Kaikoura holiday programme, April 2018

In response to the November 2016 earthquake in Kaikoura, Challenge 2000 initiated a youth and community development project to support the young people and community of Kaikoura.

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During school holiday periods we send a team to deliver a youth and community programme which supports the local community. The programme is tailored to meet the needs and expectations of the young people which maximises engagement, learning and fun!

We sent our talented team of stars off last week on a stunning Wellington day. Phil, Courtney, Sue, Junior, Sio, Savesi and Mele were excited to spend a week in beautiful Kaikoura community.

Our team were welcomed with open arms and twenty five young people (each day!) full of enthusiasm and energy. Each day was full of adventure and laughs..

Imagination mask time!

A variety of activities were enjoyed with the highlights being the opening sports and activities day (can we interest anyone in a game of pukana or bob sled ready!!??) mini golf, making pizzas, mask making, going to a Powhiri to welcome another group to Kaikoura, and to top off the week an “amazing race” with different challenges throughout the town.

Mini golf champ

There was also time for reflection and our team noted one of their highlights was having the opportunity to listen to the young people talk about the earthquake and how it has affected them 16 months on. They were thankful for such a high energy, balanced and special group of young people.



A huge thanks to the Interislander who sponsored our team’s journey to and from Kaikoura, we are grateful for your support.

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