Other Highlights

Sport Hawkes Bay Volunteer Dinner - June 2010

The YROA YNOT crew supported this event at the Wairoa Community Centre by helping out with the kids and manning a bbq. People from all around the community came to enjoy refreshments and a free swim.

East Coast Boxing Champs - July 2010

The East Coast Boxing Championships was held at the Wairoa Community Centre and showcased some of Wairoa's Youth excelling in the boxing circuit. YROA YNOT supported the event by preparing supper for the judges and trainers and manning the bbq and refreshments stall during the evening. We also sponsored a trophy for Wairoa's most outstanding Wairoa Boxer which went to Aihi Nohotima, presented by Shannon Smith – YROA YNOT Crew Member.

TVNZ6 - December 2010

YROA YNOT was on the agenda for the television show 'Volunteer Power' – a programme showcasing real Kiwi's doing amazing things "by the people - for the people".

Presented by Julia Bloore from TVNZ 6's In Between, and Jim Mora of Mucking In fame, Volunteer Power tells the stories of visionary and award-winning projects operating in Kiwi communities - fuelled by the boundless energy of community volunteers.

The YROA YNOT crew helped with the Wairoa College Top Town day. There they wet participants, challenged groups and just had lots of fun. After lunch we ventured off to Age Concern to teach our Kaumatua how to set up their Facebook page and Skype to friends afar. We even had time to set the table for Christmas dinner.

Fight for Youth - June 2011

'Fight for Youth', was the theme for Saturday 25th, Fight Night. Local residents donned their boxing gloves in aid to support our local youth. YROA YNOT were there to support the masses and help with setting up the event and to provide food and drink. The community were able to see our young people getting behind the event and letting them know that they are worth supporting. Proceeds will go towards the YROA YNOT Mentoring Programme, Eastern Zone Karate and Wairoa Boxing.

40 Hour Famine - June 2011

Ngari Keefe and Grace Pomare facilitated the latest 40 Hour Famine held at Wairoa College on the 17th June 2011. The 40 Hour Famine is a nationwide event where people are sponsored to fast for 40 Hours to raise funds for countries in poverty.

The pair organised barley sugars and Just Juice for the 22 young people, as well as facilitated activities while on their overnight stay at Te Akamatua, the college Marae. The pair used their event management skills to create an awesome night for the young people. Hundreds of dollars were raised

Beach Clean Up Month - September 2011

As part of the great New Zealand Beach Clean Up, Carmody Little and Bobby Baty supported the kaupapa by heading out to Mahia to assist the locals and Mahia Boardrider members to keep Mahia a clean, green, beautiful place.

Childrens Day - March 2010

Buses are sent to all corners of the district to bring our tamariki together for Children's Day. Around 400 people attend this event, which is full of fun activities. YROA YNOT get right in behind the other organisations supporting the day, with past contributions including organising a Paintball demo, and running pool activities.

REQUEST - January 2011

In early January we were lucky enough to participate in a workshop held by the world hip hop champions, Request –an all girls dance crew based in Auckland

Workshops were held in Gisborne by the YMCA. The next step is to get the crew here in Wairoa, plans are being made in collaboration with the Wairoa Community Centre to hope fully bring them here next holidays.

Youth Hui Ex-Posium - June 2010

Rangatahi E Tu is the theme for the Hui-Ex-Posium, with the aim of empowering our young people to become leaders within their own communities. We had good numbers attending over the weekend conference - Sunday was the highlight with 50 youth attending to participate in programme planning and paintball. We had good support from the community, with the following organisations helping in different areas:

  • Wairoa PHO covered the costs for Wayne Poutoa, our guest speaker
  • The Wairoa College Kapahaka group provided the catering throughout the whole weekend
  • The Wairoa Boxing Club assisted with security and cooking the bbq for the toga night
  • EIT's Sport and Fitness students helped develop and deliver the Amazing Race

Thanks once again to the Ministry of Youth Development for the extra $5000 towards our conference, it was definitely money well spent.

Mr Peter Sharples - Minister of Maori Affairs - August 2010

YROA YNOT met Mr Peter Sharples, Minister of Maori Affairs and were able to share with him our views on Youth in Wairoa and let him know what YROA YNOT was all about. He had a special interest in what our young people were doing in Wairoa and what were the biggest concerns that young people had to face growing up in Wairoa.

Facebook - November 2010

Age Concern invited us to help them with their social networking strategy's, which tied in well with the workshops that we held at our Regional Youth Council Hui in September. Bernard Ryan (Age Concern) and Camody Little (YROA YNOT Crew) worked together to come up with a Facebook page for Age Concern Wairoa. We were able to also help with setting up their Nintendo Wii

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