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Youth Fundraiser for Outward Bound

Youth Fundraiser for Outward Bound

It is a bargain hunter’s dream and its in a great cause. A fundraising garage…

September 14, 2020

Kenakena School are Champions

September 23, 2019

Bruce McDonald, Principal of Kenakena School”All four of Kenakena School’s Tournament of Minds teams competed in the National Final at Victoria University on Saturday after winning the right to do so, after winning their respective categories at the Regional Tournament of Minds.One of our teams became National Primary School Champions in ‘The Arts’ category of Tournament of Minds at Saturday’s National Tournament. They’re off to Hobart at…

Kāpiti Youth Service Van robbed

August 22, 2019

“On Tuesday this week our Stepping Stones girls group went out for what was supposed to be a great day of outdoors adventure, fresh air, good times and learnings at Ōtaki ForksInstead, while they were out walking the KYS van was broken into and all the girls gear was stolen – including their phones, laptops and school uniforms.”We are enormously frustrated by the inconvenience and cost this…

Zoe Marychurch Young Viticulturist of the Year 2019

July 16, 2019

Of the career options available to young New Zealanders, one which has a growing future is Viticulture. Below is a story of a young southerner who is making a mark in the industry.Zoe Marychurch became the Bayer South Island Regional Young Viticulturist of the Year 2019 on 12 July following the competition held at Greystone in North Canterbury.This competition is open to all contestants from North Canterbury,…

Kāpiti Employers and Students get Speed Dating

July 9, 2019

There is a great opportunity to make valuable connections when Kāpiti employers and students get together for a speed dating style event.If you are a student currently studying at Paraparaumu College and looking to make some valuable connections with local employers, whilst practicing your interview skills then this is the event for you.The Work Ready Kāpiti #EmployerMeet events bring together a host of local employers, representing a…

Work Ready Kāpiti making a difference.

June 17, 2019

Proving the value in programmes such as the ones delivered by Work Ready Kāpiti can be tricky as students/youth move on and it can be hard to track the direct impact that the programmes had. So, it’s fantastic to come across a story such as this where a local Kāpiti youth has found employment in his chosen industry due directly to the Work Ready Kāpiti programmes.Eighteen year…

Kāpiti group SEAR launch ethical fashion campaign

April 28, 2019

SEAR Societal is a youth-led societal action group based at Paraparaumu College.”I’m sure you’ve all heard the term, ‘a wardrobe to die for’ before, but what if that was, in fact, the case? “Demand for fashion has become so intense that 250,000 Indian cotton farmers have committed suicide in the last 15 years because of the debt accumulated trying to keep up with the growing economy. A…

Kāpiti Mayor wants gun-focused games banned

March 28, 2019

Kāpiti Coast District Mayor K Gurunathan says he is making an open appeal to the staff at the National Library who manage the public computers accessed by public libraries across the country. Please take immediate steps to block access to gun-focused violent killing games. “The recent horrific gun-related violence in Christchurch has created debate on the potential damage of such entertainment culture especially on young minds.”Public access…

Kāpiti Students perform powerful Haka

March 26, 2019

Kāpiti’s three colleges showed their support for those murdered in the Christchurch mosque attacked by collective performing a powerful haka.Students from Ōtaki College, Paraparaumu College and Kāpiti College stood in formation to resemble Te Raukura – a plume of white feathers that represents spiritual, physical and communal harmony and unity. See Video below.A minute’s silence was observed by all those present before the Haka was delivered at…

Kāpiti Students Make Voices Heard on Climate Change

March 15, 2019

Hundreds of Kāpiti Coast students joined their counterparts from around the country in a strike to highlight the imminent dangers of Climate Change.OraTaiao: The New Zealand Climate and Health Council issued a letter to all Students regarding the day of protest.”Dr Alex Macmillan, Co-convenor of OraTaiao says “as health professionals we know that climate change is already affecting the wellbeing of children and young people,” says “For…

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