witi Ihimaera to Address ‘State of NZ Literature’ at Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival The New Zealand Book Council has chosen the 2015 Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival as the stage for its annual address, which ... More>>

Culture: Historic Māori Portraits Travel To The Czech Republic

Image credit: Gottfried Lindauer, Wahanui Reihana Te Huatare, oil on canvas, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr H E Partridge, 1915 More>>

Art: Something Felt, Something Shared - Enjoy

Gabrielle Amodeo, Ruby Joy Eade, Clare McLean, Kalya Ward Curated by Emma Ng May 7 – 30, 2015 Opening: Wednesday May 6, 5.30pm Strange frequencies are channelled through personal narratives and poetic placeholders in Something felt, something ... More>>

Culture: Pukeahu Park ANZAC Day Commemoration 2015

Pukeahu Park ANZAC Day Commemoration 2015 Images from New Zealand Defence Force Click for big version A bugler plays The Last Post Click for big version A View from the top of the Carillion Click for big version Faces old and young Click for big ... More>>

Television: MediaWorks Announces Dancing With The Stars Hosts

MediaWorks and BBC Worldwide ANZ are delighted to announce host Dominic Bowden alongside co-host Sharyn Casey for the hit series Dancing with the Stars. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news