Youth Week 2013

A bunch of keen youth leaders, adult supporters, community groups and organisations are making sure there are awesome things to do during Youth Week 2013 (May 4-12). Make the most of their efforts - please support their efforts by going along for the good times.

Download your free Youth Week 2013 Calendar here...[right click the picture below and choose save target as]

See below for more details about 2013 Youth Week events....


Wednesday 1 May

IDentity Dance Workshop with James Tautuku
Co-choreographer of IDentity Dance Crew, winners of Auckland Regional Championship 2013. Mega crew champion of NZ National championship 2012. (More info to come next week). Currently studying for bachelor degree in contemporary dance.

Dance workshops @ the Hawera Community Centre, Albion Street Hawera - limited spaces!
Street Dance Workshop $5 4:30-6pm
Open class of intermediate and advanced hip hop and contemporary fusion sets. All about fun and reaching into the body for full activation if movement and musicality.

How to Teach Dance $5 6:30-8pm 
To help with structuring classes and his to teach efficiently. A fun class for those aspiring to teach classes of the own whether big or small, class has little dancing more movement and interaction.

Register with Peter Heard 0800 111 323 or


Saturday 4 May

@ Waverley Skate Park 10am - 2pm

Connex Talent Quest & Skate / BMX Competition
Competition and Spot prizes


@ Mana Bay and @  the old Patea Primary School


12 hours of Tide, Treble & Tempo...
Mana Bay - Patea Beach

9:00am-12:00 noon  Free surf lessons (10 spaces) then Beginners & Intermediate Surf Comp $2 pp

Old Patea Primary School

1:00-2:00 pm Paepae in the park crew training  - 15 spaces.
2:00-4:00 pm Vocal workshop – 20 spaces
4:00-5:00 pm Parents beatbox and Gaming workshop – why do youth like these things?
5:00-6:00 pm BBQ whanau dinner for all
6:00-7:00 pm Talent showcase from workshops
7:00-9:00 pm Gaming competition $5 per entry (20 spaces)


@Prospero Place, Stratford


Stratford District Council : C.A.P – Collaborative Art Project. Running all week - come make your mark on the collab art.

Sunday 5 May  

@ Hawera Skate Park 12-4pm (registrations for comp from 11am)
Connex Water Tower Abseiling (free) & Skate & Scooter Competition  $5 pp
Competition and spot prizes!

Tuesday 7th May


Engine Detective 10-12pm & 2-4pm

Hawera Training Centre, 30 Glover Rd
Come find and fix the broken engine parts and be in to win a stereo or I-Pod docking station
Prizes to be won...stereo & skateboard.

Thursday 9 May

Hydra Kickboxing 29 Collins St
Free Kickboxing Training Session 6-8pm


Friday 10 May

Normanby Gaming Comp

Friday 10 and Saturday 11 May


PHO: Live Like a Music Legend Parihaka Waanaanga

Come learn some new skills with awesome local musicans.

How to Play different instruments & lyric writing.

Taranaki Waiata session.

How to set up a PA system and Sound gear.

Games and activities to help build confidence on stage, stage presence, crowd dynamics etc

Dance workshop

Riff raff comps, rap battles, confidence building exercises and a group song writing for our Live Like a Legend theme.

Contact Tasheena Potaka for more info (06) 753 7777 ext 8535

Saturday 11 May

Stratford District Council : Startford's Amazing Race fb: Stratford District Youth Council for more info or contact Sarah Hamilton @ Stratford District Council 06 765 6099 xt 655

Maatua Whangai Rangatahi Talent Quest

Registration info here...

Sunday 12 May

Hawera Skate & Scooter Comp and Water Tower Abseiling