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                         Kawerau Youth Council 2016



Back left to right: Majean Rogers, Hohia Heurea, Dylan Edwardson, Hamiora Hooper, Iraia Nuku, Declan Alcock, Justin Ross, Keesha King, Somer Richardson, Shian Smith-Nu'u, Rhea Richardson.

Front left to right: Timoti Rogers, Rebekah Bloxham, Taylor van Gulick, Elly-Marie Beattie, Destiny Maxwell.

We aim to provide the community with awesome events for the youth of Kawerau. We want to see as many youth as we can participate in our events so get invovled!

But thats not all...... Kawerau Youth Council members are a voice for the youth. If you have any ideas or issues relating to youth do not hesistate to contact us.

Kawerau Adopt a Nation Project

Kawerau Schools are adopting nations that are attending the World Rafting Championships 2013. Up to 30 nations!
This will be a 10 week programme leading up to the Championships festival "The Global Water House" where students work will be showcased.

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Youth Factory JAMFEST

This talent competition went off with a bang with nearly a sold out audience and some AMAZING talent.
Xfactor Boy band TYP made a guest appearance to the delight of their fans.
Congratulations to all that entered and especially to the winners who have an awesome opportunity (thanks to B.O.P Polytechnic) to record their
own single!
Check out some pics below taken by Jaxon Webber.



KYC Skate Park Jam

The 2nd annual Kawerau Youth Council skate park jam was a success. The newly sworn in youth council put in a massive effort on the day for the event to run smoothly.
The most popular section was the scooter category.
Throughout the day the crowd was entertained by The Amazon Skate team and Pro scooter Riders Jansen Ward and Mike Staples.
The weather was fabulous and the day was a scorcher so another big hit of the day was the big blow up water slide which let the kids cool off.

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Heres some pictures of the event!


Kawerau Youth Triathlon

Another awesome event, with just under 100 competitors. Well done to all involved.
A big thank you to ID Screen Print for the awesome t-shirts, Aqualine for some cool as prizes and Weet-Bix Kids Tryathlon for their sponsorships of entries to the weet-bix tryathlon.

Heres some competitors in action!



Pacific Toyota Diddy Dig

 A full draw of 16 teams entered the 2012 pacific Toyota Diddy dig with 6 teams from Putauaki full primary 5 teams from south school, 3 teams for Te Whata Tau O Putauaki and 2 teams from Otakiri.  Each team got to dig at least twice with the finalists going on to dig a third time.
1st Place: South Barging Bulls
2nd Place: Otakiri Shovelers
3rd Place South Cunning Cobra's

All of the competitors aged 8-10years old, walked away with a prize and certificate with some being luckier than others to receive some fabulous spot prizes such as surf lessons, luge rides, sheep shows, New World gift baskets and Steamers rugby tickets. A huge thank you must go out to the Kawerau Youth Council for organising the event and for being dedicated bin technicians on the day.

Next year’s Diddy Dig is looking to be even bigger and better with the hope of adding an 11-13 age group. Watch this space!          


About 2 ShineBreak dancing

About 2 Shine talent showcase was put on by the Kawerau Youth Council. The event attracted performers from Kawerau, Whakatane, Matata,
Opotiki and the display of talent that was on offer was awesome. The event ran smoothly thanks to the stage crew, runners and green room
 crew (all Youth Council members).
The diverse range of performances that took place is a credit to the youth around the Eastern Bay; the show consisted of 5 hip hop crews
including a guest performance from Urban Dance Company who have a crew heading to the world hip hop championships in LA later in the year.
 There were 4 solo singers and 2 duets. One duet consisted of brothers aged 7 and 9 who were a crowd favourite singing the hit “never say never”
by teen sensation Justin Beiber and Jaden Smith. There was also a belly dancer and a fire dancer.
  Belly dancing Singing Singing







For any further info on the Kawerau Youth Council or our events contact JJ Rika (Youth Projects Officer)
Phone: 07 306 9048
Mobile: 027 886 0494