Auckland schools tour 2017: highlights megapost

Zeal has linked up with eight Auckland high schools to get lunchtimes pumping with our Event Box and massive inflatable soccer field!

Amazing creative tutor jobs available now at Zeal West

We are looking for art design, songwriting and performing arts tutors to run classes at our West Auckland youth centre!

Zeal Wellington crew takes youth work to the streets

Zeal Wellington is taking a new approach to its youth work, operating through a pop-up model.

Shake the City sends good vibrations through Hamilton

The Event Box's first trip to Hamilton went down a treat with 1,000 locals soaking up the vibes.

Zeal staff re-energize, do some bombs, at recent Hui

The entire Zeal crew hit the Hawke's Bay this January to rest, reflect and recharge for the exciting year we have planned ahead.

Zeal Hamilton 2017 pathways starting soon! Sign up now.

The Zeal Familton crew has been working hard to bring you new and exciting pathways this year. Check em out and sign up.

Zeal West creative pathways begin this February. Sign up now.

Learn photography, hip hop dance, songwriting or art in your afternoons this term!

Zeal Wellington enters new phase as youth centre closes due to quake risk

Zeal Wellington is now operating through citywide pop-ups.

3 awesome jobs at Live For Tomorrow this summer (that you probably know awesome people for)

Needed: Volunteer Counsellors for Social Media, a Project Assistant and a Social Media Data Analyst.

Royale Rumble erupts as Zeal launches first youth event in New Plymouth

New Plymouth sure knows how to party! Check out all the event photos and highlights video here.

Te Rangi Hiroa Youth Park Opening

It was a real privilege to support Henderson-Massey Local Board as they officiated the opening of Te Rangi Hiroa Youth Park in Ranui.

Zeal Welly knocks Festival 103 out of the park

Miss out on one of the biggest events to drop at Zeal Welly this year?! Catch up on all the highlights and photos here.

Zeal surprises students in New Plymouth with epic schools tour

Check out all of the photos and videos from our epic week touring all five high schools in New Plymouth.

Are you a DJ, dance crew or band looking to express your creativity?

After 18 years of providing some of New Zealand's best all ages shows, Zeal is still at it + on top of its game.

6 Awesome New Jobs On Offer At Zeal This October

Join the Zeal fam! Roles available in communications, programme coordination, videography, illustration, research, and youth work.

Want to learn youth work? Become a Zeal Intern!

Learn and experience youth development over a life-changing two years of work and study.

11 Reasons You Need To Do The Live For Tomorrow Photo Challenge This September

Celebrate life in the lead up to World Suicide Prevention Day, Sept 10.

Zeal Event Box Set To Stir Up New Zealand Events Industry

Check out our ‘Event Box’, an all-in-one mobile, customizable stage system housed in a 10T truck!

Support Suicide Prevention With The #LiveForTomorrow Photo Challenge

A 10 day social media challenge celebrating life in the lead up to World Suicide Prevention Day, Sept 10.

5 amazingly simple ways to calm down that actually work

Everyone has those moments when you feel out of control. It’s how you deal with it that counts.

Apparently sleep is important. I wanted proof. And now I regret everything.

Want to feel sick, achy, drained, and stressed? Do this.

This Kiwi skater is seriously creative

Even Tony Hawk was impressed with this Auckland skater's road barrier slide down a two-storey spiral staircase.

Event Box makes big noise at Cuba Dupa

What better place to unveil Zeal's latest project than at Wellington's pumping street carnival?

Zeal Stage set to light up Cuba Dupa Festival

Zeal's Event Box is going to be in the thick of the action at Wellington's premier street carnival.

17 young people who will change your perception of West Auckland

This street photography collection by two young photographers is AMAZE.

10 awesome things happening in the next 10 years

Even when it seems impossible, we keep moving forward.

11 dogs who just want you to have a good day

And damn don't they show you how!

Check out what Kāpiti youth did with these pallets

Last weekend Zeal Kāpiti held a pallet workshop. The creations are amazing!

Register now for Zeal West Creative Courses

Classes in photography, dance, hip hop, spoken word, songwriting & art.

Zeal a finalist in New Zealander of the Year Awards 2016

Zeal has been announced as a finalist for Community of the Year in the New Zealander of the Awards.

Kāpiti has its first taste of Zeal

Last week marked the beginning of Zeal's presence on the Kāpiti Coast.

My Weekend documentary editing begins

NZ's first smartphone-shot teen documentary is off to the editing suite!

Thousands Unite In Selfie Campaign For World Suicide Prevention Day

Today kiwis will use a simple #HandOverHeart selfie to share a powerful message.

Zeal to open youth development facility in Kāpiti

We've secured a property in the heart of Paraparaumu for a youth development facility!

Good cause café, Georgia, opens this Friday in Wellington

Serving 200 mouth-watering limited edition donuts each weekday for Wellington On A Plate!

Zeal West Auckland

20 Alderman Dr, Henderson
Auckland, 0612
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  • Afternoon hangs
    Come hangout! Everyone’s welcome. We have a pool table, table tennis, Xbox, wifi and a bunch of amazing people to meet Tue-Fri 3-6pm, 1-6pm during holidays. Its free.
  • Dance
    Learn skills for the dance floor with our hip hop classes, for more details and enrolments click here or email naomi@zeal.nz
  • Event management
    Learn to craft and run events that pump! From gigs to festivals and everything in between. This programme is NZQA accredited with work-placement opportunities and in partnership with your high school, so please talk to your school Gateway Coordinator before enrolling. For more details click here or email naomi@zeal.nz
  • Audio engineering
    Develop practical skills in studio recording and mixing live sound. This programme is NZQA accredited with work-placement opportunities and in partnership with your high school, so please talk to your school Gateway Coordinator before enrolling. For more details click here or email naomi@zeal.nz
  • Rehearsal rooms
    Get gig ready or just jam! Rehearsal space, recording studios, PA and other equipment available. Bookings essential. Open Mon-Sat 9am-10pm. $20 p/h. keegan@zeal.nz
  • Photography
    Move beyond auto mode! Learn to capture stunning images then take part in an exhibition at the end of each semester. We run basic to advanced photography, for more details and enrolments click here or email naomi@zeal.nz.
  • Social marketing
    Develop your marketing chops and run projects to address youth issues. Free! If this sounds like you and you want to join the team please contact beth@zeal.nz
  • Recording
    Ready to record your music? Get in touch. Bookings essential. Cost $250 per day (8hrs). keegan@zeal.nz
  • Exhibition space
    Ready to exhibit? Showcase your art in our gallery. Bookings essential. Affordable rates please contact kerryn@zeal.nz
  • Art design
    Learn how to use industry standard software and design epic material on Adobe media suite. This programme is NZQA accredited with work-placement opportunities and in partnership with your high school, so please talk to your school Gateway Coordinator before enrolling. For more details click here or email naomi@zeal.nz

  • Songwriting
    Learn the fundamentals of songwriting and craft your own tunes or raps. Caters to all levels, for more details and enrolments click here or email naomi@zeal.nz.
  • Art murals
    Take on challenging art projects, explore different mediums, workings an end of semester exhibition, for more details and enrolments click here or email naomi@zeal.nz.

Upcoming events



Upcoming events


  • Afternoon hangs
    Come hang! Everyone’s welcome. Afternoon hangs has moved to Waitangi Skatepark. Free. emmah@zeal.nz
  • Event management
    Learn to craft and run events that pump! From acoustic shows to hardcore and everything in between. Fri 12-3pm. 10 weeks. sophie@zeal.nz
  • Audio engineering
    Develop practical skills in studio recording, mixing live sound and lighting. Fri 12-3pm. 10 weeks. sophie@zeal.nz
  • Photography
    Design gateway, Photography, and Refugee Background Photography are currently not running, but are available with enough interest. Email Sophie for more information - sophie@zeal.nz
  • Barista
    Learn the art of crafting the perfect cup of espresso coffee. The Barista Training Pathway is now being held at Stories Espresso Bar. Workshops Thurs 12-3pm. Work placement days differ for each student 8am-1pm. 11 weeks. sophie@zeal.nz

Upcoming events

Zeal Hawke's Bay



  • Dance
  • Event management
  • Holiday hangs

Upcoming events

Zeal Kāpiti

130 Rimu Road
(new facility coming 2017)


  • Barista
    Barista training coming in 2016. Keep an eye

Upcoming events

Zeal Event Box


The Zeal Event Box is here! A kitted-out truck with state of the art sound and lighting equipment, travelling all over Aotearoa to provide events, hang outs and training in production and event management.

Visit the Zeal Event Box website


  • Event management
  • Audio engineering
  • Lighting engineering

Upcoming events






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