News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search


Youth Card Withdrawn

The Youth Card produced by the Christchurch Youth Council and supported by
the Christchurch City Council has been withdrawn as it contains an ad for a
political party. A decision on reprinting will be made in the next few

Tony Gemmill, acting Community Relations Manager of Christchurch City
Council, explains the issue is one of political neutrality.

"Christchurch City Council, like all government agencies, has to be, and has
to be seen to be, politically neutral, therefore not favouring one political
party over others. Unfortunately the impression could be created by this
advertisement that the Christchurch Youth Council and the Council may
support one political party. The Council is clear that political party
advertising should never have been sought for the publication and the
current edition has been withdrawn."

Any decision on future publication be advised as soon as it is made.


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


2021: NZ To Host Women’s Rugby World Cup

New Zealand’s successful bid to host the 2021 Women’s Rugby World Cup will raise the profile of the game locally and provide a valuable economic boost for the game, Minister for Sport and Recreation Grant Robertson says. More>>


Max Rashbrooke Review: Mahler 7 - NZSO

Gustav Mahler’s Seventh Symphony may be one of the least well-known of its ilk, but Edo de Waart and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra made a compelling case for a reassessment. They showed us a work of immense variety, surprising contrast and delicate shades of light and dark. More>>

Howard Davis Review: Strange Overtones - David Byrne's American Utopia Tour

Scotch-born singer-songwriter David Byrne starts each show on his latest world tour stroking a pink brain as he sits alone at a table in a gray three-button Kenzo suit singing a song called Here from his latest album American Utopia. More>>

Governor-General's Speech: Armistice Day 100 Years On

The response was more muted amongst our soldiers at the Front. Many received the news quietly... There was no cheering. The chaps didn’t get excited. It was just a matter of relief. We didn’t celebrate at all. More>>


Auckland Fringe Programme: A Celebration Of The Bizarre And Beautiful

Building on a huge 2018 programme that saw 492 creatives take 81 events for ventures around the city for a total of 347 performances, Auckland Fringe returns this summer, running February 19 – March 3, 2019. More>>



  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland