Youth Week

Youth Week

Youth Week was on from 15 to 21 May 2023. The 2023 theme was:

Rangatira mō āpōpō? Rangatira i tēnei rā!’
Leaders of tomorrow? Leaders for today!

Youth Week events

Youth Creative Time: Fridays 4pm to 5.30pm: Tūranga, part of a series

Get creative with the awesome equipment on Auahatanga, the fourth floor of Tūranga. Fridays are your time to drop in and use tech.

Open Studio - YA (ages 13 to 17), part of a series

This is an open drop-in session where rangatahi can come to learn more about audio & video production in our studio.

Thursday takeover

Thursdays, 3.30 to 4.30pm
Make the Youth Space your space on Thursday afternoons. Drop-in, for ages 12-18.

Manga and More!, part of a series

Come along and check out our awesome Manga collection, have a chat about your favourite reads and chill out with an activity! Ages…

Youth organisations and resources

Here are some websites and organisations that focus on youth issues:

Bounce is a bunch of tips, ideas and inspiration to help you live life well. Bounce is a New Zealand Red Cross project that partners with young people for young people.

Ministry of Youth Development
The Ministry of Youth Development (Te Manatu Whakahiato Taiohi) promotes the interests of young people aged between 12 and 24 years inclusive. The Ministry encourages and assists young people to be involved in the social, educational, economic and cultural development of New Zealand, both locally and nationally.

YouthLaw Aotearoa
Free national legal service for those under 25 years.

Youth Parliament
The Youth Parliament takes place every three years and 2016 was the most recent. It was an opportunity for young New Zealanders to learn about New Zealand’s democracy and influence public decision-making.

Youth health services in Christchurch
Our page on health services for young people in Christchurch.

Previous Youth Weeks

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