Wildflower planting

13th Sep 2018

Kaikōura Youth Council planted wildflower seeds outside Te Hā yesterday with seeds donated by Apiculture New Zealand. This was a nice mix of celebrating Bee Awareness month, the Love the Lyell Clean up day and Keep NZ Beautiful clean up week. 

Kaikōura District Council staff Kate, Bridget and Tracy brought the seeds down and enjoyed watching Jade and Ashley plant the seeds that should make a wonderful summer display and hopefully attract bees!


Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori

13th Sep 2018

For Te wiki o Te Reo Māori the Youth Council organised to go into the High School with colourful balloons and were asking the students to tell them all 6 colours in Te Reo. Those who successfully said all the colours were given a chocolate bar. It was great to see everyone including teachers giving this a go, and for those who weren't too sure there was always someone there willing to help them through. Te wiki o Te Reo Māori has been a great success for 2018.

Do you want to learn how to make your own CV?

17th Jul 2018

There are lots of changes in employment going on out there... do you want to make a CV? Maybe you need to update your old one but are a bit lost with formatting etc? We are running small group workshops on making a CV - you will use one of our laptops (or your own) to put the words in and with our help will have this looking sharp and covering all the necessary bases!

Workshops run on Tuesdays 9.30am to 11am and Wednesdays 6pm to 7.30pm. Limited to 6 per group - book by texting or ringing Vicki - 027 564 8407.

Our July Newsletter is out!

17th Jul 2018

Our July newsletter is off with the delivery gurus - keep an eye out for it in your letterbox over the next few days. You can read this online at http://bit.do/july_2018_newsletter 

We welcome any feedback!

Youth Week 2018

21st May 2018

'Be who you want to be'. The Youth Council were very busy throughout Youth Week and had many activities planned for the students at the High School. On Monday a handprint mural was created, this is to represent all the students coming together and committing to be their best selves and supporting and encouraging their peers to be there best selves also. On Tuesday it was a mirror day. Mirrors were taken around the High School and students were asked to look at their reflection and write something positive about themselves.  On Thursday, we were fortunate enough to have the 2 new police in town come into the High School and battle the students in games of giant jenga and connect 4. This saw great competition and involvement by all. It was an awesome chance for the students and the Police to connect in a fun and casual setting. The fun, laughter, and competition continued throughout the whole of lunch. 

During the week it was great to see so many students getting involved in different ways with all the activities that had been organised. 

Pink Shirt Day

18th May 2018

Speak Up, Stand Together, Stop Bullying: On Pink Shirt Day the Youth Council facilitated a game of multi-sport at the High School, organised an anti-bullying pledge to be signed by those at the High School to commit to not bullying and to do something about bullying when they see it. The Youth Council also had pink t-shirts to be given out to students who were able to share with others about how they are going to stand up to bullying. There was great engagement by all, and the school was filled with pink!

Welcome to our new Youth Development Worker

30th Apr 2018

We are delighted to welcome Courtney Halliday to the role of Youth Development Worker in Kaikōura. Courtney comes to us from Wellington where she has been working for Challenge 2000 for the last few years. 

The focus of this role is for our youth to be well-supported in our post-quake environment. 


Community Gardens and Community Shed are amping up!

15th Mar 2018

Our Community Garden is taking shape... weekly working bees on Wednesdays at 5.30pm have resulted in the 'glasshouse' teepee standing proud; garden beds filled with baleage, seaweed, lime and waiting for topsoil... planting is getting closer and closer! Come and see, join in, meet others and learn some new skills. The Kaikoura Star had a good wee article this week here

We have the Community Shed open Wednesday and Thursday now! From around 9am to 3pm, sometimes finishing a little earlier - a great spot to come and work on projects, get some help to 'fix stuff', meet others and learn new skills. We have Pete Fey here every Wednesday and Darryl is here on Thursdays to help you out.

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