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Zeal gets INVOLVEd with national youth work conference in Wellington

This August, Zeal collaborated with INVOLVE Conference 2018 – a week long coming together from people all over the youth sector to connect, share and grow.


INVOLVE, put together by Ara Taiohi, has been running since 2002, with workshops, panels, keynote speakers and stalls. Zeal Wellington had the pleasure of hosting workshops in our new building.


Andrew and I also ran a ‘Bus Stop‘ – a dynamic session presented to a bunch of youth workers about how to get the best out of the Good Vibes event guide. Developed by Zeal and the Heath Promotion Agency, Good Vibes is a free resource to organise and execute alcohol-free events for rangatahi.

Young people did all the artwork for the keynote speakers and photography for the entire conference, Zeal Welly hosted a bunch of the workshops in our new space , Jenna & Sophie were on the local ropu (planning group).

Involve 2018 was brought to you by a collaboration of friends between Ara Taiohi, New Zealand Youth Mentoring Network, The Collaborative Trust.

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Zeal Wellington took over Buzz Cafe in Lower Hutt for an Open Mic night – an awesome space, beautiful vibes, great food and coffee.