KYC Community Ball 2022
Thank you so much to everyone who came along to our 2022 Kaikōura Youth Council Ball last night.
"Kaikōura Youth Council’s 2022 Youth Ball was a smashing success, with over 80 amazingly-dressed attendees. Beautiful photos, the popular ping pong room, delicious food and fun drinks prepared by lovely supporting staff from Te Hā helped make a wonderful night for local rangatahi to remember."
Theo Rae - KYC Secretary
These Hanmer trips are so well loved it's almost becoming a habit...
We organised for the year 10 year group from the Kaikōura High School to take a trip to Hanmer for a day, to connect with their peers and have a little fun after a bumpy, Covid-ridden start to the year! Thankyou to everyone who came - you were an awesome group to have!
The annual Youth Week Quiz Night!
Today we celebrated both Matariki and Youth Week by teaming up with Lateral Youth to host a Matariki themed Quiz Night!
Thankyou to everyone for coming along... we had a great time!
Kaikōura Youth Awards 2021
The Kaikōura Youth Awards 2021 was an awesome night of celebrating our local young people! You can watch it all through the facebook live below or read all about it on our website!
We held a day trip for all year 9 students to travel to Adrenaline Forest in Christchurch. We received funding from the Ministry of Social Development's Community Capability and Resilience fund to hold events that will impact youth's wellbeing in a positive way. When talking to the year 9 students we found that many wanted a day out of school and something that was active! Hence, we planned the trip to Adrenaline Forest. The day was a hit - everyone had a heap of fun!
Year 10 Hanmer Trip!
With our funding from the Ministry of Social Development we have been organising events that will uplift our local youth's wellbeing - a movie night at the Mayfair for our year 7&8s, a trip to Adrenaline Forest for our year 9 students...
and a trip to Hanmer for our year 10 students!
This was an awesome day, trying out the different waterslides and relaxing in the lazy river!
Youth Week Quiz Night
During youth week the 8th-16th of May with the theme of “we are stronger together”, the Kaikōura Youth Council held a quiz night. This night was held in the Bowling Club, and we had 8 teams participate. It was a night full of fun
South Island Youth Connect
Every year Youth Voice Canterbury hold #Activate - South Island Youth Connect. This is a weekend event that is open to all youth participation groups across the South Island. This year we sent three of our members to this event - they had a great time networking with members from other Youth Councils and attending workshops on ethics, governance and professional image, bi-cultural training and more!
Movie Night at the Mayfair
During the first term we held a movie night at the Mayfair where we played Tom and Jerry. This night was for our year 7 and 8 students. We had 54 out of 60 year 7 and 8 students come to the event. We have had very good feedback from the students saying they would like more events like it and parents who were almost in disbelief that the KYC were holding an event for their kids for free.
Overall it was an awesome night, and we are glad to believe that we accomplished our goal of uplifting young people's wellbeing!
On the 20th March, one of our youth members attended a Youth Audit Team Leader training in Christchurch. Throughout the course we explored what makes a space youth friendly and accessible. Youth Voice Canterbury and the Revision Project will support Kaikōura Youth Council to audit spaces locally. The process involves a team of young people who are both regular and irregular users of a space (eg the Library) following a set audit at two different times (ie Monday after school and Saturday morning) to gauge the differences at those times, then holding a youth forum about the space. The team’s results are collated and a report is produced outlining the results and making recommendations that can make the space more youth friendly. An audit is quite time consuming and is paid for by the organisation requesting the audit.
This was an awesome opportunity for our member and will hopefully be of huge benefit to the community and the youth who use spaces in our town!