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Youth Week in Waitakere

Media Release

May 12, 2009
Youth Week in Waitakere

Music, dance and song performed by some of Waitakere’s talented young people are the feature of national Youth Week celebrations later this month.

A series of mini festivals are being held at venues across Waitakere for the week, which runs 23-31 May.

The programme has been put together by a group of local community groups and agencies working with youth, with support from Waitakere City Council.

“There are a lot of people working really hard in Waitakere to support youth and this is a chance not just to celebrate our young people, but those groups who support them,’ says the council’s youth advocate, Councillor Linda Cooper.

“Through development of youth facilities and information services such as SUSS-IT and the Global Café and continuing to have a youth council, Waitakere City Council recognises the vital role young people play in the city.”

Developed by New Zealand Aotearoa Adolescent Health and Development, Youth Week aims to create a society that values young people and affirms their diversity. It also aims to highlight the amazing things young people (12-24 years) do.

In 2009 the focus is on relationships and the theme, Aroha: Make Time For Youth, invites adults to show love for young people and for youth to make time for others.

Youth Week
Discos, food and information stands at the following venues, 5.00pm-8.00pm:
May 25 Ranui PIC, Armada Dr
May 26 Kelston Community Centre, Awaroa Rd
May 27 Bruce McLaren Intermediate School hall, Bruce McLaren Rd, Henderson
May 28 Best Pacific, Delta Ave, New Lynn.

Other events:
May 29 6.30pm-7.30pm, concert at Westfield WestCity.
May 30 7.00pm-11.00pm: Dance party featuring DJ Manchoo and DJ C-1, Global Café, Alderman Drive, Henderson. Limited tickets.

All events are free.

Youth Week celebrations in Waitakere are sponsored by Westfield WestCity, Waitakere
City Council, Niu FM and Flava FM.


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