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08 September 2017

New partnerships to support the ‘Youth Spaces Plus’ programme in Rotorua and Priority One’s ‘Instep - Ngā Wahine o Mereaira’ programme in the Bay of Plenty will create at least 590 new youth development opportunities, Youth Minister Nikki Kaye announced today.

07 September 2017

Fifteen councils up and down New Zealand will share $280,000 of funding under the 2017 Local Government Youth Partnership Fund, Youth Minister Nikki Kaye announced today.

06 September 2017

Youth Minister Nikki Kaye announced today that applications have opened for Youth Fund 2018. “Youth Fund supports community initiatives that are designed and led by young people, or youth organisations working in partnership with young people,” says Ms Kaye.

24 August 2017

A new partnership to help young people showcase their skills and competencies to prospective employers and others was announced by Youth Minister Nikki Kaye. “Many of our young people have participated in leadership, mentoring and volunteering activities and we want them to be able to demonstrate this, and other achievements, through an online social record,” says Ms Kaye.

23 August 2017

Four recipients of the 2017 Minister for Youth’s International Leadership Award were announced by Youth Minister Nikki Kaye. “This award supports outstanding young New Zealanders to access an international opportunity to develop their own leadership skills, and in turn support the development of other young people,” says Ms Kaye.

20 August 2017

New partnerships to support DINE Academy Boot Camps and the Limitless Programme will see more than $425,000 invested to create over 600 new youth development opportunities, Youth Minister Nikki Kaye has announced. Dine Academy Boot Camps offer leadership training and the opportunity to develop hospitality sector skills, while the Limitless Programme is about building confidence and awareness that can be translated into a purposeful career.

20 August 2017

Youth Minister Nikki Kaye says applications will open for the Youth Digital Enterprise Awards scheme, aimed at helping today’s young people become tomorrow’s digital entrepreneurs. “This scheme targets young people aged 12 to 18 years who have an innovative enterprise project with a digital focus, or great ideas for developing such a project,” says Ms Kaye.