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Youth Week 2008 Launch

Youth Week 2008 Launch
Embargoed until Monday 26 May

Today, the Minister of Youth Affairs Hon Nanaia Mahuta will host the launch of Youth Week 2008, on behalf of Youth Week organisers New Zealand Aotearoa Adolescent Health & Development (NZAAHD).

The launch is an open event at Pataka Museum in Porirua at 5:00 pm.

The programme features speeches by the Minister, the Mayor of Porirua Jenny Brash and NZAAHD National Executive Officer Sarah Helm. Speeches will be interspersed with entertainment performed by young local talents.

Hoodie Day is a highlight of Youth Week 08. Many people throughout New Zealand will wear a hoodie on Friday 30 May in support of youth, and challenging youth stereotypes. Anther important event during Youth Week 2008 is World Smoke Free Day. On May 31 New Zealanders will celebrate that young people today smoke less than former generations.

The New Zealand Association for Adolescent Health and Development (NZAAHD) coordinates Youth Week, with the support of the Ministry of Youth Development.

Youth Week runs from 26 May - 1 June 2008.


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