Napier Courier

8 -16 May 2021

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Celebrate Youth Week with us, together and in person, again!

Every May, young people and youth organisati­ons come together to celebrate the youth in their communitie­s. The annual festival from 8 16 May is coordinate­d by

Ara Taiohi, the peak body for youth developmen­t who, supported by the Ministry of Youth

Developmen­t and Sport

New Zealand, provide grants for youth-led events across New Zealand. “We are all about amplifying young people and acknowledg­ing their capacity to contribute to their community,” Youth Week Director Shannan Wong says. “This year’s theme, “We’re Stronger Together” is all about Youth Week engaging with a wider range of young people and their communitie­s.”

This year Ara Taiohi awarded over 80 grants to young people and community organisati­ons across Aotearoa. CCS Disability Action, a national disability support and advocacy organisati­on, is supporting event organisers by connecting them to regional coordinato­rs.

“We want all young people to have access to community and by supporting Youth Week, we are starting the conversati­on around accessibil­ity, making us stronger together.” says Tyler Ngatai, Youth Services Coordinato­r, CCS Disability Action.

An accessible event toolkit has been developed to support Youth Week grant recipients to plan and deliver accessible events. Deaf Aotearoa, the national service provider for Deaf people in New Zealand, has translated this guide into NZSL.

“We are so excited about the role Youth Week 2021 will have in increasing opportunit­ies for all young people to celebrate their value to the wider landscape of Aotearoa,” says Shannan.

Further details, resources and a calendar of Youth Week events can be found at youthweek.org.nz.

Youth Week Indoor Cricket

Pakistan and Friends Hawke’s Bay Associatio­n of New Zealand are inviting people to register for an afternoon of indoor cricket at Bay Indoor Cricket in Austin Street, Onekawa.

Pakistan and Friends Hawke’s Bay Associatio­n of New Zealand is a nonpolitic­al and non-profit social organizati­on establishe­d to sponsor social, civic, educationa­l, literary, scientific, charitable, and cultural activities for the benefit of the Pakistani-Kiwi community in Hawke’s Bay.

The event runs from 1-4pm and registrati­ons can be made at: https://forms.gle/cA76vwuuMx­81Kqj16 For any queries please contact: pafhbai@gmail.com

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