A new series of winter-themed events are set to warm things up in Richmond this chilly season. The Winterruption Festival, taking place between 23-29 June is a week long celebration of all things winter, and features something for all ages and interests to get into.
Basketball will be played around the clock, with a 24 hr basketball-a-thon scheduled to take place at the Motueka Recreation Centre on 20 and 21 June. Organised by the Nelson YMCA, and supported by the Tasman Youth Council, the format will include age group tournaments, along with novelty basketball challenges and skills coaching clinics. A heap of spot prizes will be up for grabs.
Ever wanted to have your graphics on a skateboard? Well now you can! Board Art 2014 is an exhibition of skateboard art which showcases the talents of local youth in the top of the south. Its focus is to celebrate the art and culture of youth, giving recognition to their innovative ideas, images and imagination.
Students from Waimea College feasted on pancakes topped with whipped cream and golden syrup, as part of the 2014 Youth Week Celebrations.
Nelson Tasman Youth Agencies have some sweet events lined up for later in the month, coinciding with annual Youth Week celebrations. During May 17-25, quiz nights, music gigs, talent quests, treasure hunts, and art competitions are among some of the activities that will take place across the region.
Supercharged broadband is coming, and the town with the most support for this new technology will be known as 'Gigatown'.
A series of youth music workshops are about to get underway in Motueka, Richmond and Nelson with a focus on raising the awareness of bullying behaviours in the community.
Flying gumboots will be seen across the district in the next couple of weeks as the Way2Go trailer brings Kiwiana-themed games and activities to local parks and neighbourhoods.
A four-day national conference in Auckland on New Zealand Public Policy Making is taking place between 23-26 April, and is open for secondary school students to be involved in facilitated discusions.