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Dance comps and fireworks for Zeal West this November

November was one of the busiest months of the year, with dance competitions, fireworks, and seeing our interns graduate!

Battle in the Bay

We took 30 young people away on camp to Zeal Hawke’s Bay’s event,

Battle in the Bay. This was a great 3-day get away that gave the young people heaps of opportunities to get involved with a big scale event. 

We had heaps of great times connecting with the Hawke’s Bay crew and heaps of great chats on the road, around the dinner table and throughout the campsite. 

This could be something we look at doing more frequently going into 2019. 

Spooks and sparks

Zeal got the chance to link up with the Trusts Arena and provide entertainment for the biggest fire works display in New Zealand. 

This gave a lot of our young people the chance to showcase their skills in front of a crowd that was over 10,000 people strong. 

Opportunities like this really make a difference in a young persons life and will be a lasting memory for years to comes. 


After two years of hard work, our intern Liva graduated with his diploma in youth development from Praxis. The young people he has worked with over the last 2 years were there to celebrate with him and perform for him at the graduation ceremony.