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Paraparaumu College SEAR Group in Maui Dolphin Challenge
May 2017
Paraparaumu College's SEAR Animal Rights Action Group are helping raise money and awareness about the New Zealand's endangered Maui Dolphins. The students say "The Maui Dolphins are incredibly special to New Zealand and deserve a chance at life in a thriving environment instead of being on the brink of extinction. With ... More...

Kapiti Run for Youth raises $12,257.50 for youth of Kapiti
May 2017
The Web Genius Kapiti Run for Youth (KR4Y) is delighted to announce total fundraising for the 2017 charity event to be $12,257. 50. "We are truly delighted with this effort by everyone involved," said Richard Calkin of Web Genius. Richard goes on to say, "because of the efforts of our Event Sponsors: Beach FM, Cit... More...

Kena Kena School Pupil wins Bike
May 2017
Kena Kena School pupil Willow Bardsley was presented with a bike today for her participation in Movin' March, an annual initiative that encourages kids to cycle, walk, scooter or skateboard to school. "We had 886 entries from six schools in Kapiti which was a fantastic effort," says Greater Wellington Regional Counc... More...

Zeal Kapiti Invention - all welcome
April 2017
Check this out at Maclean Park from tomorrow for the week, tag all your musician mates and head down to check out the latest Zeal Kapiti invention! There will also be a signup sheet to work with some epic Kapiti Musicians over the week, with a gig happening on Saturday night 22 April.

NZAC backs principal’s call for more investment in at-risk youth
December 2016
More investment is urgently needed in early intervention if young children are to be properly supported, rather than potentially facing "a future of crime". The NZ Association of Counsellors (NZAC) is backing calls from Dunedin North Intermediate principal, Heidi Hayward, for more financial support for at-risk students. ... More...

NZAC urges Government to prioritise youth mental health
Youth mental health should be the Government's priority in light of Youthline Wellington's cries for help, says NZ Association of Counsellors (NZAC) president, Bev Weber. The free counsellor helpline announced earlier today it is struggling financially, and called for donations, grants, and partnerships. While the Wellin... More...

Pride Awards
The 2016 Pride Awards are open for nominations and are closing soon (31 July)The Pride Awards Trust publicly recognises and celebrates young people's achievements so they can be an inspiration to their peers and communities. In particular, we focus on young people who are often unrecognised for their successes – the un... More...

Kapiti Youth Festival all set for 2016
March 2016
Get ready for an exciting event filled with activities, live performances, market stalls and good vibes!This year the Kapiti Youth Festival will be held on Saturday 9 April at Maclean Park, Paraparaumu Beach kicking off at 11am. If raining, the event will take place the next day. During the day there will be a skate com... More...

Graffiti Free Week Starts
March 2016
Graffiti Free Week (Starting March 14) is a nation-wide behavioural change campaign, which was developed in 2013 to help eliminate and prevent graffiti vandalism in local communities. Since it began, Graffiti Free Week has grown substantially each year, and 2016 is prov... More...

Kapiti kids likely to feature in 2016 Youth Awards
March 2016
Kapiti youth achievement has been significant again in the last year and now is a chance to celebrate some of those achievements on the national stage. Nominations are now open for the 2016 Youth Awards, which celebrate young people who've achieved outstanding result... More...

Government youth mental health initiative a “significant” step
April 8
A $62 million funding package is a positive step towards reducing New Zealand's grim youth mental health statistics, says Youth Horizons, a national organisation working with young people.Details of the Prime Minister's Youth Mental Health Project were announced yesterd... More...

Zombies invade Te Horo Beach
May 2014
From left, 8 year old Te Horo Beach Zombies, Frankie, Nikita, Ruby and Neve ready to spook at Liam Dench's birthday part... More...

JustSpeak to Launch on 28 May
May 2014
Kapiti has experienced more than its share of youth crime issues and there seems no end of people to blame. JustSpeak is... More...

Biscuit time for Guides
March 2014
This weekend marks the start of GirlGuiding New Zealand's major fundraiser – the sale of Guide Biscuits.Thousands of Pip... More...

Protect our Children from Second-hand Smoke this Children’s Day
March 2014
National Children's Day (Sunday 2 March) is an opportunity for parents... More...

Kenakena School shines in Aussie Competition
October 2013
Through sponsorship and fundraising, Kenakena School was able to meet its goal of enabling our two teams that won their ... More...

New Zealand’s most vulnerable young people need more help
October 2013
The New Zealand Association of Counsellors says if the government is s... More...

Help often unavailable for depressed young Kiwis
The New Zealand Association of Counsellors (NZAC) has backed calls for... More...

JustSpeak launches an open letter calling for the youth justice system to include 17-year-olds
July 2013
Today JustSpeak launched an open letter to Prime Minister John Key and... More...

Youth fundraiser celebrates three years and 16 tonnes of cash
July 2013
The weird and wonderful Lions Clubs New Zealand project that takes unw... More...

Counsellors take stand against bullying
May 2013
The New Zealand Association of Counsellors is urging Kiwis to don their pink shirt this Friday (May 17) in a show of sol... More...

‘I didn’t have a good past, but it’s up to me to have a good future.’
May 2013
'I didn't have a good past, but it's up to me to have a good future.' ... More...

Living like a Legend
May 2013
'I'm no legend, I'm a regular guy working with youth and trying to make a difference.' - Ben Lummis, former NZ Idol and ... More...

$10,000 in funding for Kapiti’s Youth Quest
April 2013
Otaki MP Nathan Guy has welcomed $10,000 in new Government funding for Paraparaumu-based charity Youth Quest. "Youth ... More...

Plunket pleased more kiwi kids having B4 School health checks
April 2013
Plunket is pleased to hear that more New Zealand families are making u... More...

Youth Charity Contributes to NZ Economy
March 2013
Leading child and youth charity, the Foundation for Youth Development (FYD) has broken new ground with the launch of the... More...

Warning against button battery ingestion injuries
December 2012
Safekids New Zealand and Consumer Affairs (now part of the Ministry of... More...

Big Love concert
November 12
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Rob Hewitt to visit Kapiti Island for the First Time
Within a very busy schedule for Rob Hewitt in Kapiti next week will be... More...

Kapiti College student chosen as Youth Ambassador
July 2012
World Vision is pleased to announce 17 year old Oliver Missen from Wha... More...

Pacific Youth Awards open
July 2012
Applications for the 2012 Prime Minister's Pacific Youth Awards open today giving young Pacific people the opportunity t... More...

Bieber parody wins science prize
July 2012
Justin Bieber parody wins Scifest 'science idol' grand prize New Zealand International Science Festival, Dunedin, 30 ... More...

Kapiti Musos shine at National Youth Jazz competition
April 8
Kapiti College pianist Leo Coghini was awarded the George Rawiri Troph... More...

Council urges schools and sports clubs to attend sports funding forum
February 29
Kapiti schools and sports clubs are being encouraged to attend a sport... More...

Youth 2ULIVE.....
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Funding cut to Girls’ Self Defence Project
The Mental Health Foundation has expressed its concern over the axing of funding to The Girls' Self Defence Project and ... More...

Hip hop dance champs for Youthfest 2011
8th March
For Youthfest 2011, national hip hop dance champions DZIAH 2.0 will be taking to the stage. The internationally recog... More...

What Kapiti youth want?
8th March
A major survey of youth living on the Kāpiti Coast has provided a snapshot of what youth really want rather than wh... More...

Survival Guide for Students
8th March
Managing money when you are studying is not easy. Student allowances and loans fall far short of covering student expens... More...

Money for Students
2 March
The start of the university year sees thousands of eager school leavers leaving the safety and comfort of the family hom... More...

District Wide Candidate Announces Exciting School Visitor
25 September
Kapiti Kids Motivation Trust organiser Roger Booth, who is a District-... More...

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