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Kawerau Youth Council

Kawerau Youth Council Vision Statement

Kawerau is where young people are optimistic, supported and encouraged to take up challenges to contribute to a growing, vibrant community

KDC Youth Policy Click to Download Reader

-----UP AND COMING EVENTS-----

Kawerau Youth Touch Tournament 

Saturday 6th February 2010.  Briefing at 9.30am with games starting at 10am.  $10 per team entry fee.  Each team must have at least 2 females and 4 youth between 8 - 18years. 

1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will receive a money prize.  1st place Tournament winners will have their name placed on the Kawerau Youth Touch Tournament plaque that will hang in the Kawerau District Council building.    Cut off date is the 4th February 2010.  Kawerau Youth Touch Tournament Click to Download Reader entry form and flyer.  

Provoke Workshop

The Kawerau Youth Council is hosting a Provoke Workshop on Friday 12 February 2010.  Starts at 10am in the Town Hall to 4pm.  All enquiries to Kawerau Youth Co-ordinator Hannah Edwardson.

KYC Tube Race

Kawerau Youth Council members will be put into teams and have to build their own rafts then, starting at the end of the rapids by Firmin Field, tube down the Tarawera River, ending at the Tarawera Bridge where they will enjoy a BBQ and conversation.

Kawerau Youth Council 2010

The Youth Council's function is to get the voice of youth across to full Council.  Providing information from local youth that will be extremely valuable for future planning withing Kawerau.

Kawerau District Council wants to make sure that young people have a chance to participate in their community.  The Kawerau Youth Council (KYC) has been established so that young people have the opportunity to become involved and have their say.

KYC is a group of young people who come together to talk about things they would like to see happening in their town and present ideas about what Council can do to support our youth.  The group works on a wide range of projects, sporting events, forums, workshops and other worthwhile activities throughout the year for the youth of Kawerau.

Kawerau District Council's Youth Mentor to the Youth Council is Councillor Stephen Tuhoro

Youth Co-ordinator for the Youth Council is Hannah Edwardson

What did KYC do in 2009?????............. the Youth Council worked hard on numerous projects throughout 2009, but members also had heaps of fun!!!

  • The KYC designed its Kawerau Youth Council Logo, which now appears on KYC T-Shirts, singlets, letterheads and event flags.
  • National Hoodie Day / Youth Week

    • In support of National Hoodie Day the KYC ran an extremely successful "Design a Hoodie" competition which received 109 amazing entries.    "Design a Hoodie" 2010 Entry form Click to Download Reader
  • Mr Jim Savage

    • When Kawerau local Mr Jim Savage, a paraplegic, had his specially designed car stolen, the KYC ran a Dance Party alongside Kawerau Blue Light and raised $650.00, which was presented to Mr Savage to help purchase a new car with special controls installed.  Mr Savage is a big supporter of youth and this was a way for local youth to show their appreciation.
  • Kawerau Careers Day Expo

    • Kawerau Careers Day Expo was a huge success with over 400 people attending.  The KYC is looking to hold this event again in 2010.
  • Kawerau District Council Young Achiever Awards

    • The annual Kawerau District Council Young Achiever Awards was another outstanding ceremony that acknowledged 118 talented youth of Kawerau.
  • Hip Hop Classes

    • Hip Hop classes are run twice a week with approximately 75 children attending.  Instructors are from the KYC dance crew "Unknown Obsession". 
  • Car Boot sales

    • Car Boot sales were established in November 2009 with the proceeds from each Car Boot sale going towards local Kawerau Youth groups.  Car Boot sales are run on the last Saturday of every month in the Plunket Street car park, next to the skate park and BMX track.     Dates for 2010 Car Boot Sales  Click to Download Reader

  • Kawerau Youth Mini Triathlon

    • The Kawerau Youth Mini Triathlon was run in December 2009.  Another show case of local talent, with 47 youth participating.  The KYC anticipates running this event again in 2010.
    • Kawerau Youth Touch Tournament Click to Download Reader entry form and flyer.
  • 2009 Christmas in the Park and Christmas Float Parade

    • The KYC participated in the 2009 Christmas parade.  Members spent two days preparing their float and the dance crew members worked hard teaching the Hip Hop classes their routine.  Their hard work all paid off, with the Christmas float coming second in the competition.

    • "Unknown Obsession" performed an amazing routine at Christmas in the Park, that wowed the Kawerau Community.

If you are interested in becoming a part of the Kawerau Youth Council.....................

All you need to do is be keen to get connected with your community, and to share in making Kawerau an amazing place to live. 

kyc application form Click to Download Reader

KYC meetings for 2010

Monday 11 January 2010

Tuesday 2 February 2010

Monday 1 March 2010
Monday 5 April 2010 
Monday 3 May 2010 
Monday 7 June 2010 
Monday 5 July 2010 
Monday 2 August 2010 
Monday 6 September 2010 
Monday 4 October 2010 
Monday 1 November 2010 
Monday 6 December 2010 

For further information or any enquiries contact: 
Kawerau Youth Co-ordinator
 Hannah Edwardson on 07 306 9048 work, 027 758 5614 cell, hannah.edwardson@kaweraudc.govt.nz email

 

 

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