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Our mission is to positively impact every young New Zealander through creativity. We do this through afterschool hangouts, events, creative programmes, workshops, online crisis intervention and more. Donate today.

Latest blog posts

Kāpiti youth centre to begin build in January as year ends on a high note

November was a busy month for the Zeal Kāpiti team, with more great local events and community partnerships closing out the year.

Matt Grey: 7 questions with Zeal's CEO as we look to 2018

"A lot of people go through their life asking "what's in it for me," but the Zeal team ask "what can I do for others"."

Hamiltron Nerdfest sees thousands free their inner geek

In our biggest ever event, Hamiltron Nerdfest saw every nook and cranny of the venue filled with culture, competition, cosplay and crates of vinyl.

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Programmes

  • 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. sophie.jack@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). sophie.jack@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.
  • Health gateway
    Hands-on experience in the growing industries of health promotion and social marketing. Focus of this is around positive mental health and wellbeing. This programme is NZQA accredited with work placement opportunities and in partnership with your high school - talk to your Gateway Coordinator. For more details email naomi@zeal.nz
 

Upcoming events

Zeal Hamilton

CBD Youth Award - CBD Awards 2017 
Social Enterprise Award (Runner Up) - CBD Awards 2017
30 Under 30 Recipient - Hamilton City Council Award 2017

Zeal Hamilton is a youth center in the heart of the CBD. As well as a dedicated venue space, we also have a recording studio, screenprinting press, barista machine / cafe area and a lot of stairs.

Contact:
9 Ward Lane, Hamilton CBD
0800 FIND ZEAL
hams@zeal.nz

Lehi Duncan - General Manager
lehi@zeal.nz

Miguel Raman - External Bookings / Youth Worker
miguel@zeal.nz

Josh Vossen - Street Youth Work Manager
joshvossen@zeal.nz

Hayley Davies - MATES Coordinator
hayleymarie@zeal.nz



Programmes

  • Afternoon hangs
    Come hang! Everyone’s welcome. We have gaming consoles, wifi and a bunch of amazing people to meet. Tuesday to Friday, 3:30 - 5:30. Free. hams@zeal.nz
  • Event management
    Learn to craft and run events that pump! From acoustic shows to hardcore and everything in between.Sign up here.
  • Live sound
    Develop practical skills in studio live sound with real hands on experience. Sign up here.
  • Rehearsal rooms
    Get gig ready or just jam! Backline and vocal PA provided. Air conditioned rooms too! Enquire about a room here.
  • Multimedia
    Move beyond auto mode! Learn to capture stunning images, make videos and put together web content. Sign up here.
  • Recording
    Learn to record your own music in our purpose built studios. Sign up here.
  • Barista
    Learn the art of crafting the perfect cup of espresso coffee. Sign up here.
  • Street youth work
    Street Youth Work sees a team of youth workers take to the streets of the Hamilton CBD and facilitate strength-based and supportive approaches to young people by creating positive activities and safe spaces for them to involve with. For any information contact joshvossen@zeal.nz
  • Illustration
    Turn the doodles in your book to a polished art piece with our industry standard tutors. Sign up here.
  • Spoken word
    Learn how to take your poetry to the stage. Sign up here.

Bookings

Our venue is available for hire for gigs, church events, corporate events, dance rehearsals and anything else you can think of. If you're interested, fill out our booking form at zeal.nz/hirezealhamilton.
 

Upcoming events

Programmes

 

Blog posts

Jazz jams blow crowd away at Zeal Welly's first gig

Zeal Wellington had their first show in their new venue this October, with young musicians jumping up and having a crack at the world's smoothest genre.

Meet the family: Jenna Harris, Wellington General Manager

"If you want a 9-5 job, this isn't for you, but living a life in the service of others is the most fulfilling thing you will ever do."
 

Upcoming events

Zeal Hawke's Bay

 

Programmes

  • Dance
  • Event management
  • Holiday hangs

Upcoming events

Zeal Kāpiti

130 Rimu Road
(new facility coming 2017)
 

Programmes

  • Barista
    Barista training coming in 2016. Keep an eye

Upcoming events

Zeal Event Box

0800 FINDZEAL
nate@zeal.nz

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

Programmes

  • Event management
  • Audio engineering
  • Lighting engineering

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