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Maoriland Digital Workshop in Otaki
December 12, 2017
This Thursday an Otaki Digital Workshop is being offered for young Maori with an interest in filmmaking. Maoriland Film Festival organisers are looking for young Maori who are interested in making films for Virtual Reality, 360 or Gaming. This December, Māoriland Charitable Trust is running Cultural Based Digital Wo... More...

Labour and local community support getting students work ready
September 20, 2017
Labour's Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson and local candidate Rob McCann have visited Otaki College to hear how the local Work Ready Passport initiative was working. The Work Ready Passport aims to equip youth with the attitude and skills to make a successful transition from school into training and employment. M... More...

Kapiti Youth put politicians in the hot seat
August 28, 2017
A youthful audience of 70 turned out to the recent Kapiti Youth Service (KYS) election candidates' debate in Paraparaumu. KYS, in conjunction with Youth Quest and the Kapiti Coast Youth Council, hosting the informal afternoon billed as "Pizza, Pals & Politics. " In the relaxed forum the main issues raised related... More...

Shares for Young Investors
August 25, 2017
Conventional wisdom says the first significant step towards creating wealth is to get on the property ladder. However, it's hard for young people to start creating wealth when property prices are out of reach and lending restrictions are tight. Not only that, but young people prefer to be mobile and don't necessari... More...

Kapiti gets youth Work Ready
August 23, 2017
Work Ready Kapiti held a very successful Youth and Employer Mixer last night at the Whitireia Campus with many business leaders present to discuss job opportunities for young people in Kapiti. Work Ready Kapiti is a not-for-profit, committed to helping 16-25 year olds transition into local employment. It is a joint init... More...

Young Masterminds in Kapiti
August 12, 2017
Students from Raumati South School have been crowned Junior team champions in the annual School Mastermind Competition, while a group from Paekakariki School has taken the honours in the Senior team category. The final of the School Mastermind Competition, which is run by Kapiti Coast District Libraries, was held on... More...

Kapiti to Get Youth Work Ready
25 July, 2017
A not-for-profit initiative to help 16-25 year olds gain the skills required to secure local employment has been launched on the Kapiti Coast.Work Ready Kapiti, a joint initiative between The Kapiti Coast Chamber of Commerce, The Kapiti Coast District Council and The Yo... More...

TOP offer youth unconditional basic income
18 July, 2017
"We acknowledge the fact that it's not only people with families that matter but also people starting out in adult life who need support to help them reach their potential," says The Opportunities Party leader Gareth Morgan. "The Opportunities Party is proud to relea... More...

Kapiti Zeal hits funding jackpot
3 July, 2017
Zeal has secured almost $1,000,000 of funding to open their newest facility in Kapiti - continuing their mission of inspiring every young New Zealander through creativity."Zeal will be the only all ages venue on the coast, dedicated to giving young people a space to per... More...

Paraparaumu College Barbershop and chorus success
6 June, 2017
Paraparaumu College has plenty to sing about after their Barbershop Quartets and Chorus groups performed with distinction at the recent competitions held at Te Rauparaha Arena, Porirua.Paraparaumu College entered three female quartets, and a female chorus for the first ... 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...

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...

Sidney on the Run for Kena Kena School
June 4, 2017
The youngest member of the Kapiti Business Projects team, Helene Judge's son Sidney is all set to complete the cross cou... More...

Paraparaumu College SEAR Group in Maui Dolphin Challenge
May 2017
Paraparaumu College's SEAR Animal Rights Action Group are helping rais... 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 to... 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 ... 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 la... More...

NZAC backs principal’s call for more investment in at-risk youth
December 2016
More investment is urgently needed in early intervention if young chil... More...

NZAC urges Government to prioritise youth mental health
Youth mental health should be the Government's priority in light of Yo... More...

Pride Awards
The 2016 Pride Awards are open for nominations and are closing soon (31 July)The Pride Awards Trust publicly recognises ... 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 Ka... More...

Kapiti kids likely to feature in 2016 Youth Awards
March 2016
Kapiti youth achievement has been significant again in the last year a... 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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