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Youth Week archive

Thanks to everyone who was part of Youth Week 2018!

Last year's theme was "Ahakoa te aha, kei a koe te tikanga: Be who you want to be!" Check out a few of the amazing 2018 Youth Week events in the report below.

Event Report 2018

Thanks to everyone who was part of Youth Week 2017!

2017's theme was "Our voices count; count our voices!" and we were super excited to hear about all the amazing events that were put on across the motu. 

Check out this great #youthweek17 video from Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki:

Also be sure to check out the awesome resources from Whan Youth Board, Shakti Youth and Hamilton Girls High School.

Thanks to everyone who was part of Youth Week 2016!

2016's theme was all about giving and we were blown away by all the amazing ways young people and the people who support young people are sharing their skills, knowledge, experiences and hope to make Aotearoa a better place for young people now and into the future.

You can see some of the many exciting events that happened via our photo gallery below or check out our new Championing Youth Development space for stories about the awesome work people are doing with young people in Aotearoa. If you have photos of Youth Week events that you were involved in (and permission to share them publicly) please send us an email we'd love to celebrate your work our website.

Winning Youth Week 2016 Poster Design 

Last year's resources reflect Aroha Mai, Aroha Atu - Giving Back is Giving Forward

Congratulations and thank you to Jurnee Pritchard-Scouller from Hamilton Girls' High School who created this year's Youth Week poster design! 

You can check it out below:

Ara Taiohi's first ever Youth Week Spoken Word Competition!

We were super excited to award Ellie Cockfield (1st place), Emma Herkt (2nd place), Faga Tuigamala and Joshua Tan (Joint 3rd place) as our inaugural winners! It was amazing to hear the intention and the quality of writing from across Aotearoa! Find out more and read the judge's report too!

Find out more

Thanks to everyone who voted for this year's theme and to Wellington High Schools students who helped us fine-tune the shortlist.

Keep an eye on this page for updates. If you would like to join our Youth Week e-news send us an email

Youth Week 2016 is made possible with support from the Ministry of Youth Development and our partnership with Shakti.

Check out the resources from our 2016 partnership Shakti.


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Youth Week 2017

Youth Week 2016