14 July 2015
KAWERAU youth council’s work over the last 12 months will be performed, displayed, projected, and interacted with during a three day exhibition this week.
Kawerau District Council youth projects officer JJ Rika said the Capture It exhibition opened today in the Kawerau town hall and concert chambers from 11am with a musical and dance performances.
It will run from 11am to 3pm on Tuesday, and Wednesday, with a late night finishing at 7.30pm on Thursday.
Videos of the group’s different projects will be projected onto the hall’s white walls, and matched with static displays in the concert chambers foyer.
A giant monopoly board with the town’s street names and Eastern Bay themed chance cards was available to play in the concert chambers, plus a life sized jenga tower and a snakes and ladders board outside.
Youth Council members Keesha King and Rebekah Bloxham were helping with preparation yesterday.
Rebekah said the youth council were in a good position to know what young residents wanted from events.
The youth council also took on an advocacy role including submitting on the district’s annual and long term plans, and regular meetings which councillors often attended, she said.
“It’s all is run by us, we have a say in everything and get to plan everything,” Keesha said.
Source: Whakatane Beacon, http://www.whakatanebeacon.co.nz/2015/07/kawerau-youth-captured/