ANZAC 2013

On Anzac Day, Challenge 2000 Hawkes Bay and 12 local young people put on a drama in both Havelock North and Napier with the theme of “remembering our ancestors who served our country by doing the same in this millennium”.  Both plays were received well by those who attended and many older and younger people were moved to tears.

A different team acted in a similar drama at Eastbourne and Johnsonville on Saturday and Sunday 27/28 April.  Once again it was well received by everyone present.  Many people remarked on the connection between the service and sacrifice of our Anzac ancestors who died overseas or came home to build a better nation and the young people’s challenge today to be people who serve and bring about justice and peace.

This photo taken in Johnsonville speaks for itself.

ANZAC Drama, Johnsonville

ANZAC Drama, Johnsonville



Anzac Drama Napier











Challenge’s New Venture

Challenge 2000 and the Catholic Diocese of Palmerston North have entered into a partnership to support, work with and develop young people in the Hawkes Bay Region.

This exciting new venture begins on April 23rd after a scoping exercise and much discussion.

The first youth event will be held on Anzac Day and provides an opportunity for youth to remember those who served and to commit to service in Aotearoa New Zealand today.

 “To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields”
by John McCrae, May 1915