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Singer songwriters needed to deliver a violence-free message

Singer songwriters needed to deliver a violence-free message


Registrations now open for Eastern Bay of Plenty music event

The Yeah, Nah, It’s Not OK song quest is back again this year with a chance for more teenagers to show their talents and bring an anti-violence message to the Eastern Bay of Plenty.

Registrations are now open to 13 to 18 year olds in two categories: a group entry with up to ten members or a solo entry. The song quest finals will be held at the Liberty Centre in Whakatane on Saturday 30 August.

Entrants compose a song with a violence-free message, and perform it before an audience and a panel of judges. The overall winner will win recording time at a local studio; their song will be played on local radio with potential for a national radio audience. Other prizes will be awarded for best words, best musical arrangement and the best presented entrant.

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

“We hope this year’s event is bigger and better than ever. I hope we can expand the song quest into the Western Bay of Plenty and eventually take in nationwide ,as the message promoted is so important for people everywhere” says Helen Holt, Family Works’ Family Violence Response Coordinator, and chair of the organising committee.

Winners of last year’s song quest, Manawa Toa, were successful with their song ‘Take This Away’.

The EBOP song quest is a combined initiative of the It’s not OK campaign and Family Works Northern, and organised by the Family Safety Events Committee. Knox Presbyterian Church and the Whakatane District Creative Communities Scheme are also kindly supporting this event.
To register, please contact Helen Holt at helen.holt@fwn.org.nz or 027 563 1077.

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. 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


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