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New Zealand leaders equip faces of the future


Media Release
14th March 2008


New Zealand leaders equip faces of the future with the keys to great leadership




Secondary school students from all over the upper North Island converged in Auckland yesterday to hear from some of New Zealand’s foremost leadership experts and inspiring role models.

Close to 1300 secondary school students from 86 schools attended the event, held in Manukau’s Telstra Clear Pacific Events Centre, which was the second of the 2008 National Young Leaders’ Day events taking place throughout New Zealand.

The theme for the 2008 National Young Leaders’ Days is ‘Own Your World. In line with this theme students were challenged to accept that they are never too young to play their part and no action in life is insignificant.
For many students one of the highlights was hearing from Jason Kerrison, lead singer of New Zealand band Opshop. Jason spoke about what had influenced and inspired the band, and mentioned their double-platinum album Second Hand Planet was inspired by concern for the environment. He then delighted the audience with an impromptu performance of the band’s hit single ‘One Day’.
Students also heard from Rob Harley –documentary maker, Mark Inglis – adventurer, Lisa Cescon – CEO for World Vision New Zealand and Dr Lester Levy, Chief Executive of the Excelerator Leadership Institute.
Dr Levy said people too often believe that when a person has a position of authority, be it captain, team leader, CEO or prime minister, they are automatically leaders.

“The reality is that leadership is a reciprocal relationship between those that choose to lead and those that choose to follow,” said Dr Levy.

Annette Fale, general manger of the Halogen Foundation, the non-profit organisation behind the National Young Leaders’ Days said the day-long forum is designed to be both practical and inspirational.

“There is a strong sense of the baton being passed as an older generation of leaders impart their wisdom and experience to the emerging generation of young leaders,” said Mrs Fale, who was awarded a Sir Peter Blake 2007 Emerging Leader Award for her commitment to fostering youth leadership.

“Students leave the day well equipped with the knowledge, tools and motivation they need to lead their fellow students, school or community. We know from previous years that this can not only change the lives of the participants, but the ripple effect of what they learn spreading through their school and community means that the benefits are felt by thousands of other people.”

Now in its 8th year, the National Young Leaders’ Days have empowered more than 11,000 secondary school students from schools throughout New Zealand.

The final 2008 National Young Leaders’ Day for secondary school students will take place in Wellington (March 28th) while the National Young Leaders Days for primary and intermediate students will take place in April and May with two events in both Auckland and Wellington, as well as an event in Christchurch, Dunedin and Rotorua.

For information about the events visit www.halogenfoundation.org

ENDS


Please see over for a full list of schools who attended the 2007 National Young Leaders’ Days for secondary school students in Auckland.

SCHOOLS WHO ATTENDED NATIONAL YOUNG LEADERS’ DAYS AUCKLAND:

School Name School City School Region
Al-Madinah School AUCKLAND AUCKLAND REGION
Aorere College AUCKLAND AUCKLAND REGION
Auckland Adventist High School AUCKLAND AUCKLAND REGION
Avondale College AUCKLAND AUCKLAND REGION
Baradene College AUCKLAND AUCKLAND REGION
Birkenhead College AUCKLAND AUCKLAND REGION
Broadwood Area School HOKIANGA NORTHLAND REGION
Correspondence School WELLINGTON CORRESPONDENCE SCHOOL
De La Salle College AUCKLAND AUCKLAND REGION
Dilworth School AUCKLAND AUCKLAND REGION
Diocesan School For Girls AUCKLAND AUCKLAND REGION
Elim Christian College AUCKLAND AUCKLAND REGION
Epsom Girls' Grammar School AUCKLAND AUCKLAND REGION
Fairfield College HAMILTON WAIKATO REGION
Glendowie College AUCKLAND AUCKLAND REGION
Glenfield College AUCKLAND AUCKLAND REGION
Green Bay High School AUCKLAND AUCKLAND REGION
Hamilton Boys' High School HAMILTON WAIKATO REGION
Hamilton's Fraser High School HAMILTON WAIKATO REGION
Hillcrest High School HAMILTON WAIKATO REGION
Howick College AUCKLAND AUCKLAND REGION
Huntly College HUNTLY WAIKATO REGION
John Paul College ROTORUA WEST BAY OF PLENTY REGION
Kaipara College HELENSVILLE AUCKLAND REGION
Kaitaia Abundant Life School KAITAIA NORTHLAND REGION
Kingsway School OREWA AUCKLAND REGION
Macleans College AUCKLAND AUCKLAND REGION
Mangere College AUCKLAND AUCKLAND REGION
Marcellin College AUCKLAND AUCKLAND REGION
Matamata College MATAMATA WAIKATO REGION
Melville High School HAMILTON WAIKATO REGION
Mercury Bay Area School WHITIANGA WAIKATO REGION
Michael Park School AUCKLAND AUCKLAND REGION
Moerewa School NORTHLAND NORTHLAND REGION
Morrinsville College MORRINSVILLE WAIKATO REGION
Mt Albert Grammar School AUCKLAND AUCKLAND REGION
Mt Maunganui College MT MAUNGANUI BAY OF PLENTY REGION
Nga Taiatea Wharekura HAMILTON WAIKATO REGION
Ngaruawahia High School NGARUAWAHIA WAIKATO REGION
Ngata Memorial College GISBORNE GISBORNE REGION
Okaihau College NORTHLAND NORTHLAND REGION
Opotiki College OPOTIKI BAY OF PLENTY REGION
Orewa College OREWA AUCKLAND REGION
Otumoetai College TAURANGA BAY OF PLENTY REGION
Pakuranga College AUCKLAND AUCKLAND REGION
Papakura High School AUCKLAND AUCKLAND REGION
Papatoetoe High School AUCKLAND AUCKLAND REGION
Penrose High School AUCKLAND AUCKLAND REGION
Pinehurst School AUCKLAND AUCKLAND REGION
Piopio College PIOPIO WAIKATO REGION
Pompallier College WHANGAREI NORTHLAND REGION
Pukekohe Christian School SOUTH AUCKLAND WAIKATO REGION
Pukekohe High School PUKEKOHE AUCKLAND REGION
Rodney College WELLSFORD AUCKLAND REGION
Rosehill College PAPAKURA AUCKLAND REGION
Rotorua Boys' High School ROTORUA BAY OF PLENTY REGION
Rotorua Lakes High School ROTORUA BAY OF PLENTY REGION
Ruawai College RUAWAI NORTHLAND REGION
Sancta Maria College Auckland AUCKLAND REGION
School of Emerging Talent WHANGAREI NORTHLAND REGION
Selwyn College AUCKLAND AUCKLAND REGION
Southern Cross Campus AUCKLAND AUCKLAND REGION
St Andrew's Middle School HAMILTON WAIKATO REGION
St Cuthbert's College AUCKLAND AUCKLAND REGION
St Dominic's College AUCKLAND AUCKLAND REGION
St Kentigern College AUCKLAND AUCKLAND REGION
St Mary's College AUCKLAND AUCKLAND REGION
St Peter's College AUCKLAND AUCKLAND REGION
Sunderland School Auckland AUCKLAND REGION
Tamaki College AUCKLAND AUCKLAND REGION
Tangaroa College AUCKLAND AUCKLAND REGION
Tauhara College TAUPO WAIKATO REGION
Tauranga Girls' College TAURANGA BAY OF PLENTY REGION
Te Aroha College TE AROHA WAIKATO REGION
Te Awamutu College TE AWAMUTU WAIKATO REGION
Te Kauwhata College TE KAUWHATA WAIKATO REGION
Te Kuiti High School TE KUITI WAIKATO REGION
Te Puke High School TE PUKE BAY OF PLENTY REGION
Tikipunga High School WHANGAREI NORTHLAND REGION
Trident High School WHAKATANE BAY OF PLENTY REGION
Waihi College WAIHI WAIKATO REGION
Waikato Diocesan School For Girls HAMILTON WAIKATO REGION
Waiuku College WAIUKU AUCKLAND REGION
Whakatane High School WHAKATANE BAY OF PLENTY REGION
Whangarei Girls High School WHANGAREI NORTHLAND REGION
YWCA Auckland AUCKLAND REGION

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