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18 ways Zeal is celebrating Youth Week 2018

Every May, young people’s creativity and passion is celebrated worldwide through Youth Week. Originally kicking off in 1995 all the way in Canada, organizations all around Aotearoa spend 9 days putting together events that value what our rangatahi give to the world.
Here at Zeal, every week is youth week – and we’ve put together a bunch of epic events all across the North Island. We’d love for you to join us!

Hawke’s Bay


Hawke’s Bay Career Expo

An interactive expo where young people can explore options for their future. Come and find us to have a yarn and find out about our upcoming Programmes / internships!
YouthX – Motivational Youth Speakers

Last year we surveyed 500 young people, and a large number asked to learn skills such as CV writing, buying their first home, budgeting and interviewing. So this year, we’ve decided to run YouthX – a “TED Talk” inspired, motivational event at the Careers Expo.


Zeal Presents: Sonatane Kaufusi

Supported by NZ Music Month, thriving up and coming artist Sonatane Kaufusi will be performing his first ever headlining show – along side some of Hamilton’s young acoustic singer/songwriters. Sonatane Kaufusi’s debut single, BIRDIE, is NZ’s Number 1 Viral Track on the Spotify NZ Viral 50.


Board Games & Quiz Night
In conjunction with Evolve Youth Services, we’re hosting an epic Board Game tournament! Battle your friends and meet some new people over a simple but fun game of Monopoly Deal or an intense strategy board game.
Then at 5:30pm, we will kick off with a Quiz Night with some amazing prizes up for grabs.
Ball Out Strathmore

Head down to the Taiaroa St Basketball Court in Strathmore for some 3 on 3 basketball – you can join in or watch the fun!
We will have an epic sausage sizzle, music and giveaways alongside the Strathmore Community Centre & Eastern Southern Youth Trust.

Youth Week AMPED

BGI and Zeal present Youth Week AMPED,  a music event to end an incredible week of celebrating young people. Free live music featuring Right Seater,
Phat Krunk,
Royal Blue and more.


Breakfast Station
Monday @ Sturges Train Station

Breakfast on the run Youth Week promo.

T-Shirt Printing Workshops

Free workshops to learn how to vinyl cut and print your own T-shirt .

Break Fr3
Tuesday @ Massey Community Church

Weekly youth empowering programme.

Maori and Pasifika Hui
Wednesday @ Te Atatu EFKS

Professional development for youth and social sector practitioners.

Youth Week Jam Night
Wednesday @ Zeal West

Versus Talent Quest heats and Open Jam space.

West Auckland Academic Mentoring
Wednesday @ Zeal West

Free weekly academic mentoring and tuition.

Youth Adventures
Thursday @ Hub West

Weekly adventure based learning activities at MPHS.

Thursday @ Ranui Library

Mini concert feat Sefa and Resonate.

Massey’s Got Talent
Thursday @ Massey High School Auditorium

Talent quest showcasing the top talent in Massey.

Let’s Talk About It
Thursday @ Corban Estate Arts Centre

Youth led mental health expression evening.

Off The Shelf
Friday @ Ranui Library

Concert Dance party Ft Katayanagi Twins, Ellaphon and more.

Saturday @ Zeal West

Come to Zeal West to see the grand final of the Versus Talent Quest! Jam packed with talent, you don’t want to miss it. $10 entry to see the best West Auckland has to offer.